I am hoping I can make some sense out of all of this. I have suffered from generalized anxiety for the past 10 years. I usually can deal with most situtations. I feel that my anxiety is caused by chronic worry, I am a 'worrywort' about everything including my health. I feel that I am a borderline hypochondriac. I am always analyzing symptoms, no matter what they are, and find that I am always worrying that there is something wrong. What I have come to conclude in this is that I feel I use this as a defense mechanism. In my mind I think that if I always keep in check what is going on with my health then I won't be surprised. I go to the doctors and he knows I have anxiety so I feel he never takes me seriously, plus when I leave I feel doubtful and think he has overlooked something. Is there anything I can do to relieve this feeling of always being sick. When I get myself in a highly anxious state, I always have all these kinds of illnesses...muscle tension, headaches, lump in the throat, etc. Even if I tell myself that these symptoms are anxiety, I still look on the internet under cancers, tumors etc. I gets really old and I just am tired of it. Any suggestions???