I'm 18 and I suffer from Anxiety. I was just wondering what I should do about my current situation.
I have had anxiety since the age of 15 and I relatively know how to handle it. I was just wondering about whether I had other problems to worry about.
So over the past 6 months, I have found that I have an external hemorrhoid and I got anxiety about it (Thinking I had colon and stomach cancer.) naturally with the anxiety, I haven't been to the Doctor's about it. I was feeling nauseous for a few days then it would go once my mind was taken off of it. It hasn't really returned. So I put it down to anxiety.
Next, I got some small back pain, and some pressure headaches, I developed anxiety about this (Thinking I had brain cancer or a tumour.) - A friend of mine calmed me down and told me I was being stupid, I no longer get them. Mainly because I'm not worrying as much, so I put it down to anxiety.
My latest problem is that about a month ago, I was getting lightheaded every time I got up from bed, so I looked it up and thought I had low/high blood pressure, I also saw that it was related to heart problems so I got even more worried (My grandad has had a heart attack, but he used to smoke. My mother has had two heart attacks, but she smokes 15-20 a day. I don't smoke, don't do drugs or drink.) - Now that I'm thinking of heart problems, I am getting small pains in my arms, I used to have to take deep breaths but don't know. The arm pains only seem to come when I'm thinking about the problem, as did the deep breaths. I weigh roughly 278 pounds and am not very healthy when it comes to excersize. Now the latest symptom I'm experiencing is a jolt of adrenaline/excitement when I'm thinking about it. The lightheadedness is barely there now and the symptoms only come when I sit and think about the problems, not constantly.
Is there anything to really worry about? am I worrying about nothing? Or could there be something more to this than my anxiety?
Thanks in advance.