365 Days of Hypochondria

And other personal happenings.

Crazy Anxiety (Day 104)


This chai tea was the most exciting part of my day.

This chai tea was the most exciting part of my day.

Ok, I’ll be honest…

Hypochondria thoughts: crazy mode.

This day was an awful one for my hypochondria. And I didn’t at all expect it. I woke up sick yesterday. Sore throat, headache, the works. It got worse today and for some reason I couldn’t shake the feeling of having scurvy. The morning started off okay, I got through part of my first class with ease. I bought a soup and green tea from Tim Hortons, nestled into my seat but ended up leaving halfway through. During my three hour break, I grew very sleepy. By the time my next class started I developed these feverish chills. My body would repeatedly overheat and that caused me to panic. After being incredibly hot, my body would become very cold. I ended up leaving half way through that class too. On my way home, the bus was unusually late arriving at the bus stop because of a 5th of November protest downtown. I was incredibly relieved when I finally got home but the chills and the fever made me think about my diet and my vitamins and all I could think about was scurvy. I don’t know the actual symptoms of scurvy (just that your teeth fall out) and I was too scared of possibly triggering myself by looking online. So all I could think was “what if my chills and headaches are symptoms of scurvy”. In my delusional mind frame, I started to wiggle my teeth. My anxiety just grew and I had to ask my room mates for reassurance that I was indeed healthy. They reassured me and I took two vitamin c tablets.

Sorry if that was hectic and poorly written. Had to get it all out. Phew.

3 thoughts on “Crazy Anxiety (Day 104)

  1. I have days like that a lot. I understand the wiggling teeth thing – I do that with bumps and freckles. The ironic thing is that the more you touch/wiggle/poke yourself, the more sensitive the part of your body becomes. When I feel like that, I take some time to regroup – make sure you sleep tonight.

    I hope you feel better tomorrow! And I promise you don’t have scurvy – you are not a pirate. :)

  2. So sorry you feel like this, I know exactly what you feel like. You dont want to know something is wrong, but you do at the same time. I have been wakin up in a panic every morning thinking something is worng, let me know if you want to talk.

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