Just thought I'd introduce myself a little. I am a 47 yr old woman. I live in Western British Columbia, Canada. I have been an anxious person all my life and prone to depression or low mood times. Most recent years have been a struggle with outside forces causing all sorts of anxiety. Those forces have now blown away and things have started to look a little brighter, once again.
Last year was the catalyst for me. I suffer from IBS and most recently with Acid Reflux (GERD) and went to a doc because I developed a lump in my throat. I thought I had cancer! I googled symptoms until I was convinced I had throat cancer. Well 3 specialist disagreed and so did a biopsy. But the lump continues to this day and I still sometimes think I may have cancer, which causes me anxiety!
I'm glad to have found a few forums that have helped me immensely these past few months and I hope to find comfort here too. Anyway, just a small part of my story but a start! Thanks for listening.