I've recently found that looking at things in a 'statistical' sense helps to calm me down a bit.
For instance, if I feel off or unwell for 3 days running, what is the likelihood of it being something as dramatic as cancer? Probably fairly low. It is much more likely to be a virus or bug or allergies or something more common and mundane.
But the anxiety likes to cut out the middle man - so to speak - and get right to the big stuff, doesn't it?
I've also had about 5000 symptoms of disease in the past couple of years, yet no actual diseases. It makes you think, sometimes.
Waiting it out is the hardest thing to do, anxiety hates waiting, it wants immediate answers, 100% certainty, but we can't have that, ever. Nobody can. Beating HA is accepting this uncertainty, and having patience to see how things pan out. I really wish I had got to that point myself, but sadly I am still entrenched.
Like if you look back at all of your fears and symptoms over the space of a year, how many of them fizzled out after days,weeks, etc?
This one could, too. And then we will replace it with another. I expect that now. It's no way to live.