Hi sadowl and welcome.
I am sorry that you are feeling the old fears that have bothered you previously once again.
The good news is that since you conquered the anxiety before, you know that you can do it again! You did a great job previously of practicing healthy habits, which seemed to alleviate you health worries...so why not get back on track with that routine.
You don't have to make huge changes all at once...small steps may help you to feel better. Exercise works in many ways as a stress reducer. It encourages the production of endorphins, as well as burning adrenaline. It will also help you to get that healthy frame of mind back.:)
In addition you can practice breathing and relaxation exercises to lower anxiety. We have instructions for these right on our main page in the Resource Guide.
These are really effective if practiced daily!
If after giving these things a try...if you are still struggling with health worries...I can recommend some books on the subject of health anxiety. Many people become preoccupied with thoughts of illness/dying, and need help getting past these negative and fightening thoughts. There are some really great self-help books that deal specifically with this issue .
Keep posting here with us as well. We are a supporting and understanding group always here to encourage and help.;)
Talk to you soon,
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 4/2/2013 9:32:44 PM (GMT-6)