Is health anxiety the same as being a hypochondriac? Having anxiety makes me, and probably most people, more aware of things that their body does or sensations that other people don't notice. One little pain, muscle twitch or flutter can send me into a panic attack. I don't know what the cruelest part of anxiety disorder. The anxiety itself or being so hyper aware of my body and things going on with it and around it. Is it not bad enough to just be anxious? Having the racing thoughts that consume me and keep playing over and over. Peripheral neuropathy that makes it hard to go back to sleep if I have to wake up for any reason. It is never good when it keeps u from really sleeping when u take a sleeping pill. Now the strange burning sensation soon my tongue, roof of my mouth and a bit of the throat has taken over. This and the neuropathy started once I finished tapering off of my klonopin. Life just doesn't get any easier.