Somatic Delusions

Very new here. Been diagnosed with Schizophrenia since I was 15, now 32. I suffer the same as most, but recently I have been plagued with what my doctor and wife call somatic delusions.

I believe that I have bowel cancer, to the point of rifling through my own waste looking for blood. I have believed I had AIDS in the past and a whole lot of others.

Just wondering if there are more people who experience this? And if so, how you tackle it and try and get it under control.

Thanks in advance,

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My first symptoms were delusions of ill health. HIV especially as I had had risky sex. In the end I just got myself tested. Hearing from a doctor I was healthy was the only thing that worked.

Maybe see a doctor so they can clarify your position

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Welcome to the forum @Puggo ! :sunny:

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Thank you. That’s great advice.

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What made u believe u had bowel cancer? U could always get screened.

Idk where u are from but in UK if u have reasons to believe u may have it I think they send u a screening kit

Welcome to the forum… BTW :slight_smile:

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Welcome @Puggo! :slightly_smiling_face:

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I was a hypochondriac from a very young age. I met a Dr that cured me. Firstly she told me “even hypochondriacs get sick” and secondly she tested me for everything, everytime I thought I had it. Soon enough I began to trust that I was mentally ill and the symptoms slowly started to go away. It took years but eventually I stopped needing to be reassured and now when something comes up like numb fingers or chest pain I attribute it rightly to anxiety and tell myself if it’s something more and it’s my time to die, then so be it. My somatization has gone away.

Welcome to the forum.

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Thanks for the reply. I had a haemorrhoid that bled. My doctor has looked at it and has said I definitely have a haemorrhoid and that’s more than likely where the bleeding came from. Thanks for the welcome!

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Thanks. Great advice. Glad it worked it out for you.

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I have recently developed a sexual fluid ‘delusion’ that I’m scared to have sex unprotected or even with a condom cos of ingredients stuff on condoms.
Feel like i may catch a hidden disease that hides in my cells until another stage in my life when it will just pop up and attack me.
. Cos the private parts are like ur internal insides it’s all organ and tissue in there.
I feel like i hope I haven’t already caught one of these ‘delusion’ diseases

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