I've suffered from health anxiety since I was very little. It's come and gone throughout my life but has sinced returned when my son was born. I'm a single mum, so my main concern is passing away and leaving him. I have had cbt which helped some, but I don't feel it really got to the root of my illness. I wasn't affected by death at a young age, so I'm not sure what sparked this fear in me when I was little. I take Elavil 10mg daily that was prescribed for TMJ and Xanax .5mg as needed. My biggest problem is I feel like I'm going nuts. I've been a nurse for many years (which is a blessing and a curse for someone with health anxiety!), so I find my nurse brain and anxiety brain clash over what's real and what's just anxiety fuelled. It's absolutely awful! Any advice of how to get it under control and begin to heal from it would be wonderful and much appreciated.