There are many sufferers with this form of anxiety. Its very hard to cope with. I always think I have something wrong, and hate myself on a daily basis for smoking. I try my best to be positive, exercise has saved my life and my frustration. I've also been going to psycotherapy to change my thinking patterns, it seems to be working, this Doctor gets into your subconcious. I thought my problem started when my mom got really ill, but yet some close friends say I was like this at 19, I'm now 43. It can really take a toll on your health, your family, everything that is important to you in your life. So, I am making it stop. A good book to read is "Love is letting go of fear", it helped me to live in the present, not the past or future, and to be nicer to people. When I was younger, I had an attitude. Good luck to all our fellow sufferers with these disorders!