Hey users, I have suffered from health related anxiety for almost 20 years. I am now 31. Although this is a daily battle I do have some advise on how to keep yourself grounded, and be able to work through your anxiety. It is very simple, but it takes some training. A brief history of what I go through so you all can relate. Daily I check my pulse, to see how my heart rate is. Some days are a little over the top and this prevents me from wanting to excerpt much energy, for fear i'll drop dead from a heart attack. On top of the I've also had bouts with cricopharyngeal spasm (feeling of lump in throat, chocking sensation). Been to the doctors several times, did 2 years on Effexor. Now i've clued into my triggers, and how I can work around them. First things first, cut down on the stimulants....coffee, pop, chocolate, processed foods, so on. This is an easy way to get over short term symptoms, and feel better right away. Secondly, get B vitamins naturally. Potatoes, green veggies, brown rice. Just eat a little bit more then you have already, you'll notice a change within 1-2 days. Keep on that, and slowly add this to your diet, as your eliminating the above mentioned items. Most important!!! Don't be afraid to give yourself that much needed time out. Just like we had when we were kids, misbehaving. Take yourself out of the actions/ stress for a min or too, collect your thoughts, then rationalize with yourself. " Is this worth being this stressed out over" Ask yourself that over and over again until you can honestly answer that. Say it out loud. Embrace your fears, and acknowledge them. I'm not a doctor, nor any professional medical associate, just a guy who battles with the same things you do daily. I just happened to try to understand, and figure mine out, and deal with it without meds, or therapy. And remember, you control your thoughts, so keep them in check! Sounds goofy, but you know what I mean. And also, to ease your concerns, go every 6 months for a general check up exam. Keep tabs on what your body's doing, it will help you reassure yourself when your in a state of panic. Good luck strangers, you can do it!!