Oh yeah, definetly sounds like anticipatory anxiety to me. I have a chronic illness and I suffer alot with the what if's too. For example, what if I get sick and can't go to work, what if when I travel I get sick and ruin my husbands trip. Constant what if, what if. I take Xanax for it and saw a therapist. Now I am able to recognize it and stop it in its tracks with my Xanax. By the way I have lived with my illness for 33 years and just developed anxiety related to it about 2 years ago. What did they prescribe you for it?
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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