I'm 29 years old and I suffer from anxiety. In 2003 I had a blood clot in my lung and that is really what brought all of my anxiety on. On April 13, 2007 my Grandma (mom's mom) died of pancreatic cancer. This month it will mark 7 years since she has been gone. In April of 2012 we went through the very sudden loss of my father. My sister was 6 months pregnant with my nephew who is now almost 2 years old. Recently my Grandpa (my moms dad) fell in the bathroom. He was taken to the hospital and sent out to another hospital where they found he had swallowed his nitro bottle. He had to have surgery on his colon to get it removed. Since then other problems arose and he is not on a vent with a trache. He is alert and knows who we are. My mom is 53 years old and recently had the routine colonscopy that you are supposed to get after you turn 50. All was good there but the doctor noticed her sed rate from last year being 67. She was having trouble with her knee replacment and so they thought it was just from fluid build up on her knee. He re-ran the sed rate and it was 57, My mom is a medical technologist she works in the hospital that these tests are run at. Since the sed rate was 57 she took it upon herself to have her co-worker run an RA Factor test which came back positive. She got in touch with her regular doctor who had more blood work ordered. Her ANA was positive as well and she has a CRP level that is also high. They think she might have rheumoatoid arthritis. My anxiety has just been through the roof. I don't want to lose my mom too. I'm scared she has something else going on. She has to see a rheumotologist and she has an appointment with her family doctor this coming Tuesday. I am new this forum and joined for support as I see many others suffer from anxiety too. <3 I am sorry this is so long but i had to get it out. Thank you for listening.