So I'm a hypochondriac, and let me first say that it royally sucks; fearing every little thing that goes on in the body, as a possibly fatal illness or problem.
Lately, however, I've been a bit concerned. Now I've had insomnia before, and it's likely that like every other time, this is just anxiety caused by recent events, but I guess it helps me to talk out what's bothering me. For the last week or so, I've not been getting very much sleep, or it hasn't felt very restful. Sometimes I wake up several times a night, only to go back to sleep, or like now, I wake up, wide awake at very early hours of the morning. As of late, my throat is also bone dry, and slightly painful, but that goes away rather quickly. My personal favorite, that always gets my anxiety going, is when I wake and my entire body feels like led. I worry that there might be something wrong with me, like a brain tumor or something horrid like that. Because Hypochondria is just fun like that.
I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome about 13 years ago. I've also been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hypochondria, and Seasonal Affective Disorder in the last 7 years. My anxiety generally gets worse during the winter months. Also, recently, we had to have my dog and my best friend of 14 years, Muffles, down. As I mentioned, my sleeping problems as of late are likely anxiety related, so I'm probably worried over nothing, but I've a hard time letting it go, being a hypochondriac.
As I'm writing this, I'm starting to feel slightly better, so perhaps getting that off my chest helped. Thanks AZ for sparing a little time. :3
EDIT: Realizing this probably doesn't belong here, so if a mod could move this, that'd be nice. x)