I constantly worry something is medically wrong with my kids: Advice?

Has anyone dealt with hypochondria, but rather than it being about yourself, it’s about your kids? I find in times of stress; I constantly think something is medically wrong with them. So far, to date, my concerns have been unwarranted, so that is the only thing giving me any type of consolation.

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Go and see a professional

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my mother did this. Doctor visit every single week of my sisters life til she graduated high school . It made her neurotic, OCD and the “sky was always falling”. Get counseling

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Go see a professional before it gets worse and it turns into munchausen

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Seek help from a professional!

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Talk to your therapist. This question needs talk therapy to find the root of the cause

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There is an actual psychological condition. Seek professional help before you do something to your child. Look up the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

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Go seek professional help, this type of severe anxiety can lead to munchausen by proxy which a popular and recent case was the Gypsy Rose Blanchard case

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It never hurts to get the kid checked if you think something is wrong.

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You need professional help, not Facebook.

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Did you suffer trauma early in your life? I know for me I lost both my parents when I was young so it’s been a struggle thinking that it won’t happen to my own children. It also sounds like a form of OCD

Seek professional help. That could turn into Munchausen Syndrome.

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seek professional help asap.

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You are a mother and the love you have for your babies is overwhelming to the point you worry about something wrong because if the bad did happen you feel you wont survive. I get it. I’m the same way it’s just because the fear of the worse case scenarios becoming reality. Mine comes from my daughter almost dying in 2016. Thank God she is 100% better now. Always trust your mommy gut but find a hobby to distract you from all the bad things. Also I’m religious so with prayer and faith that God will protect them gets me through it.

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Munchhousing syndrome

When my kids were younger I worried more. It’s ok to worry. Sometimes our worries turn out to be justified. What may seem like small things can turn out to be big things. Better to be safe than sorry. If you have the money and/or medical insurance to have these concerns checked, then do it. You’ll at least have peace of mind then.

My son has been tested for numerous things. My daughter too. Typically though it’s from them telling me that something hurts or that they felt a growth or had a strange pain that we just couldn’t explain away. If your kids come to you and are truly hurting from something they are experiencing, or it’s obvious that they are very sick, then get them checked. Kids do have a lot of ‘growing’ pains we’ve learned. If they get sick or have any type of infection their lymph nodes can swell to the point that you can feel them. That can be normal. As long as their pain is not extreme, I wouldn’t jump the gun every time.

I have health anxiety but it’s about me, not my child! talk to a GP, they put me on anxiety/depression pills and referred me to the therapist! It’s a slow process but it really does work! And plus… You’re a mum, you will always have your worries and doubts but you obviously seem to have it more than others! Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help❤️

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All these people saying Munchausen by Proxy need to stop. That is a totally different mental illness which is predicated on attention seeking. This woman has a form of anxiety that would cause her to over protect her children rather than hurt them. Please seek professional help if it is overwhelming or interferes with your life. It can be treated. This type of anxiety is quite common. There is a private Facebook group called Moms Transforming Panic to Peace that may help you. :heart:

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Honestly trust your gut. I thought I was over reacting but I wasn’t. We found our answers.