How to overcome hypochondria
November 30, 2011 6:11 AM Subscribe
Has anyone ever had experience with overcoming hypochondria?
posted by PrettyKnitty to health & fitness (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My husband has been suffering with this for going on two years. It has been draining to say the least. He has near-constant anxiety about his health. He has "had" probably 100 different types of cancer. Every unexplained bump or pain sends him into a panic attack that can last for days.
He is perfectly willing to go for treatment and is aware that his level of fear about this isn't normal. He has been through CBT and it has helped a little. We have no health insurance, so this is all the harder. He is unable to take the cheap SSRIs that a lot of people use to treat OCD because he has very mild bipolar II.
I love him very much, and I just want some hope that at some point things will get better.
Any ideas or suggestions? Even an "it's going to be alright" would suffice