i find it helpful to ask other people "would you worry if..." and when they say no, it helps me feel calm, because it's just another level of rationalisation. I am having a very anxious day and wondered if people could reinforce what I already know - that this is just anxiety talking!
Basically, my main issue is that I worry about being helpless outside of the home and not having familiar people around to look after me if I become unable to look after myself. This has led me to suffer asthenophobia (fear of fainting/feeling weak). I have health anxiety, in a way, but it's not the usual kind of worrying you have a serious/fatal illness. I just worry that I will have an inconvenient illness! I don't want to be ill unless a) I currently have time to be ill (like I can take some time off work to recuperate) and b) I am safe at home and have people around to look after me.
At the moment, I am away from home at a conference. I have had an extremely stressful day as several major problems have arisen, and I travelled for six hours to get here. I have a twinge in my groin/hip area that I have had for the last four days, which has not caused me any trouble, but I still can't convince myself that I won't wake up seriously ill and have to try and get help from strangers. What if I fall unconscious in my hotel room and nobody finds me?
I basically just need someone to talk sense to me! I know I'm being irrational, I just can't stop thinking about it and panicking. I just want to be safe at home!