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On Being Told 'You Think About Your Illnesses Too Much'

This is a comment I have received many times. Those living with long-term conditions will be all too familiar with remarks of this nature.

I understand the intention. Living with chronic illnesses comes inescapably with the need for managing thoughts and feelings towards your illness.

This is an incredibly valid struggle. One that is often clearly visible to those on the outside of our lived experience. And it does raise the importance of talking about healthanxiety, and how it can be complexly interwoven with physical or mental health conditions.

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