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I suffer from occasional health anxiety in instances when I feel I have been permanently damaged.

For instance, the other day I found a little mold (maybe a half inch square) in my washing machine.  I wiped it down with bleach, but didnt wear a mask.  Now im afraid I may have inhaled toxic mold and damaged myself.  I have a sore throat and nausea, but that could be from me stressing out.

This happens a lot.  I can deal with all sorts of fear, but my white whale is fear over being damaged somehow.  The guilt, the feeling of lack of control, the powerless feels like too much.

Does anyone else deal with this?  How do you cope?

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