Hi guys, excited to have joined this community and hopefully get some advice
I feel as though I've been developing health anxiety over the past 6 months or so, I find myself obsessing over "minor" symptoms or symptoms that can easily be explained by something harmless. For example, my GP told me to re-read the advice leaflet that comes with my contraceptive pill as some of the advice had changed - ok I thought, that seems fair enough - and I read that in rare cases the pill can cause liver tumours and since then I have been experiencing an odd pressure/soreness sensation in my right side. It started under the ribs (where the liver is) but has since moved down and round the back (more like where the kidney is) so now I am of course worrying that I am one of the rare cases - even though I doubt this sensation would have occurred if I hadn't have seen that in the leaflet!
I find that as soon as one symptom either goes away or gets explained as something harmless within days I've found something else to be worrying over healthwise. It's really starting to affect my life as I spend a lot of time researching symptoms, discounting the harmless explanations but latching onto more sinister ones. I'm 23 and I should just be enjoying life but instead I'm worrying all the time. Has anyone had anxiety cause this type of pain sensation before? I've heard of anxiety causing bad chest pain but I guess this is more liver/kidney area pain. Please help, I've read some of the other posts here and my anxiety seems quite tame compared to some of your experiences but I hope you guys can still offer reassurance