I've actually never posted in this section of the site before as I am a big health anxiety sufferer. However several years ago I was told that my HA is really OCD and I'm really starting to see why. I have constant thoughts about symptoms and I just can't shut them off to the point where I know most of the symptoms are now in my head and my constant thoughts are amplifying and creating them. It's really beginning to frustrate me and I get angry quite easy because the thoughts are so intrusive and hard to shut off. I just want to have a day, a week, preferably the rest of my life where I wasn't constantly fighting my own thoughts.
I can see that it probably started when I was younger because back then, although it was nowhere near as bad, when I had a thought or If I had asked a yes or no answer for example, I literally couldn't rest until I knew the answer... If that makes sense.
All in all, this is more of a rant because these past two months have been shockers for the OCD, especially when no one around you understands how hard it is to function when your mind is split between what you are obsessing over and everyday life.