Health anxiety Help!

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Hi, looking some advice, I was perfectly healthy 34 year old male until last year when I got a sore lower back. I sit all day and it gets sore. For some reason I got it in my head it was cancer, went to doc who assured me it wasn't, even did blood tests to put my mind at rest. I have been to physio and have seen big improvement. Then in July this year I took a sore throat and swollen glands and sore arms, again I assumed cancer!  been to the doc a load of times and they have been very good but just keep saying its a virus. Throat and glands better but my upper arms are still sore I have also started to get a numbness and pins and needles in both hands. Doc says it could be anxiety and not to worry, has done more bloods for vitamin levels etc. She put me on 10mg citalopram, I am on day 4 and feel sick. Hands ok during the day but numb when I wake up. 

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    Any side affects (sickness) should subside within 2-4 weeks.

    I worry about Cancer and brain tumours all the time.

    Had countless tests and scans and all that dazzle.

    The only advice I can give you is to keep getting checked out when you worry, and instead of letting it sit on your mind for a long while- make an appointment as soon as you start getting your thoughts that something going on is due to cancer or any other irrational conclusion.

    BEst of luck

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    You could  try adjusting your posture when sitting or typing.

    You need to keep your back straight and your neck needs to be pushed back into the chair and not bent over

    Your throat, try some losenges Antibacterial type, that may help. Nothing in your above post looks like cancer, so trust your GP

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    Hi Chris,

    Perhaps your sleeping positioning is impinging on the brachial plexus...adk doc

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