I have suffered from health anxiety since I was 12. I am now 42. Over the last year my health anxiety has progressively worsened. It will start with a single thought and then I am panicking that I have cancer. The latest was me with a little bump on my leg that had not changed in almost 2 years. I thought I had Basal Cell Carcinoma. I was in such a panic that I had to be sedated till my wife could get me to the doctor only to be told it was a common benign lesion. How do you guys cope and manage to reason the best you can from that initial thought to reasoning with yourselves and realizing that whatever condition you thought you had was merely the anxiety speaking.