Hey All! I was on this site awhile ago (like 2011/2012). But I couldn't remember my old log-in info, so I had to create a new name. I relocated from MT to NY since my husband got out of the military. Honestly, I had improved a lot with my anxiety in general, particularly my health anxiety. But recently (4-6 month), I've been having major health anxiety again. I believe a lot of it has to do with my job. I'm a case manager working with the mentally ill population and it's a super high stress job. In addition to that, I'm a married 24 year old living in one of the most expensive areas in the country and financial stress has taken a major toll on me.
Most recently though I've been having major concerns of having an underlying heart problem, which is what brought me back to this site. EKGs all normal, I have a naturally elevated HR which I've had since I could remember- but chest pain, shortness of breath brings me back into the vicious cycle of "I'm having a heart attack and today's the day I die." Also up there on the "constant worry" scale is oral cancer, lung cancer (I smoke- trying to quit- agh), and blood clots.
So, here I am again. Taking it one day at a time.