Mary, I have Crohn's and a few other things besides fibro and I have had a wonderful life. Don't let fear get into the mix. That just magnifies your pain and can even affect the Crohn's.
I used to worry about everything and found out I had made myself miserable for no real reason. Most of my worries were for naught. Why waste the time and energy? I am 63 years old and have never heard of worrying helping a single thing! It's never cured an illness or fixed a problem. It only makes you sick.
I also used to read a family medical book that I had in my possession and I would take on the symptoms of the illnesses! Yes, nerves and anxiety can do that! I was convinced I had other ailments and then I realized what that stupid book was doing to me. It was VERY difficult for me to throw the book away, but I did and have done great since. I rarely have anxiety now!
You need to trust your doctor. You should sit down with him/her and let them know what is going through your mind. I imagine tests have already been performed to rule out those other illnesses! That's how a diagnosis of fibro is given!
So, try to relax and start enjoying your life again. You will work with your doctor and find what works to get control of your pain. Then you can move forward and leave the worrying behind you.
Feel better, Mary.
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7