Same. Mine is a diff body part/issue but exact same behavoits. Im in the same boat. Ive done all those things too. Its so hard! Im dealing with this right now. Its paralyzing. I could barely sleep last night i was poking and prodding so much. Im trying so hard now to not give in to any of my checking or reassurance seeking compulsions but its tough. Night time is the worst for m’e. Hang in there!
Thank you. It’s nice to see I’m not alone. Good luck to you my friend.
You too! We can do it!
I also struggle with severe health anxiety. I am totally obsessed with body sensations—to the point where I am terrified to feel them come up, and panic when they do. I know it’s all hyperawareness, but I get convinced I have diseases. I ended up going to the doctor yesterday who said it is probably nothing, but I’m unable to stop thinking about it. It’s exhausting, and I can totally empathize with how you’re feeling.
It is so exhausting.