I have struggled with health anxiety throughout my life. It tends to come in waves; for example: immediately after graduating high school, I thought I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma because I had a couple of raised lymph nodes on my neck. Every year it's something different. The past couple of years it's been brain tumors, skin cancer, and heart problems. I feel like the left side of my body feels different than the right side...not numbness, but a different level of sensation to touch, if that makes sense. I had a CT, which came back normal. My doctor referred me to a neurologist for further review. I explained my symptoms to him and he seemed a bit bewildered. He ordered a MRI of my head and neck. I'm going this Wednesday and Friday to get those taken care of. I'm not really afraid of tumors anymore, since I had the CT scan. I'm now afraid of aneurysms, because I've had 2-3 great aunts/uncles who have had them.
I take Zoloft and Amitriptyline daily. I just want this to all go away. Any tips for calming yourself?