Over the past ten days, I have written, edited, deleted, re-written, and re-edited a blog post about all the COVID-19 stress on health anxiety sufferers. But the words on the screen seem so inadequate. So, I pause today and ask YOU, my readers and subscribers. How are you holding up? Are your health anxieties in turbo mode, or are they not as bad as you would’ve expected?
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Oh my anxiety has def been high since this started. Every time I get chills or my throat feels a tingle I start worrying if I have it. Also it’s been high because my go to for helping my anxiety is going out, hanging out with friends, taking the kids to do things but now we can’t do anything of those things! So I’m doing my best to keep myself busy at home- which is challenging for me
The pandemic has been very hard for me. I have struggled with health anxiety OCD my whole life but having been born and raised in Puerto Rico, where mental health care is still a little bit taboo socially, I just thought I was crazy. Into my adulthood, I moved to Miami and saw a doctor who gave me the answer. It blew my mind. Ever since I’ve been trying to be self aware, take care of my health in logical ways and you know, be ok.
I got pregnant right as the pandemic was starting so I had a full blown pandemic pregnancy and now she is almost a year old. Its been HARD and dark sometimes. I have ups and downs to be honest. Im working from home while I take care of the baby and I have way too much time on my hands to think about all the things that could potentially be wrong with me, my baby or my fiancé. There’s usually no evidence of anything wrong with any of us but I spiral into the internet for comfort when there isn’t any because its all in my head. I always think the worst until I literally make myself sick in the stomach and incredibly overwhelmed.
This month something in my head clicked. Im not alone. Other people have this, other people have to have overcome it. So this is how I found you. Im so grateful. I have to start putting in work and learning from other people so I can be my best self.
Thanks for putting your experience out there!