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Hypochondriac Sister Is Ruining My Life
My sister is an ultimate hypochondriac and the family does not know what to do we have a very large family and my sister who is 67 has been complaining for at least 3 or 4 years about pain.She has been to every doctor, none can find anything wrong.She goe
This : This sounds like a very difficult and frustrating situation for you and your family including your sister. Unfortunately there is nothing that you all can do for her per se. She is an adult and she ultimately makes her own decisions. You may have to learn to distance yourself form her for your own sanity. I know you love her and want to help her but there comes a point where you have to take care of yourself. You could recommend that she see a pain management specialist and/or a doctor that specializes in fibromyalgia (possibly a rheumatologist) beyond that there is not much you can do for her. Please take care of yourself first then everyone else. Best of luck. ...Read more
Hypochondriasis : This is an extensive topic. There is no way i could fit an answer into the space this small so I am giving you the website to an excellent mayo clinic review of this. I think that you can get your life under much better control if you will follow their very wise advice. Best wishes. www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypochondria/ds00841/dsection=... Hypochondria — comprehensive overview covers symptoms. ...Read more
I know yallthink im nuts but my life changed after my baby died& then i developed pots & became hypochondriac;i don't know how to stop worrying w/all my symptoms, my ans is so messed up and i miss her?
Seek help!: Death of a child is never easy for any parent. The fact that you are suffering from ptsd is not uncommon. If you are continuing to have inability to carry on daily life and activities, you should seek professional help - either social worker, psychologist or therapist. If you have insurance, call the 800 number on the back of your card and get names of those therapists on your plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there hope that i can't beat my aniexty snd fears and hypochondriac to get a job snd live a normal life without fear of everything and depression?
Can an agoraphobic hypochondriac with GAD, OCD, panic disorder, and social anxiety ever hope to live a normal life with marked reduction of symptoms?
Hope: The different diagnoses that you listed could easily be summarized as someone dealing with severe anxiety issues. There is always hope to have reduction in the symptoms of anxiety and to live a happier life. My suggestion to you would be to seek wise counseling and to work closely together with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional to find the right treatment regimen for you. It is very common for people who struggle with anxiety to feel hopeless about their future. ...Read more
Amnesia in PTSD? Traumatic ER visit in 2009 now hypochondriac. Lost all memory of ever being sick in my life up until 2009. Anything recent I remember
PTSD: Amnesia is a distressing symptom to many PTSD sufferers. If you’re having ongoing symptoms of PTSD, depression, or other signs of a mental health issue, please seek an evaluation with a mental health provider. There are ways to cope with the illness using meds and therapy. Treatment would likely benefit both your PTSD as well as your focus on health issues as well. Good luck ...Read more
I am 16 and I have a yellow greasy sulfur smelling stool do I have cancer or something life threatening my mom thinks I'm just a hypochondriac ?
Psychotherapy: There are psychological reasons why you are worried about being physically sick. This may be due to experiences you have had in the past. It could be related to illnesses in your family or a wide variety of other reasons. You should have a complete physical check up if you have not had one .Then, the best way to deal with these symptoms would be enter into psychotherapy ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Welcome to HealthTap: Might you be asking, what to do about being "hypochondriac"? People in this situation need certain things. One is a caring family physician who will follow you regularly, and do diagnostic tests judiciously. Also you need a psychiatrist, preferably one who also does psychotherapy -- who can help you with this worrying about your health. Training in mind/body skills like meditation can help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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