Hi there @Hales91, welcome to AZ! First off i think were almost on the same boat! because i am 20 years old myself and my Health anxiety started when i was 18 back in 2012 around early August because i was convinced myself that i had "have" a Bone Cancer on my left knee because i had this swelling on my left knee that is so stiff and painful to move and it turn out to be just a meniscus tear after i begged my mom to get me checked. And so on after that until months go by, i finally feared Hodgkin's Lymphoma because i've been dealing with night sweats and i realize all those night sweats are related to Anxiety! And so on i started to get obsessed with Brain Tumor because i was getting bad headaches at the end of the day, unsteadiness, sensation of pressure in the bridge of my nose & my head & lightheadedness. Not to mention i also convinced that i have MS and ALS because of my persistent muscle twitching all over my body! there is also one time i found a bruise on my knee when i had a fever and of course bam! Leukemia is the first diagnosis of Dr. Google! And up until now i feel so scared and back to the Hodgkin's Lymphoma fear! been abusing myself to Alcohol to prove i don't get any immediate severe pain felt but i feel like my arms especially my left finger next to the middle finger on the left are tingling but i felt it when i am already like tipsy, not instant like the first few sips. hopefully it's all anxiety! Since i am really really scared of drinking alcohol probably my mind and body programs it! Also been dealing with low back pain lately, hopefully it's all just stress related and of course my weight issues could be sometimes the culprit of low back pain because to be honest i am overweight myself. I hope i am right
I just really can't imagine myself getting diagnosed of "Hodgkin's Lymphoma"! Really scared! I feel sorry for my mom because i really wanted to help her when i finish college and she's the only one who support my education and personal needs because she's the only parent/guardian i have! Can't imagine myself consuming all of our resources just for my treatment if that happens! Oh My God! Please God help me. Mary mother of God, help me!
Sorry for my long post, it's just that i hope i am not the only one who suffer from big crazy obsession of Lymphoma! I just really can't deal with this anymore!
Anyway, i wish nothing but best of lucks and good life for all of us