This site is for people who worry about their health to the point of panic attack, a place where they can gather information and learn about their illness and try to overcome it. Health anxiety, or hypochondria, is an illness where the sufferer worries excessively about their health.
Everybody worries about their health from time to time but for someone who suffers health anxiety it can be a crippling experience, it can take over their lives and for some it can make them become dysfunctional. I was a sufferer of health anxiety for three years and whilst this may not seem long compared to some it was long enough for me to learn that it is a horrible illness and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
On this site I have written about health anxiety and what it is, what can make it worse and what can make it better. If you are someone who notices and analyses every sensation in your body then looks it up on the internet trying to find out what’s causing it and then finds out that it could be cancer, MS or some other horrible disease then you are in the right place. Feel free to browse around the articles and ask questions if you feel comfortable. I have only recently started working on this site so I am still adding content so bookmark it and check back regularly!
I have created a forum for anybody who wants to talk to others who are going through the same thing and you can find it right here. That too is quite new and so there aren’t many people using it yet but I am working on that. In the meantime read what you like and keep checking back for new information. Enjoy!