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Suggest treatment for anxiety disorder

Hello,

I'm 18 and I suffer from Anxiety, I'm 6 foot 1 inch and weight roughly 280 pounds. I was just wondering what I should do about my current situation.
I have had anxiety since the age of 15 and I relatively know how to handle it. I was just wondering about whether I had other problems to worry about.

So over the past 6 months, I have found that I have an external hemorrhoid and I got anxiety about it Thinking I had colon and stomach cancer. naturally with the anxiety, I haven't been to the Doctor's about it. I was feeling nauseous for a few days then it would go once my mind was taken off of it. It hasn't really returned. So I put it down to anxiety.

Next, I got some small back pain, and some pressure headaches, I developed anxiety about this Thinking I had brain cancer or a tumour. A friend of mine calmed me down and told me I was being stupid, I no longer get them. Mainly because I'm not worrying as much, so I put it down to anxiety.

My latest problem is that about a month ago, I was getting lightheaded every time I got up from bed, so I looked it up and thought I had low or high blood pressure, I also saw that it was related to heart problems so I got even more worried My grandad has had a heart attack, but he used to smoke. My mother has had three heart attacks, but she smokes 15 to 20 a day. I don't smoke, don't do drugs or drink. Now that I'm thinking of heart problems, I am getting small pains in my arms, I used to have to take deep breaths but don't know. The arm pains only seem to come when I'm thinking about the problem, as did the deep breaths. I weigh roughly 278 pounds and am not very healthy when it comes to excersize. Now the latest symptom I'm experiencing is a jolt of adrenaline or excitement when I'm thinking about it. I keep checking my pulse and keep thinking that I'm feeling a missed beat. The lightheadedness is barely there now and the symptoms only come when I sit and think about the problems, not constantly.

I don't take any medications, none at all, I am a bit afraid of going to the Doctor's in case It is something bad with me. I'm also afraid of taking medications because of the side affects of them.

Is there anything to really worry about? am I worrying about nothing? Or could there be something more to this than my anxiety?

Thanks in Advance.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015
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We understand your concerns

I went through your details. From the given details, it seems that you have health anxiety or health phobia or hypochondriasis. You are stating that you have anxiety disorder for a long period of time but never treated and know how to manage it.

In my opinion, the anxiety disorder takes an ugly turn because you yourself tried to manage it without professional help for a long time. Now, you need to consult a psychologist and get treatment. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and logo therapy are the ones suitable for you. please do not venture into more self management. That is my sincere request.

If you require more of my help in this aspect, please use this URL. http://goo.gl/aYW2pR. Make sure that you include every minute details possible.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
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Suggest treatment for anxiety disorder

Dear Welcome to HCM We understand your concerns I went through your details. From the given details, it seems that you have health anxiety or health phobia or hypochondriasis. You are stating that you have anxiety disorder for a long period of time but never treated and know how to manage it. In my opinion, the anxiety disorder takes an ugly turn because you yourself tried to manage it without professional help for a long time. Now, you need to consult a psychologist and get treatment. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and logo therapy are the ones suitable for you. please do not venture into more self management. That is my sincere request. If you require more of my help in this aspect, please use this URL. http://goo.gl/aYW2pR. Make sure that you include every minute details possible. Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications. Good luck.