As, you can see from the other replies, you're not alone. That said, in our individual lives, we sure CAN feel alone, as we don't really have someone to turn to in person, most of the time. This is one of the toughest aspects of mental health challenges. It is next to impossible to have someone (who doesn't struggle themselves) understand our, sometimes, rough trials. Even loved ones or best of friends grow weary of what we can put them through with our seeking reassurances. This doesn't make us bad people, for sure. We
are trying to find a way through it all. This doesn't mean we are not loved. They
are trying to find a way to 'understand' - to help, as best they can. Other peeps have their own lives to live. We know this and we, most often, feel guilty in reaching out looking for further reassurances.
We will never, fully, be able to "just quit thinking about it". So do not try:) What we can learn to do is to not let those thoughts drive us into being dominated by fear and doubt and insecurity. These emotions can lead us into being nearly paralyzed - feeling as though there is little help...little hope of ever being able to be the major definer of our OWN well-being.
The most important person to turn to is, in fact, you. In CBT I have learned to develop a Self that, frankly, hardly ever existed. So there is hope. We can work on ourself, develop confidence, inner strength, a sense of self worth and learn to like ourself and rely on ourself. Such development takes time and patience and dedication. It can be done. Wishing you the very best.
Ultimately, you will always be the best person for the job. And, that 'job' is learning how to live WELL eventhough you have anxiety disorder(s) / health anxiety. You do this right now....though anxiety peeps feel they NEVER get a break, when struggling. You do live WELL, at times. Anxiety makes us perceive it is a 24/7 - 365 day battle, when we are struggling.
Eventhough the longest lasting help will come from yourself, we sure can get help from other sources. Gentle guidance, some clarity, some direction, some much needed quickish relief can, hopefully, be passed our way. But, it will still always be up to us
(each of us) to move towards finding that extra help we sometimes need:)
When was the last time you felt you were doing 'OK'?
Peace and Feel Well:)