So heres the problem. It's not a constant obsession thing, but when something is wrong with me, and it could be something minor, I instantly panic and fear the worst. The first time I can remember it happened...a few years back and I was having headaches, along with dizzyness, nausea, blurred vision at times, neck pain...and google informed my that my symptoms could be due to a brain tumour. And so I spent the next week panicking about a brain tumour until I finally went and saw my GP...and although we never did get the bottom of what was causing it, it was probably migranes, or headaches due to heat, or something like that.
I also remember panicking after seeing an advert informing you of the symptoms of meningitus that a spot on my leg that would not go away when pressed with a glass was an early sign of meningitus. Before being reminded that meningitus had more symptoms that just one spot.
Or when I start panicking that I'm suffering for serotonin syndrome after coming across it. For some reason, depsite the fact that the antidepressants I'd been on hadn't caused anything like that, and weren't causing any of the symptoms, with the exception of vomitting which was due to something else, I decided I had serotonin syndrome.
Or the one lately where I came across Huntingdons disease in a college, and decided that I had that, and that was the source of my mood swings.
Seriously. I imagine everythings made ten times worse by an anxiety disorder, but does anyone else have this? I don't think I'm a hypocondriac...I think I just see something accidently, and then instantly panic is some of the symptoms match up to some of what I'm having at the time.