How to help someone who's a hypochondriac?

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I'm the biggest hypochondriac EVER. Anyone who uses to be like this and did something to get better or get over it overall? Please any advice helps. This is ruining my life. It gets to the point where I feel as if I'm not just anxious but also depressed! I feel like a prisoner in my own body and I need to come over this ASAP. My day consists of looking up symptoms and being aware of any changes my body has made. I hate it. And it's like I'm obsessed with cancer! Every symptoms I have I look it up and it's all cancer. And now, if I feel a pain I automatically think it's cancer. As of now, I'm convinced I have breast cancer but my doctor has found no lumps and the only symptom I have is breast pain. How do I get over this habit of looking up my symptoms or believing that I'm going to die ?

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    i know how feel everytime i get past one health problems theres more that comes for u to worry about best thing to do is not look up symptoms because Majority arent to be trusted only your doctor can diagnose u when u look up symptoms it causes u get scared so dont do it even if have the urge u will feel better
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    Key to the problem is in your own hand. Try to be carefree, start enjoying small things and stop reading any of the medical related material.
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    I know how you feel its all downhill after 25. smile
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    I look up everything and have ailements and illnesses and it makes me so sick with worry it destroys my quality of life. We all need to understand most of the info is wrong and the other info is the most intense scenarios and how the perfect dr. Would be treating you. I would love a doctor who actually has knowledge of all my issues and actually could tell me the fix it cure. Some people on here have bad anxiety but are young so thankfully they are healthy. Im in the late forties and have issues..a gift of early menopause when the body begins to really fall apart unfortunately. Then you have drs giveing all these diagnosis and tests and intense anxiety and its extremly iverwhelming and noone cares anyway. Whether its real or percieved a drs job in their mind is if they got a pill to help they give it to you. If they dont have a pill you go to many soecialists who tell yiu its gentic or you smoked or whatever they can think of cause they dont always know how to fix things. So, people run to the internet in hopes they can be their own doctor and heal themselves or get helo as most realize doctors are so rushed and busy they are scared their care is being compromised. And it is. I was tild a while back i was stressed when i was dizzy or had weird issues. Well eventually my body showed the progression of the illness and now they diagnose me but not very helpful and do not care im anxious. Its a no win. Insurance comoanies are a out miney not people so drs really cant do the jibs or run the tests they would have years ago. Hospitals are trauma centers so dont expect much there. I have four drs for my eyes because theres a soecialist in each artery. Its disgusting.  Im so anxious lately  i feel like im dying and all i want to do is live. 
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