I have always been anxious and suffered from generalised anxiety but the older I get ( I am 44) the more I suffer from health anxiety. It is taking over my life. I worry about every ache, pain and strange sensation. Every mark, bump and lump. It doesn’t help that I have IBS as well as anxiety, the more symptoms I get the more I stress then I obviously end up in a vicious cycle. My friends and family basically tell me to get a grip but that is so much more easier said than done when you have anxiety, it’s just not that black and white! I really do try to think positively and keep busy etc. I’m waiting to have some CBT via telephone and am hoping that will help ( although I have had CBT before with limited success).
I do everything I should do, I exercise, eat healthy, don’t smoke or drink yet I’m still wound up all of the time.
Please tell me I’m not alone in thinking like this, it’s so draining!