when I was in the "get med test phase to reassure me that I am okay" I would get tests. Eventually I figured out "reassurance" med testing simply doesn't do what the anxious thinking says it will do.
What happens is either 1. peeps find fault in test. they just don't believe the results or the test was done too early or it wasn't the right one. OR 2. the person believes the test but soon succumbs to a new ailment not covered by the 'previous" reassurance testing.
You see evidence of this posted on this forum daily. YOU, coreen, are evidence of this
. I've done this. I used to be the "doubter" of the test person. Then, eventually, I moved to the "moving to new disease" person. I *think* the #1 type person is in the earliest stage of acceptance of anxiety disorder. the #2 group seemed to have learned that doubting tests is
Meh, that is what I think anyway.
Now what would I do and what DO I do? Well, first, I finally accepted what anxiety does to people. I understand how my thinking works etc, and blah, blah blah.....
I mean I came to this kicking and screaming at times but.....
so..... I have not had ANY reassurance testing since May of 2009. Have I had weird things happen in my body? Yes OH yes. and I had to, at times, really talk myself back to being logical.
Have I had medical things go wrong with me? Yes. and I went to the appropriate docs during those times. I actually have an eye ailment, ultimately caused by stress--an ACTUAL organic eye disease due to too much adrenaline
How often to I go to the docs? well for actual sickness--ie ear infection. I go for annual physicals--reg doctor, gyno and mammograms (I have to make my appointment for that, ugh) and regular ophthalmologist. This year I had my first colonoscopy because I turned 50. In the US that is protocol. AND I see the retina specialist for my eye condition 3 or 4 times a year.
SO AFTER THAT LONG ANSWER:
If I were you: the stuff you describe happening would have already been filed under stress/anxiety symptoms
. so no I wouldn't have any type scan.
that isn't saying you can't make a different decision. what you decide is what you decide.