My health anxiety is totally out of control right now, and I can't seem to bring myself back around to a sane approach. Unfortunately, while I've had some hits diagnosis-wise, there have been some definite misses in the past 6 months, and so my confidence in my doctors is not so strong as it has been in the past. That's how I used to settle myself down about being so worried about dreadful health issues.
I've also seen a cognitive behavioral therapist in the past, but I think we've reached the current limit of what we can do for now. Besides, she seems to believe that *everything* going on with my body is entirely anxiety, even though I have evidence that some medication changes - for my reflux only - fixed one of my longstanding "anxiety" symptoms. My own PCP is claiming "placebo effect" on that same issue, despite the fact that I wasn't expecting those meds to make any difference at all.
Any advice on what I can try next? I've even done a web search to look for therapists who specialize in health anxiety, but nothing is coming up. Maybe I'm searching for the wrong term. I don't know.
I could surely use some support and ideas right now. My life is such a mess, and so limited, compared to how I felt even a year ago. I just want to feel safe from these terrible breathing attacks that seem to be caused by new triggers every 2-3 months.