Living with health anxiety

As long as I can remember I've had a severe case of health anxiety/hypochondria. Every pain, twitch or itch always leads me to WebMD to check out all of the cancers/diseases that I might have. It's very frustrating and difficult to live with. I don't always have health anxiety, it just comes and goes. Some times are worse than others. At this point in time it's gotten really bad. I've been sick with a cold and bronchitis for close to 2 months, which I'm mostly over, but it gets me thinking...why did I get sick in the first place? Why has it lasted so long? Do I have an autoimmune disorder? Do I have cancer or leukemia? Is there something wrong with my thyroid? All of these thoughts go thru my head and it's so debilitating that it throws be into a panic attack. I'm so tired of living this way. Here lately I've been getting this cold sensation in my mouth and on my tongue. And of course I Googled it to see what it could be. So far I've read that anxiety and stress causes this to happen. But there's always that thought in my mind telling me that it's something worse. Anyone else ever have this weird sensation?


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  • I'm exactly the same every pain or feeling sends me into total panic it's all I think off !

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