I get a pain or niggle and think that it's something serious it lasts for days/weeks, then I move onto something else, why

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I have been suffering from anxiety for years on and off, but it became unbearable two years ago and have not worked since, I gave health anxiety, I have got everything and focus on a Nigel or pain or discomfort and make it worse by thinking about it, this is the biggest bug bare off my life, please help it's ruining my life

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    Health anxiety does come along with anxiety very often, I feel your pain.  I know how bad it is for every little thing to blow up into something extreme, and to imagine you are symptomatic.  Dealing with the health anxiety aspects though I think are generally a waste of time, it's dealing with the root anxiety which is key. Be that with medication or therapy or both, but best not left untreated 
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      I have had cbt and got on well, but now for some reason it seems to have come back this week with a vengeance, I was diagnosed a few years ag with intersistial cystitis and it's been ok, just had it mild, but I seem to have zoned in on the PBS (painful bladder syndrome) that goes with it, i go for a wee up to a dozen times a day or more then at night it slows down, it's always been like that, I had all the tests and they said it was IC, but when I'm on my own or have time to think it gets worse then I hane a panic attack, just had one now, my partner is patient but it must be as wearing for him as it is for me, it's subsided now slightly, I seem to be a lost cause.
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    I saw this book online that's suppose to help. Check it out.

    http://www.anxietynomore.co.uk/the_book.html

    it also deals with depersonalization.

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    pain associated with anxiety is very common so try either pain relief or an anxiety medication.

    Richard

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