Hello! I am new on here and I have joined because I suffer from Medical Anxiety Disorder and have been diagnosed with GAD as well. It all started when I got super sick in April of 2013 and I began seeking help of my doctor. I was dismissed from her office faster than she could actually open the door. It became very stressful and I began to panic as panicking seemed like the only option for me at the time. Since then, I have seen counselors and therapists and I have even tried to do yoga, aromatherapy- you name it- and when I feel a pain, a headache, a cough- I immediately Google my symptoms. This is especially bad as Google will always tell you you are dying. I am continually having to "research" and figure out what is wrong with me as I feel my doctor just dismisses me. Her reasoning is "You are young and healthy- I have no worries about you." That is comforting to hear- yes, but being 22 and going through as much as I do on just a daily basis and then top it all off with a headache- not pleasant. She attempted to put me on Cyroplex (sp?) to "calm me down" and I had anxiety about taking anxiety medication because I Googled all the symptoms and all the cases where people have reacted to it! I am a compulsive Google-er and I have no idea how to stop. The reason I joined this forum tonight was because I believe I have pinched a nerve in my neck. Out of curiosity- I Googled "numbness in left side of face" and sudddenly Google was telling me to call 911 cause I was having a stroke! It is very scary because then I start to go "Omg am I really? Or did I just pinch a nerve? Am I missing signs and symptoms that my body is trying to tell me? Should I go to ER?" (PS In Canada- if you go to the ER or Walk In too much- they flag your account- meaning you are just being a hypochondriac and then they dismiss you as well). Google also told me if it wasn't a stroke, it was a tumor or Bells Palsy- but nothing about "you may have just pinched a nerve". I am sorry for rambling but it feels good to finally get it out!