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Can I Be Suffering From Anxiety And Not Even Know It?
I have found myself thinking about my mortality often lately and worried about my health. Eariler this year, I had a series of illnesses that started in late January with the flu, then a cold (Feb) a relapse of the flu (Feb-March) then recurring bronchitis (March-June) which made my chest hurt a lot for a long time! In fact, I think it was in mid-June when I finally felt little or no pain at all in my chest area! Anyhow, this year has been rough because of all I mentioned and to make it worse, every time I get sick, I start to worry about my mortality! I wonder if my being worried means I have anxiety without even knowing that I do!
I'm in my early 50's, don't smoke (gave it up in 2007), don't drink much anymore (I used to have drinking problem a few years back) the occasional beer here and there - no more than 2 bottles a time - I'm on hypertension maintenance meds and am pretty active with sports and exercise. I try to watch my diet - I hardly eat out - and try to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water. I'm sure my BMI will say I'm "obese" but I don't think I'm fat or too overweight so I do watch my weight.
I'm just concerned that maybe I'm becoming a hypochondriac of sorts and it's getting to me? Appreciate any feedback you can give!!!
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