I was wondering if anyone else ever experiences feelings like this...
I wouldn't consider myself extremely hypochondriac in nature, but from time to time when I have a small issue, I somehow convince myself I have a serious medical condition. Fortunately these episodes of paranoia don't last too long. (I do have some legit anxiety issues but it usually isn't bad and that's probably where this comes from)
I swallowed an Aleve once without water and it gave me heartburn...I convinced myself it was a heart attack. My rational brain knew for sure it was the pill causing the problem but the panic broke through anyway ahh!)
The thing that is freaking me out now is that I had tried so many times to lose weight in the past and always failed. This time it's been successful and I've lost more than I ever thought possible. I'm excited about it but my nutty side tries to tell me that it must be that I have some incurable and terminal illness causing me to be able to drop lbs. I feel healthier than ever, no signs of anything amiss, and Dr. reports are all fine.
Rationally, I know that the reason is because I really did become motivated and diligent about watching calories and intake but I can't completely dismiss the irrational fears.
If anyone else experiences this..how do you deal with it? I feel silly telling friends and family.