Hello everyone, Thank you for letting me join the group. I am new here, but not new to strange symptoms that take up my life for long periods of time! I've been dealing with anxiety and panic since I was 16 years old, I am 28 now. Over the years I've had many symptoms that I thought were serious diseases and induced fear in me that I would never feel normal again. Over the years I've had problems with at one point or another... severe muscle fatigue and aches (chronic fatigue syndrome). Sciatica and lower back pain Acid reflux, Globus, slow emptying stomach. Severe thirst/ dry mouth. Depression. Heart palpitations TMJ TInnitus Head Pressure feelings IBS "reactive hypoglycemia" And currently I've been going through a flare of symptoms that feel like a constant bladder infection, prostatitis, pelvic pain, weak stream. I've had these symptoms in the past (almost 10 years ago) and they went away when the next symptom hit. I get really obsessive when a new symptom hits and it's all I can think about. This Chronic prostatitis/ IC thing scares me because I feel like I'll never feel normal. I've been checked out by doctors and I have no infection. Prostate feels fine. I saw a pelvic floor therapist last week and she said my lower muscles are very tight. Right now they really really hurt. I've had this before so. It's just so hard to accept it as an emotional problem and just ignore it. The what if's come. "What if it doesn't go away" "what if your girlfriend leaves you because of this" "what if this is with you forever like all the people you've read about who are suffering for years with this" I'm just constantly in my own head. I'm reading the divided mind right now, and It's a good read. Just looking for some practical advice that I can do right now that's helped some of you. Has anyone here had symptoms like this before? Did you get better? I see so many hopeless people online that have been struggling online and I feel very depressed. Sorry for the long winded post.