Re: Real pain or health anxiety?
Carrot--I am much older than you, but suffer the same symptoms as you. Every pain or "funny feeling" is something fatal and I'm dying because of it. It is a horrible way to live, but I've not found anything to eliminate the thoughts. My doctor gave me Lexapro and Ativan. I have periods of thinking I'm healthy as can be and then one little thought will throw me into a tail spin. I don't know what to do about it. I have found going on the health board and reading folks accounts of the same thing helps me more than anything. Hope you are better by now and keeping positive about your health 'tho very hard to do.