Does anyone know any ways of how to control health anxiety? I feel like it's taking over my life now. Every day there is always something wrong with me and any small symptom I seem to think is the start of a serious disease.. A few months ago I had a migraine on and off for about a month and I was crying most days because I thought I had a brain tumour and was dying, silly I know. Before that I was feeling dizzy and light headed and I thought there was something wrong with my heart as I seem to think at any moment I could have a cardiac arrest or my heart could just stop for no reason, I also check my heart rate to make sure it's beating normal but I wouldn't even know if it was anyway! After the migraine I had this horrible sickly feeling in my throat like something was pressing against my windpipe but was told it was down to anxiety. Now I get pains in my arms that come and go and also pains in my legs, infact the pains can come just about everywhere on my body, last night I had pains in my stomach and feeling sick and I seem to think I've got something terrible like cancer. I have a habit of searching symptoms on the Internet too and on one website it said arm pain can be a symptom of pancreatic cancer and I worry about having that. I can't stop worrying, it's always at the back of my mind and I just wish it would go away, I've always been a worrier but never to this extent. I have a fear of going to the doctors too incase he tells me I've got a life threatening illness. I heard aswell that worrying is a cause of diseases such as cancer and can lead to things like that and it's making me even more worried that I could get it because of all this anxiety I'm suffering from but it just makes me worry more. Also, you may find this surprising but I'm only 16 and I just want this to stop before it escalates into something much bigger if it hasn't already.. Does anyone else suffer from the pains in the arms/legs, and how do I know it is definitely an anxiety symptom and not something else? I should be enjoying my teenage life right now but I just can't because of this, any advice please? Thank you
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