I have been sick everyday for the last 12 years. Nausea, Heartburn, and lately light headedness.
I have had so many tests, and they tell me nothing is wrong with me. I have been told I had over active acid glands, hypochondria, and stress.
I know I am very high strung and the worse it gets the more I believe it is all in my head and stress related. Watching for it, and documenting my illness has shown me in "uncontrolable" places and situations, it is realyl bad.
So, I tried to seek medical help for the anxiety, but it isn't covered by benefits and insanely expensive. After 2yrs I finally got an appointment in the hospital which I was refered to. They told me I can attend group therapy which is only during my working hours (9-5pm) and are 2hrs each. The told me I could see a therapist through the hospital, but I must do the group first. So Im at a dead end, and so fustrated, I know I need help, and it is starting to really bring me down. I have done the natural way, I have read tons of books, watched movies, I have tried!
My mother is addicted to pills, Ativan is the most common for her, and I am deathly afraid to start taking pills, although maybe that is all I have now. I'm just sick of not being able to get help, and feeling ill all the time. I have gotten to a point where I now go to work, do my job and come right home, alone and keep it that way, because it is just such an odeal to go out, as I spend 99% of the time convincing myself I am ok, I am not gonna puke!!