Hello everyone, just introducing myself. I think I have health anxiety, I worry quite a bit if I'm ill or get a pain. Ladt week I had a tummy bug and in that week i convinced myself that I had a) bowel cancer,b) stomach cancer and now a stomach ulcer! Even though I feel much better I still think I have a serious illness. This all started when I started going through the menapause, got through that but it's left me with this horrible anxiety! Haven't been to GP yet about this. Gave up smoking 16 months ago so although that did make things worse in the anxiety I know it was the best thing to do and do not want to go back to that and won't! Find walking, reading, playing games on pc and crochet all help to a point, have some nights where I don't sleep awfully well but i am better then i was, its great to find a board like this to chat with you all...oh and I'm on beta blockers for palpatations which i started getting when i was super stressed looking after mother in law when she had cancer (we lost her 5 years ago) Think thats it any questions juat ask!