Ah, sweetie. I'm sorry you are so anxious. I have teenagers and one in particular has dealt with anxiety for years that became severe. It's been very hard on him. The first thing I have to say is that you are 16! That's a very hard time in a lot of people's life. Health anxiety and anxiety in general can be high as you navigate these years. But at 16, you still need the help of your parents. Does your mom (or dad) know about your anxiety? My son's mental health really took a dive at 17 which put us in a whole world of learning everything they can do for mental health. A psychologist can really help with strategies to cope. My son has found DBT therapy to be amazingly helpful. This is dialectical behavioral therapy. Some information just to tell you a bit more about it is in the link. Ithttps://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dialectical-behavioral-therapy It has helped my son get a handle on the anxiety. The main components of it are: Distress tolerance: Feeling intense emotions without a spiral, Emotion regulation: Recognizing, labeling, and adjusting emotions, Mindfulness: Becoming more aware of self and others and attentive to the present moment, Interpersonal effectiveness: Navigating conflict and interacting assertively.
Living in the moment rather than projecting out or looking back. Mindfulness. That is helpful for health anxiety.
There are lots of books on amazon for teens related to dbt and also just anxiety. They do really help. My son was overwhelmed by seeing a whole book to do so we tear out a few pages at a time. He likes this journal a lot too: "Put Your Worries Here: A Creative Journal for Teens with Anxiety (The Instant Help Guided Journal for Teens Series)" by Lisa Schab.
Anyway, these are just some thoughts. What ends up being just right for you will be individual. But I think the first step is telling your mom you need help with this. You can do it. Anxiety is something that can be treated and people DO learn how to manage it and live without the fear. Some anxiety is normal and healthy. It keeps us safe, really. But too much can be detrimental. So, working on how to cope with the too much could be forever good thing in your life. Let us know what you think.
Hello again, here is a site that my GP sent me when I was going through a lot of anxiety, etc, maybe it will help you as well.
Hello~I am sorry you are going through health anxiety and symptoms. It truly sounds to me like all your symptoms are due to high anxiety. That lump in the throat is common in folks that have anxiety as is stomach pain and acid reflux. I have written a blog on my page that shows the many symptoms that anxiety can cause, it is amazing.
I know you don't want to see a doctor, but if this continue, it might be a wise idea to do so anyway, he/she might be able to help with ideas or even drugs, although I do not like drugs with anxiety, but sometimes they are warranted . Better yet, if possible, I would see a Naturopath if there is one in your area, that is who I saw for my anxiety, they are terrific, they do all kinds of test that main stream physicians are not even familiar with, they listen to and really try to help.
If you really don't want to see a doctor, let me suggest taking a good, high potency vitamin "B" complex, these are considered the "nerve" vitamin, they have helped me when I am having panic attacks, anxiety, etc. Also, certain herbs are helpful such as St. John's Wort and Chamomile Tea. I would also add a good, multi-mineral complex as a lack of minerals such as calcium and magnesium can contribute to anxiety.
As I said, feel free to read my blog on my page, it might help you. I hope you feel better soon, anxiety is awful.