I am new here. I have had mild health anxiety since childhood, and it just recently has become more severe. I think it all started as a child because I do in fact have a rare lung disease with some symptoms similar to cystic fibrosis, called Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Two of my sisters have it as well, once of whom passed away at age 16 in 1998. So I have always been very aware of the potential consequences of a health crisis. My first memory of having HA, was after seeing an episode of Rescue 911; there was a little girl somewhere between the ages of 4-6 who had a severe headache. Well, it turned out that she had a brain aneurysm (of course she lived, it was Rescue 911 after all). After seeing that show I was terrified that the pains I got in my head for time to time were a ticking time bomb, and that I would have an aneurysm. I did eventually get over this particular fear, but moved on to cancer (don't many of us?)
So currently I am having severe anxiety over a cancer scare that may in fact be real. But I have totally blown everything out of proportion in some aspects. I am awaiting some results today which the rational part of me expects to be negative based on statistics. It is the further testing I am having tomorrow that is scaring the daylights out of me!