You know I really do understand what you're going through. Anything that goes on with my body or if I hear of a new strand of flu i am extremely jumpy and convince myself that I have whatever it is. I have gotten really good and talking my way into medical examinations almost as if I know what to say to get what I want. I believe my second home is the hospital. Sad when they know you by heart and you can talk to them like you've known them for years.
Anyway your story reminded me of one of my own. I was about your age when it happened.
I had convinced myself there was something wrong with my brain and I had a panic attack. I told my husband that we had to go to the hospital to get a cat scan done right away! So we went at 3 in the morning to the hospital! Once we were in the room my anxiety was getting the best of me and I was pacing like a caged animal.
My husband kept trying to calm me down, but it wasn't working. Only my latch can and that was my mom at the time. This doctor comes in and he's talking to me getting an ideal what's going on and out of the blue he says well it could be an aneurysm. My eyes shot open wide and I immediately switched gears to 'oh no i have an aneurysm'! I started to freak out!
Now the funny part of this was my husbands reaction to what this doctor said. His eyes had widened and he looked MAD. I don't think I've ever seen him that mad before. That poor doctor had no ideal of knowing what my issues were! My husband started screaming at this guy. "Why would you say that to her??? Do you know how much she is going to worry about this now??? You better give her a cat scan right now before she starts having a full blown panic attack!" I thought for sure he was going to hit him and I know the doctor did. He muttered sorry to me and ran out of the room. Five minutes later, I'm on the gurney to go to radiology.
Oh and uh....
absolutely nothing was wrong!