Okay, first thing to do is breath! Seriously, you are getting yourself worked up sweetie. You've spoken to a doctor. This should reassure you. If they were concerned, they'd want to see you sooner. They are not concerned. Anxiety is such that our mind starts spiraling. Going to worst case scenario or envisioning horrible things is part of health anxiety. And since we are in anxious times due to the pandemic, it seems like it is worse for some people. I doubt the bumps or whatever you are feeling are anything to worry about. This isn't your breast that you've found a lump but your chest area? This is most often inflammation. But what can you do to alleviate the anxiety? Breathing exercises, exercise in general, meditation with an app like calm or headspace, yoga, all may help soothe you. A virtual therapist until you can get out again. Stop checking yourself. You are most likely fine based on your doctor's opinion and when you can get this checked for sure, do so. good luck and try to stay calm!
Somebody, please help me. I can't stop checking if they are lumps or intestines or what. I am making myself sore from poking around and I don't know what to do until I can get to the doctor
I have GAD and OCD, so not sure if this is health anxiety or I am right to be so worried. I can't think about anything else. Please help me