I've struggled with PTSD, GAD, and OCD since 2011.
Lately, I've been dealing with persistent hypochondria and I can't shake the fear that I might have cancer.
I know that it's unrealistic to go to the doctor every single time I experience a symptom that triggers me, but I feel like there is no other way to get relief from this terrible anxiety if I don't, because if I don't have every symptom checked out, I feel like I'm always going to be worried about having a serious health condition.
How do you all manage the uncertainty involved with health conditions?
I plan on calling my doctor next Monday, though now it's Friday, and I feel like it will be impossible for me to relax until I'm able to schedule this appointment.
I usually can't calm down until I feel that I've done everything in my power to relieve my anxiety.
Any advice on what I should do? Should I see my doctor? Or should I embrace the risk to develop a tolerance to uncertainty?