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I Constantly Worry About My Health?

Postby tyesone86 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:21 am

I'm a 14 yr old male and I constantly worry and stress myself out about my health. In the last few weeks I've thought I had skin cancer, testicular cancer, oral cancer, diabetes, etc. The list goes on. The only one that did turn out to be anything was when I thought I had oral cancer, and it was geographic tongue. I even read about Schizophrenia and when I went to bed that night I thought I was hearing voices...

Now I'm worrying about my nose and even thought I might have nasal cavity cancer or something. It's getting the point where even I think it's stupid, but I still worry... All the time... I try to tell myself I'm only 14 and the chances of me having all these diseases are very, very unlikely and sometimes it helps, but a few days later I find something else to worry about. I even worry about minor cuts and scrapes and I think it might be developing into anxiety or something...

Is there anything that could help?
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I Constantly Worry About My Health?

Postby Danniel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:31 am

Sounds like you have a family history of cancer, if you're worried that everything is cancer.
But, let me tell you, there is a condition (temporary, of course) called medical student disease. This is where one reads and learns about a condition/disease/etc and then they start realizing all the symptoms they have of it, thus thinking they have it, as well.

Same works for psychiatric students.
Stop reading up on this stuff until you're older (and even then, only if you want to go into the medical field.)
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