Counseling/Obsession & fear
I am 47 and had been battling the health anxiety since 20 years. I have hypertension,hyperlipidemia & mitral valve prolapse with trivial regurgitation (which causes anxiety & palpitation). All these years my focus was mainly on heart, but since one month i has become very cancer phobic, as i remember one of aunt who died of cancer before 15 years..
I asked whether anxiety can cause cancer, so one allexperts counselor replied me that, anxiety & depression does not cause cancer, but cancer can cause depression. I don't know under what context she said that, which made my life like a living hell.
I know that, anxiety & depression does not cause cancer.
But Now i am fearing & obsessing that, depression is the symptoms of cancer.
What i know is that, upon being diagnosed with cancer, the patients become depressed, anxious & sad.
I have seen the people having depression for 30+ years & living with it & they don't have cancer.
Half of the world has depression, if depression would be the symptom & then half of the world would have cancer.
If somebody is depressed, when he will go to psychiatrist for treatment, will the psychiatrist will tell him to go & test for cancer.
This obsession had made me more fearful & i am having full blown continous panic attacks since 2 weeks. The anxiety is 10 out of 10 since i read that answer. I unable to function & get up from
the bed. I am not going to work since one week & unable to sleep since one week only obsessing that, cancer causes depression & it is becoming vicious cylce.
All these years i know that, panic & anxiety symptoms are harmless & i never bothered about these symptoms,only afraid for the first few years when i was not aware.
Due to continue ongoing challenges of health anxiety & mitral valve prolapse i have anxiety & palpitation. Now, every time when i feel anxious or depressed, i am thinking it is due to
Please help me. I will be grateful to you. Give me some cognitive tips to challenge this negative thoughts. It is killing me. My body is full of adrenaline & burning. Hyper alert 24 hours.
With the help of even a small stick in between the sea will be enough for me to come out this fear trap.
What you are describing to me is a fear reaction.
Feelings are the body’s reaction to a thought or thought process. The body can express these thoughts in a number of ways, usually negative, such as illnesses, pain, rashes, etc.
If you focus on something enough with some emotion, you subconscious treats that as already real and works to produce it.
Your feelings motivate behavior, especially fear. The key is to learn to break the cycle of the thoughts turning into negative feelings and the negative feelings motivating more behavior.
They way you do that is to release those feelings. Once you do that, your perception is no longer motivated by past, stored recordings that play over and over again. You can think clearly.
If I were there with you, I could help you over this. I am not with you. Instead, I am going to refer you to a system that works very well. It is called FasterEFT. You can find it at FasterEFT.com. There you can see videos of people who are getting over the very thing you are struggling with.
If you need further help or clarification about any of this, please write me again.