I'm fine with colds, ear infections, stomach flu, all the norms. But, if I get something new I freak out even after it's gone. A little over a month ago I had my first sinus infection (I'm 30) and I cant seem to shake the anxiety since I've been better now for almost 3 weeks. I was perfectly fine before had not had severe anxiety or panic for 6 months at least. This only ever happens when I get a new illness I've never experienced before. Every time I get a headache or am just a touch light headed I fear getting the sinus infection is coming back. I know its gone in my rational part of my brain but I still cant seem to stop the worrying. I've taken more xanax in the past 3 weeks then 2 year combined (xanax intake is all with in prescribed amount, most of the time below what I'm prescribed, so I'm not abusing it). I was wondering if anyone else goes through this after a random illness and if you have any tips that might help me get back to being me.
Side note: for the past month I've started an anxiety journal, went back to practicing my deep breathing exercises, went to a shop and got some meditation crystals. So that I'm not relying only on the xanax. Oh and I've been pushing myself every day to do one thing that causes anxiety.