Hey all :) I'm Cassie and I'm 23 years old, college student, living in texas. I've been dealing with anxiety off and on since high school. I'm looking for advice, all of your stories, how you all deal with your anxiety, and reassurance. I feel like nobody understands how tough anxiety is on your mind and body and I'm very happy that I've found a place where I can express myself and know that others have gone through or are going through what I've dealt with and am still dealing with.
My first episode happened when I was in high school and I got the stomach flu really bad. After that my anxiety level increased and I convinced myself that I wasn't getting any better, had my mom take me to the hospital numerous times for tests just for them to tell me I'm fine. Well, eventually I got better and I've been doing okay but about a month ago I was told I had thyroid nodules on my thyroid. My stupid self, I looked on google and found that the nodules could be cancer and that just sent my whole mind and body out of whack. I had a biopsy done and found out that they were not cancerous. But in the meantime I started feeling nerve pain everywhere on my body. I just assumed it was my stress about the nodules. When I found out the nodules weren't cancer I felt relieved and the nerve pain seemed to go away. Well, I had a job interview which of course I was stressing about, and the nerve pain came back. So now here, and now I have muscle twitches to accompany the nerve pain. I have looked up ALS, MS, leukemia (because I found a bruise on my arm), Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, vitamin defenciances, bone cancers, any cancers, and I sit and read and read and worry myself sick. Has anyone else had these symptoms with anxiety? Looking for advice and it's also nice to meet you all :)