Has anyone had trouble with an obsession about having a disease to the point where you think everything is a sign of that disease? And of course it seems like I do have signs of the disease and I will have little issues that could possibly be part of the disease. The rational side of me remembers I only notice these symptoms when I'm obsessing about that disease. I'm struggling so bad because how does one really cope with overcoming a fear and obsession about something that potentially could happen such as getting a disease. It's a certain disease I fear and I began fixating on it when someone I know developed it. It's too disturbing for me to even post any more details. Just wondering if anyone else has had trouble like this.
My mother and a few other relatives where dealing with a disease that i was conviced i was starting to show symptoms for. This obsession caused me to get to a point of hopelessness and hyper vigilance of the things that i consumed to the point that i could hardly eat or drink anything without having symptoms which in my brain would of course lead to more complications and eventually death since the fear was so all consuming. Its hard when you cant trust your mind and i hope you can get help cause its a tough beast on its own. Prior to this though and currently still, my obsession of looking up self-assuring resources of things like diseases and such online to reafirm what i am already suspicious of having have contributed to my obsessions a lot.
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