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Stuck!! Dr.hopping and life going down the drain...

triceps

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Would your wife be willing to go to some counseling with you to find a way for your disorder not to be so destructive to her?
 
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You just make sure you realize this anxiety junk is not your fault and you can't control how others react to it. Otherwise you'll just feel worse.
 
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Titus... I hear you...I understand you and you have to try and get a grip. Your mind is spiraling and YOU have to try and stop that spiral!!! If you have not yet, you need to get a complete work up...blood, urine and complete physical. This is to rule out anything that COULD be wrong, but most likely not. Once you have an all clear from the doctor, you have to work towards believing this. Now I know you said you’ve had bloodwork done and your liver enzymes were slightly elevated...this does NOT mean you have anything more than slightly elevated liver enzymes. We who have health anxiety tend to over exaggerate things...A LOT!! I am sorry your wife doesn’t understand what’s going on with you...have you two tried couples counseling?
 

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I’m losing my family over it
Titus, that's the worse case scenario. If you're unable to discuss with your wife what can be done to keep that from happening, then you need to mentally prepare for that possibility. Sometimes when you think about specific things you can do if that happens, the general thought of it isn't so overwhelming. I agree with Jones that somehow you gotta get a grip. You're in crisis and even though you feel you don't have control of anything, try to take control bit by bit and your wife will see the improvement. Her attitude towards whether she wants to put in the effort to stay by your side might not change, but you need to come up with something that might help you both. Just saying "I'm losing my family over this" won't help, it's time for you to dig deep and take some form of positive action.
 

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I'm so sorry about all that you are currently suffering from. Remember that hypovhondria is a condition, not your fault. You have tried your very best to keep your family together, and I'm so sorry that you were misunderstood as being simply ridiculous. I know what I Sa6 right now wouldn't ease your fear or convince you in any way, but given the situation I would just give an "emergency reply"-- you are okay. You don't have stomach cancer. We all have had cancer fears. Believe me. You've got to believe me that this is your brain overreacting. I know the symptoms are real, the dread is real, and you aren't just imagining it. But you really just have an illness in the brain. An anxiety disorder. I would suggest you to try and believe me on this one, and talk to your wife about all this. If she is not very understanding, it is still not your fault. Hypochondria is often very misunderstood. You are okay. Trust me. I'm so sorry that your family doesn't understand. Cry if you need to. Please find someone to talk to. You will be okay. Please keep us updated, I know first hand how awful this is.
 
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