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I have Hypochondria or severe anxiety that rears its ugly head as health anxiety. I am 28 years old and have recently had a full blood tests, checking liver, pancreas, kidneys, hemoglobin, white counts, etc... And all came back normal. I mowed the lawn the other day and began itching on my arms so after I finished I went inside and took a shower. Well the generalized itching hasn't stopped. I'll feel it on my arm, then my leg, then my ear, then my back, repeat. I googled it and saw all the dire things that itching could mean internally. I have gotten so anxious I can't eat, I just want to sleep where I feel no anxiousness or itching, I have no energy to do anything. I went to the ER with my fears and they did more blood tests and all came back fine. Made a follow up appointment with my normal doctor today and she feels that my anxiety is probably causing my itch. She prescribed be buspar and atarax to go along with my Effexor and Trazadone. I don't know what to do anymore, I feel like I am going to go crazy. I feel bad that my energy level is to none when my 8 year old wants to play or have fun outside and all I want to do is sleep. I have a stepdaughter that is fighting stage four neuroblastoma cancer and I feel this caused my health anxiety... I have always had GAD just never this severe. Has anyone ever had itching as their anxiety symptom?