Unless I spend half of my life at the doctor's office or hospital, there's no way of knowing that none of my symptoms are serious. There's no way of knowing if that sharp pain in the side of my head is because of anxiety, or if it's because something terrible is happening to me and I'm gonna die if I don't go to the hospital. There's no way of knowing that the symptoms that start showing up after my head starts hurting are something bad related to it, or if it's just anxiety adding on symptoms.
And that freaking sucks.
I can tell myself a million times that my symptoms are from anxiety, or that they're just random symptoms that anyone could experience and not have a second thought about, but the truth is, I don't know that. And I think that's why I have such a hard time controlling my anxiety. If I didn't have this health anxiety, anxiety symptoms probably wouldn't be quite as bothersome. I might be able to tell myself that it'll go away once this little "episode" is over and actually believe it, and have that belief help the "episode" end sooner. But with the health anxiety, every single symptom that shows up freaks me out worse and I can't calm down at all and then other symptoms come and then I'm an absolute wreck.
Do anxiety meds help with health anxiety or will I always have this awful feeling that something bad is going to happen to me? I've been planning to make an appointment with the Psych Dept. to get some meds, but I don't wanna expect too much if/when I get them and then be surprised when they only help a little...