Posted 7/31/2015 8:52 AM (GMT -7)
Hello, and welcome. I'm sorry you are dealing with these issues.
First of all, I am a Christian too. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me I wouldn't be anxious if I had more faith. Would they tell me I wouldn't have osteoarthritis if I just had more faith? Doubtful. Anxiety is a health issue just like any other medical problem. Give yourself a break on that one. <3
Now, as mentioned above, stop googling. lol It is very scary, and very counter productive. Your docs have assured you that you are fine, so be positive about that.
Anxiety can cause so many symptoms, it's ridiculous. The most logical, grounded people can make themselves crazy over symptoms that could be anxiety or a stroke. Ask me how I know. ;)
Anyway, have a look at our resources, and see if there are some coping skills in there that might work to help you relax, and turn your "scary" thoughts into positives.
I use a lot of prayer, and logical thinking. I tell myself that I have had these symptoms over and over, and nothing catastrophic has happened. They go away, so they must be benign. Of course I've had lots of medical tests too, and know which of my symptoms are anxiety and which are related to my other medical issues.
Keep posting with us, and we'll be here to support you. So many people here understand exactly what you're going through. If you want to talk more about the faith aspect, you are welcome to e-mail me. It's in my profile. If you just click on my screen name, you'll find it.
Osteoarthritis, bursitis, Cervical Disc Disease - pinched nerves, Raynaud's, migraines, severe anemia, severe allergies, anxiety & PTSD