So I have to type a little about my case for you to understand and maybe help me with my problem.
I am very new to these forums as you can see so I don't know if this topic has been here before. Feel free to link me to it if you know (I would search for it myself but to be honest going through all these threads makes me feel more anxious).
I am a 21 year old female, I recently realized I have health related anxiety. The usual case, feared I have a deadly disease with every pain, weird feeling etc. Went to the doctor, kind of already knew whats wrong with me, got some mirtazapin to be able to sleep and assurance that I am indeed, healthy, just thinking im not.
So after that the medicine has not helped me greatly, I still fight with my houhgts alone, just perhaps helps me sleep a little better, if that.
So. This is my question. How do I start living again? It got really bad before I finally went to the doctor, I laid in my bed, crying for weeks, afraid to go out, afraid to do anything. I want to start going out again, and I do, I do that more often now, going to town on my own, getting groceries all that I do but I still worry. I just know to ignore it as much as possible now. Just recently I had a downfall again. Constant pain in left arm, im terrified about having a heart attack. EKG was done, all possbile blood tests, I have been assured it's impossible for a person with my health and age to have it and I still worry.
I've heard that sport helps and the doctor even told me I should go running again, like I used to, nothing will happen, but I just don't dare. I know nothing is gonna happen, I know I can always stop and rest, walk a little, but I get so anxious before even getting out of the door, I KNOW im gonna feel bad, I don't want to go because I KNOW it is going to be a terrible experience for me. How do I get out of this cycle???
Also another question. My SO is very supportive of me but doesn't knbow how to help me. I don't know what he's supposed to do help me either. DOes anyone have any experience with how others could help you. I know he would do anything for me, but I can't tell what it is he should do.