So, today I took a really important final exam today.....which pretty much determined if i passed the class or not. And I freaking passed. I was so overwhelmed with joy.
Welp, later on I was just hanging out at home, listening to some Reel Big Fish, and I started getting some upper abdominal pain.
Pretty much my first thought was: "oh god, this is how appendicitis starts"
so i started going through the check list. Shooting, sharp pain in my right side? Suddenly, I started feeling that exact thing.
tenderness? started pushing, and yup. It definitely hurt. At this point I was absolutely terrified.
eventually my mom came home and I told her everything. She said if it got worse we would go to the ER, although she informed me it's going to really suck because it would be packed. (we're currently going through a heat wave, and there would be tons of people with heat stroke and all those nice things.)
so I just hung out for a bit.
eventually, the upper pain went away, and it was just my side.
after some heavy breathing and lots of nervous pacing, I had a really powerful thought. What if my brain was the culprit for appendicitis-like symptoms, and I just magnified my simple stomach pain beyond that to fit my fears?
After that, my symptoms started to get better, and now i'm pretty much feeling normal.
So.....is anxiety truly this powerful? I had a similar experience like this a few weeks ago, and I noticed the same thing, that my symptoms only emerged when I was terrified.
I need some help