You are not alone and there are people who have experienced this. I joined here today as a recovering anxiety sufferer. It was that bad that this time 2 years ago, I was convinced something was very wrong with me physically. A ct scan, endless blood tests, visit to the neorologist, gastoscrophy, endoscopy and sidmoidosopy camera procedures, endless diets, visit to a gastrorentologist and visits to the the gp every week and they could only find mild irritation to my stomache and bowels. I was diagnosed with tension headaches ans IBS-D.
What was causing my issues now was clearly triggered by anxiety. I lost weight, withdrew and before I knew it..... Full blown anxiety.... I was terrified of leaving the house, my days were filled with negativity.... 6 months later- a girl in my work contacted me to ask about the camera procedures- she had been referred for them as a precaution-..... she was diagnosed with colon cancer.... Really put things into perspective... Anyway I finally recognised 'anxiety' and sought help, I went to see a therapist. I went fortnightly for about 3 months. It helped talking to someone who didnt try to pretend they understand, Someone who made me confront my fears with them having no emotional attachment to me. Then I decided it was time I took charge of my own recovery. And thats what I did. Although I have some social anxiety and panic when confronted with something out of my routine. I would say I am 1000x better than 2 years ago. What I find really helpful when anxiety starts is either 1) breathing techniques or 2) if you can listen to a relaxation tape.... You can get short break ones. I would listen to one each night when in bed, helped me get to sleep when I was anxious. I am confident that like me, you will find your way to recovery. You have taken the first step and admitted you have anxiety, thats the biggest and most important step....i wish you lots of luck in your recovery.