I stopped googling shortly after I joined this forum in January. (well, if I MUST google I will put in benign things like, "Anxiety numb spot" or "Menopause chills" things like that rather than putting in symptoms. This way I will be assured of only Anxiety and Menopause stuff coming up and not MS, ALS, seizures, brain tumor, etc!) - it has helped! I was getting to the point of crying every afternoon, being miserable! Now I'm more like myself.
I am scared to go to a doctor with symptoms because I am deathly afraid of tests, unless it's a simple thing he could just look at (weird mole, etc) or something that can be diagnosed with a urine sample or blood test, I generally just wait for things to go away on their own. One of my little "rules" is if it started suddenly and then stays exactly the same, I'm OK. (logically I say I'm OK, but I worry day and night about it anyway! I mean I wouldn't go to a doctor about it.) Most times it's because I feel stupid, other times it's because I couldn't possibly explain it, and other times it's I'm so afraid that he will give me bad news or suggest a test.