Hi, this is my first post on here so I'm just trying to get myself accustomed to it. I've struggled with heavy anxiety issues for the last few years which have come in different periods of severity. However, in the 6 months or so I've had some quite disturbing symptoms which are really affecting my day to day life.
Firstly, I've become intensely fearful of my health. I will spend the day checking my body, worrying about how I may have contracted something and also worrying about how I might contaminate someone else. My main fear is that I have severe viral diseases such as HIV or meningitis.
My second problem is that I keep having really intrusive thoughts. They usually come in 2 forms which is death or being cut. For example, I'll have a thought about being stabbed in my heart or have a vein on my arm slashed and these thoughts just won't leave my mind. I'll be left in a panicked state for a period of time which I can't seem to subside.
I originally thought this was just my mind playing tricks on me but it feels to be a lot different to regular GAD. I was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on my feelings. I also have a doctors appointment booked for next week to discuss my current situation. Thanks in advance.