Am I a Hypochondriac? Advice?
I didn't use to be a hypochondriac, at least I don't think so. I am a worrier and clinical depressive, recently general anxiety disorder. I have a cousin who is a hypochondriac she is always at urgent care, ER's and the doctor. I used to think she was crazy know I'm not so sure.
I'm dying, at least I think I am. It started 2 weeks ago with a bit of blood on the toilet paper and that sent me downhill. I am now OBSESSED with cancer specifically colon and pancreatic. Pancreatic cancer absolutley terrifies me. I spend all day researching cancer a scaring myself......thanks Google.
This is seriously affecting me. My home life, my work, I mean everything. I am being consumed with this fear and my anti-depressants aren't working anymore.
Any advice on how to deal with this? I know since I'm only 33 and pretty healthy chances of something bad happening are low but then I hit the internet and see it does happen to people like me and I start downhill all over again.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.