Anxiety is common when you are dealing with body changes. Try to talk to people you trust and who will listen to you share how you feel. This may be family or friends, or your doctor, nurse or other health professional.
Putting your concerns into words can help you make more sense of your situation and put things in perspective. You may feel less anxious and more in control.
If people don’t allow you to talk but try to over-reassure you, or tell you not to worry, it can be unhelpful or make you more anxious. Try to explain to them that what you need is someone who will just listen.
Health professionals can give you information and practical advice. They can help you look at ways to reduce your anxiety. Tell them if your anxiety is difficult to manage or gets worse. They can refer you to a counsellor or psychologist, and prescribe medicines to help.
You could also talk to someone from a support group, an online forum or a support organisation. These give you a chance to talk to other people facing similar challenges.