Hi everyone im a new member, 17 year old male. The past 5 months have been extremely rough. Health anxiety has ruined a majority of my summer and is still here during the beginning of my school year. I've convinced myself of several serious illnesses including brain tumors,throat cancers,eye cancers,bone tumors and now currently what I think are many swollen lymph nodes in my neck. I constantly look stuff up on the interent and have many panic attacks related to my lymph nodes. One detail that is making me frwak out is tgat they are hard and pea sized. Im at a point where I'm just completely fed up. It's taken over my life and all I want is to live a normal life in which I don't worry about having a severe illness every moment I'm awake. I've gone to the doctors and he felt my lymph nodes and didn't seem concerned this was good for a few days but then I felt some that are deeper in my neck so I've convinced myself. I have been to counciling a few years ago and was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder so i think this health anxiety is steming off of that for lack of a better term.Iike i said I'm so tired of this taking over my life and would like to talk to some of you guys that might be going through the same thing.
Open to any comments, looking to talk. Thanks guys.