So, my health anxiety is through the roof. I'm a self-diagnosed hypochondriac, and it's getting worse the older I get (I'm 20yo).
The latest health obsession of mine, is that I have blood clots in my legs. This is because I get shooting pains/sometimes a dull ache in a certain spot of my left thigh and calf (feels like it's in the muscle). If you can imagine a fire alarm siren but in terms of waves of pain instead of sound, that's what it feels like. But I have no other symptoms of blood clots.
I'm really worried that the clots are going to get to my lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, or my brain and cause some sort of aneurism.
Regardless of how convinced I am of having these clots, I have no urgency to phone for an ambulance. It's very frustrating because such problem is rationally irrational.
Has anyone else experienced this type of pain? I've tried to explain it as best as I can, but it's difficult to translate.