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Does anyone else suffer from health anxiety? ( or hypochondriasis, as it's been called in the past)

A family member initially started talking about different diseases that he thought he had, but the more I comfort him, the deeper into the rabbit hole I dig.

I convinced myself of several illness already, and it doesn't help that anxiety causes symptoms. It's a pretty big mess right now. I am waiting it out, but if the symptoms persist, I'll get help from therapy.
basilfawlty89 · 31-35, M
Are the thoughts intrusive?
Do you habitually try to seek reassurance?
Does it only calm your nerves temporarily?

If yes, it's probably OCD.

Source: lifelong OCD sufferer.
ArminArlert · 22-25, M
@basilfawlty89 That sucks, Dude. OCD is a horrible mental illness.

My brother has OCD, but I don't think I do. It's just always on my mind right now, and makes me seek out stories from people who went though diseases, and makes me nervous.

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