I am a hypochondriac, but I'm afraid of having a stroke more than anything. I would say that the idea that I might be having one has crossed my mind everyday for the last 5 or 6 years. Why is it that I'm so afraid of this particular medical emergency? I can tell you what scares me about it, and that's just the fact that you lose brain function. Your brain is basically what makes your reality, so the idea of it just giving out scares me horribly. I always have stroke like symptoms and they've been getting worse. I have numbness, tingling, spaced out feeling, headache, nausea, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, sweating, high blood pressure, stomach pain, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, fatigue, lack of focus, imbalance. I have had so many heart tests and the last few times I went into the hospital for stroke like symptoms I didn't have one. Still it scares me so much. Even if I do get rid of my anxiety how do I stop thinking about something that can happen at anytime unexpectedly. It's also something that can happen to anyone. Is this fear conquerable? By the way I usually put more thought into what I type, but I'm so panicky right now. Can anyone help?