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Hello I am a 25 year old male, will be 26 on July 20th. I have

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Hello I am a 25 year old male, will be 26 on July 20th. I have had severe hypochondria and anxiety disorder, i have been on meds for a few years and i have delt with constant worry , etc for nearly 10 years.

I always think im dying of cancer, i do smoke cigarettes, i take my vitamins fish oil one a day mens d3 5000 iu magnesium etc , i try to eat healthy but sometimes its hard.... i have on cancer in my family on either side, but i am always afraid i will die of cancer or that i have it already and it is growing inside , would i know or feel really terrible if i had cancer i am sweating just thinking about it becasue right now i am in the middle of a panic attack and all the thoughts and worries fester in my brain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  911DOC replied 1 year ago.

911DOC :

NO

911DOC :

I'm sorry

911DOC :

with most cancers you would not have physical symptoms until they were relatively advanced

911DOC :

skin cancer being an exception

911DOC :

I'm glad you recognize this as being a panic attack

911DOC :

and I'm glad you are getting help

911DOC :

but perhaps the best thing you could do for yourself would be to quit smoking

911DOC :

so you could stop worrying about that

911DOC :

standing by

911DOC :

are you there sir?

911DOC :

I do not see you in the chat

911DOC :

I'm going to switch to Q and A

911DOC :

but I can clearly see your psychological problem in your question

911DOC :

you recognize you have a problem with health anxiety

911DOC :

you are 26

911DOC :

and you smoke

911DOC :

and are worried about cancer

911DOC :

you are likely spending lots of money on doctor's visits and each time you are told you don't have cancer you don't believe it

911DOC :

I'm willing to be a lot of money that you don't have cancer

911DOC :

but i don't think that will calm you down because you are getting something from this

911DOC :

you are gaining something from this

Customer:

hello i am sorry i am here

911DOC :

if you can figure out what THAT is, then you maybe able to stop your worry

911DOC :

because it is completely irrational

911DOC :

standing by

Customer:

my thinking is irrational

Customer:

its out of control

Customer:

one pain, one ache, if im tired, if i get dizzy randomly

Customer:

its cancer

911DOC :

but at the same time you can state that it is irrational

911DOC :

which is a good first step

Customer:

that is true

911DOC :

so how can i help you tonight?

Customer:

im really not sure i am just afraid of having cancer

911DOC :

so why not decide not to be afraid? being not afraid would be better if you DID have cancer and better if you did not as well.

Customer:

i guess i have to retrain my brain ... somehow

911DOC :

YES! that's exactly right.

911DOC :

stand by

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have you seen or read this book HERE

Customer:

its very difficult

911DOC :

because it is just what you need

Customer:

i have not maybe i should order it

Customer:

i dont know, i just feel sick alot

Customer:

i think maybethat is anxiety

911DOC :

then stop feeling that way

Customer:

but my brain tells me its not , its one thing after another

911DOC :

you are letting your feelings control your brain when it needs to be the other way around

911DOC :

your brain is wrong and you know it

911DOC :

and it's not your brain or your intellect telling you... it's fear and emotion, and you know that it is wrong, you already told me you know

Customer:

i say i know it but do i really KNOW it

911DOC :

no, you KNOW it but do not FEEL it to be true

911DOC :

important distinction

911DOC :

you are in a bad habit

911DOC :

and bad habits take time to break but can be broken,

911DOC :

hence my mentioning the book above

Customer:

i wonder if i can order that book from that ite

911DOC :

if not it's on Amazon

Customer:

i will order it , i have trouble concentrating on reading but i think i can do this

911DOC :

but you need to be seeing someone to... a psychologist preferably, a cognitive behavioral therapist

Customer:

ive heard of a cognitive therapist

911DOC :

are you in therapy?

Customer:

no im not

911DOC :

why?

Customer:

im going to see a Medium on august 16th if that counts

Customer:

intuitive jack

Customer:

here in NJ

Customer:

that is his name

911DOC :

no it most certainly does not count

911DOC :

they are charlatans

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and you are tossing your money away

Customer:

lol

Customer:

is it fake

Customer:

have you ever watched the long island medium, she went to see this guy Jack Keller that I am going to see

Customer:

maybe he can heal me or something i really have no idea

911DOC :

my goodness

911DOC :

you are all over the place

911DOC :

consulting mediums

911DOC :

and online doctors

Customer:

my girlfreind wants to go to maybe here from her mother from the other side... so im going

911DOC :

if you are serious about overcoming this

Customer:

yeah i am a lunatic

911DOC :

you need to spend your money on a psychologist

911DOC :

do you have any final questions about this i can answer for you?

Customer:

i wil see a psychologist

Customer:

that is a good site of thecold reading

911DOC :

excellent

Customer:

what a fraud

911DOC :

anything as a final question for me?

Customer:

i appreciate your help and pointing me in a direction of help

911DOC :

my pleasure

911DOC :

as a closing i would say this

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have terrible heartburn lately is that a symptom of something deadly I can't even eat a crumb cake
Expert:  911DOC replied 1 year ago.

Everything could be a sign of something deadly.

 

You need a good primary care physician and a very good psychologist.

 

The heartburn is likely due to your anxiety and your smoking. If you drink alcohol this is not helping.

 

Please let me know if you have more questions.

 

Positive feedback always appreciated.

 

Best

 

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