yeah, same here. I think the important thing to know is that you CAN get better. It takes some discipline and practice and retraining how you think about things. One of the major themes in the book I mentioned is that people with health anxiety pay so much attention to aches and pains that most people recognize are not signs of anything other than being alive, and also have a tendency to jump to catastrophic conclusions. I try to remember back to my pre-HA days when I would have stomach aches, or side cramps, or whatever, and would never jump to the conclusion that those things were signs I had terminal cancer. I realize that my reaction to those normal "symptoms" changed when I knew people around my age who were diagnosed with terminal cancer. But I try to remember that I don't really know what kind of symptoms they had -- probably much more serious -- and that the fact they were diagnosed with cancer doesn't actually increase the change that I will be. Another helpful thing in the book to keep in mind is that we accept uncertainty in other areas of our lives all of the time; for instance, if you get in a car, or for that matter walk out on the street. In fact, the chance that you'll die in a traffic accident is far, far higher than that you will die of cancer, esp. if you are young. People with health anxiety notice for more stuff going on in their body than other people, they jump to catastrophic conclusions about it, and they vastly overestimate the risk (the media does not help with this). Knowing all these things still has not helped me entirely, but it does provide some comfort when I start freaking out and becoming certain I am dying of something. I am working harder to internalize these facts and change my reaction to various symptoms. I don't know if that will help you, but hope it does!