My struggle with anxiety is more general and thankfully gives me a break by not manifesting itself with health anxiety. I've learned much about health anxiety since joining this forum and am struck by the following. Keeping in mind that anxiety certainly doesn't make us more rational, why go to the doctor if the results are not going to be believed? It is in the doctors' and the clinic's financial interest to actually find something wrong. Can some folks help me understand the cycle of the worry of having a disease overwhelming the objective testing results that say otherwise? I truly am not being critical or dismissive in any way. My irrational thinking is rampant, debilitating and I know it's irrational but continue to do it. It just stays away from health issues for me.