What is health anxiety? What causes health anxiety? How can you cope with health anxiety and ultimately beat it? These are all the things I’m talking about today!
I developed health anxiety after my first surgery to treat endometriosis. A cancer scare caused my brain to go into chronic fight or flight mode- constantly searching for proof that I was dying and in danger.
This anxiety built up to a really bad level where I had panic attacks, rapid heart rate, shallow breathing, shortness of breath and other physical symptoms that I couldn’t control.
After ending up in the ER twice, and doctors telling me I was fine, I went to work researching what was happening to me and how I could fight it. You are your own best advocate and no one will care about your own body, physical health, and mental health more than you. These are some things I learned along the way and I hope they help you!
Thank you for your constant love and support!
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