Severe Health Anxiety ruining my life.

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For some time now I've been suffering with chronic health anxiety. Can't stop looking at my youngest making sure it's perfectly pink all the time, checking my glands in my neck at least 40 to 50 times a day, and no matter what people tell me that I'm fine it just seems as though I'm not!! Any help would be much appreciated...

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    Tounge I mean not youngest sorry.
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    With my health anxiety I constantly focus on swallowing and a lump in my throat, the more I concentrate on it, the worst it gets. Therapy is a good if not the only proper way yo help you get over it
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    Hi there I have health anxiety and the thing that helps me most is hypnosis have a look on youtube for anxiety hypnosis do that as long as you can over as many days as you can and you'll see the difference 
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      The problem is I'm only in my early. 20s I shouldn't be worried about silly little things like the colour of my tongue, I check my tongue at least 20 times a day making sure it's perfectly pink, and when it's not I get all worked up, lock myself away in my room, don't want to speak to nobody I mean I've just cleaned my teeth and tongue now for what 1minute and I'm still not happy with the whiteness of it... I'm not sure if it's my mind playing tricks on. Me because I'm so paranoid, just had enough to be honest (before and after picture of brushing) post brush after eating food and 6 hours before cleaned my teeth 
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      Sadly anxiety doesn't care about age. Like u I know my constant fixations are pointless and no amount of reassurance will help. Health anxiety is a branch of ocd, self treatment for it likely won't help long term. Please, see your doc then get referred to a therapist - its the only way you'll get long term relief. And don't Google for symptoms etc, we all do it but its the worse thing to do
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      I have a good supportive family but I just can't tell them how I feel, they know I have anxiety but don't know what it's like so they can't understand as good! Sometimes I just feel like packing my things and going and never coming back! Some days are good and some are very bad
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      Yes families and those not affected can't understand fully, they can support u though. And a therapist will understand very well, get the help u need from the best people, don't do it alone - there's just no need
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      There's no reasoning to it while ure in the middle of it, and ull drive ureself mad trying to find one, therapy will help u reason through it, without it I fear ull be bouncing off the walls
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      I live in quite a small village where everyone knows everyone and talks, I go the the doctors and everyone in there I know, I think to myself sometimes they must talk amongst themselfs to as why I'm there all the time for this and that. I feel as though I do n want my family members to worry about me because they know I'm quite a strong willed person, and for this health anxiety to affect me it must be something quite serious, seems like I'm loosing battle with myself and that I'll never be ok. I'm afraid I'm passed the point of bouncing off walls and driving myself mad, just feel like giving up sometimes 
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      Im 20 lol I worried about having heart attack I had bad pain in my chest I had to call ambulance out I literally thought I was having heat attack but now iv stopped worrying about that the symptoms have gone 
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