i always fear i have a disease

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So a copule months back, my cousin of 22 died of leukemia suddenly. she didn't know about it till the last moment. a few days later one of my professors died of leukemia as well. same with him, the only symptom with him was that he had a persistent fever and nothing else. he realised it was cancer at the last moment. at the time all i felt was upset for this people for dying so young but didn't pay it that much attention. but recently i started having extreme joint paint and fever. my ESR was 82 and i had a slighltly high uric acid level and high ASO level. after the doctor prescribed antibiotics for my joint pain, i started having chest pain as a side effect. but now i constantly wonder if i have blood ancer or a heart disease. my parents exasperated by me, went to another doctor who said that i was just going through an anxiety disorder. the recent deaths had scared me more than i thought. he prescribed anxiety medications but i have my exams goin on and anxiety medication makes you sleepy so i am unable to take it. so i just wanted to ask, is my breathing problems really due to anxiety. the doctor after doing  a physical check up said i was fine. he is considered to be a genius in his field but still can you know if you have cancer or a heart disease just by physical exam. and also my ESR is 82 but the doctor said it was because of my tonsilitis. does tonsilitis cause such high ESR or should i be worried?

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    Try not worry. I know its difficult but if your doc has checked u im sure your fine but if your doc was worried then he would tell u and would want to do more tests. Sounds i suffer from health anxiety and im constantly thinkin i have a horrible disease. Its horrible im also on anti depressants and goin to counselling its horrible i know but your not alone and im sure your just fine. Hope ur ok and get past this Chin up smile
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    Hi i feel like you to u esr was high but went back to normal my esophiline count kne of white blood cells keeps coming back high it should be under 4 it keeps jumping to 9 and 19 now 8 I don't no why thou. That's scares me i have lymth nodes I can feel but doctors keep saying nothing  wrong.   Aniexty causes alot of problems and I use resuce remedies I think there excellent love them.  Ur esr to me is quite high my doctors say 15 I think it should be under not to sure  I have are throat at moment it's been on going for few months doesn't seem to shift
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    Maybe try taking your meds at night. The meds do help. The blood test will tell you if there's anything wrong with you.. Trust the doctor.. I suffer from health anxiety also.. I do meditation off of you tube and it helps.. Good luck to you.. Your not alone and anxiety won't kill us.. ❌❌❌
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    thanks guys for all the support. but today i was sitting for a long time and then when i stood up my right leg started shaking as if it couldn't take my body weight. is this serious or nothing to worry about. i am scared that i might get paralysed. my first cousin is paralysed from the waist down. i am terrified. suggestions?
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