I'm a 22 yo female, just graduated from university, living at home with my parents & looking for work. I've suffered with OCD for as long as I can remember, when I was a child I thought there was something wrong with me but it wasn't until I was much older that I understood it was OCD and I was in fact, normal. Health anxiety is something else which has been apparent ever since I was a child, again not knowing hyperchondria was a recognised condition. Both died down a little during high school, & OCD now is something I can deal with easily. The health anxiety however takes over my life. Conditions I've worried about in the last few years include brain tumour, AIDS and throat cancer. I experience many of the 'anxiety symptoms' but recently they have been getting worse, and I feel sharing experiences online will help to relieve some of the worry!