An official hypochondriac
My husband thinks I am a hypochondriac, his friends, some of my friends and a few of my doctors. The other day my husband, who was having lunch with a doctor friend, asked me to ask my psychologist about Muenchausen [sp] syndrome. :rolleyes:That must mean I am getting close to something. But fortunately I do have some friends that believe in me and my psychologist believes me too. Ironically I started seeing the psychologist to help me deal with my panic attacks. We don't really talk about my panic attacks anymore, as we have decided that they are definitely a symptom of some greater wrong in my body. I've contacted Dr. F's office several times, this week I tried to make an appointment but the 'appointment-maker' is on vacation until next week. I was advised that I probably won't get in until August, but I'm hoping that I can get in if there is a cancellation. I am lucky to live 50 miles from his office and can go anytime he can see me. I read so many stories of people traveling long distances to see him, I do feel blessed.I saw my endocrinologist today. He specializes in diabetes. I gave him all of my symptoms: the excessive sweating, night-time insomnia, bruising, headaches, PCOS, diabetes (a given), anxiety attacks, depression, inability to lose weight... he got fed up with me (I could tell) and said maybe I am taking too many pills. I didn't push things with him, I was just testing the waters. I'm holding out hope for Dr. F to help me figure out what is so terribly wrong with me.