Am I ever going to overcome hypochondria?
Since the time I can remember, I have been completely obsessed with my health. I am the typical hypochondra, a fever, rash, headache, or anything else is fatal to me. Lately, my hypochondria is really kicking in. Like last night, I didn't sleep until three because I had dry mouth and felt so thirsty even when drinking glasses and glasses of water, and I convinced myself I was dehydrated. I spent the whole night drifiting in and out of sleep, my heart pounding, and shaking. I'm so tired of this. I'm a senior in high school and I just wish I could sit through a class period without feeling my pulse and wishing I was at a doctors office. It seems helpless. My family is tired of claims, and won't take me seriously which is good, but then again really frusterating. It's to the point that I wish I could just camp out at a doctors office. I feel like I will never get over this, no matter how hard I try to relax and convince myself it is all in my head. I just don't understand why I have this confusing and scary disorder. I just need some encouragment from others who feel the same as me, because most people don't understand.