Hi there and welcome to the AZ. I totally get what you are saying. I do the same thing. I feel all these everyday "noisy" body things: tiredness, muscle aches, itchiness, tingling ... whatever, you name it, and if it is a really good day, I can push them aside. But if I am feeling overwhelmed or just not taking care of myself (too isolated, not exercising, not sleeping right, stressed, etc) then I wrap them all up into some crazy disease (often cancer based too). I got no real solution. I struggle with this. Things that help me are just things I have to do, pretty much daily, to ward off the anxiety (for me it is sleeping right, exercising, being social, positive self talk - which helps me alot - when I remember to do it! - breathing exercises, stretching), and when I don't do these things, and I start the catastrophic thinking (the sore muscles must mean cancer - kind of thinking) then it's like I have to ride it out until I get that mental balance back. It is much easier for me to prevent the catastrophic thinking than ride it out. Distraction is another major thing that helps. If you can distract yourself enough, you forget about the symptoms and begin to realize that these symptoms must be anxiety related. Plus we fall into the trap of being hypersensitive. Now that you recognize these symptoms and fear them, you're hypersensitive and notice them all the time. So they seem more constant and intense than they really are (thus sinister - or so you think). The best thing to do is accept the anxiety and begin to tackle the anxiety first. That won't make your symptoms magically go away, but as you tackle the anxiety, then your body can begin to heal and become less symptomatic (and this is no quick process). Are you doing anything to help your anxiety?