I have osteoarthritis, IBS, GERD as well as the A & P and Depression. Oh my yes, I can get anxious when I have increased pain or swelling of my joints. If I have a bad spell of Gerd in the middle of the night, I am sure it is Cancer...............but I work through it and manage to accept that I am ok and this is just how things are.
I hope that was your question.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”