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For the past 11 months I've suffered from health anxiety, during my early stages I used to self diagnose myself a lot and it went away for a quite a few months and I started doing it again recently. I have convinced myself that I have lung or oral cancer, and I dont smoke but I did for a year and stopped. I smoke a cigarrete at least twice a month when Im out with my friends (A majoirty of them are smokers). I've gotten at least 3 mouth ulcers in the past month and they are never that common for me, however I think that 2 of them were from me biting my lip. The 3rd one is under my tongue and I've never had that before so I searched it up and on the nhs website it states that mouth ulcers caused by mouth cancer are usually under the tongue and that made me panic, now I have to wait to see my dentist to check it up (I do hope its nothing) and I suffer from acid reflux too and have had this persistent cough for quite a while and I have managed to link that to lung cancer as it is a sympton of if.
How do you manage your anxiety? I've been referred to group therapy before but I avoided that during my early stages, but I feel as if it will help me somehow.
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