Since entering adulthood and taking the reigns of my my own health and well-being, I have found myself growing obsessed with Google searching weird symptoms I was experiencing, and leading myself to believe I had every illness under the sun. As soon as I became sexually active every single month I grew anxious, worried and concerned that the mild pains in my abdomen were signs pregnancy, even though there was very little chance of that. I would Google vague questions associated with my concerns, and the answers were always frightening. 'You are likely pregnant', 'You probably have breast cancer.'
I found that the endless amounts of information available on the internet (most of which was entirely un-applicable to my symptoms but I found a way of making myself believe I had it. It's almost like reading your horoscope every day, and even though the symptoms listed on Google are extremely general, you try and apply it to yourself and before you know it, you believe that you are dying.
Has anyone else experienced anxiety because of this?