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So I have another ulcer on my lip. I had a one in September but only lasted for about a week. This one has only been here for less than a week but for some reason it has me verry worried. I’ve shown it to a few different Doctors online and all have said it’s nothing serious it’ll go away. 

Then I woke up this morning and noticed another spot on the other side of my lip. First thing was show it to the Doctor online. He said it’s nothing again, but my anxiety was too great I couldn’t believe him.  

So I made the decision to go into urgent care. Luckily it’s right across the street. The doctor I got was really great. He looked at both spots and right away was like ya they’re nothing serious. I honestly don’t remember exactly what he said but he wasn’t concerned about either. Said it’s from the constant anxiety.

In fact he said he deals with them too. He said just recently he had a bad case of them and it was hard to eat. That he too deals with hypochondria and goes to therapy for it. I nearly broke down (even more) hearing him say that. He said it’s just all from the anxiety( Which has been going strong everyday since end of August). He gave me a prescription to take that would help everything heal quicker, and that was that. Said (like all the online Doctors) that these things are so common. He wasn’t worried about any underlying conditions either. 

 I felt a lot of relief. Thought now I had a 100% definite answer and I could begin to move on.

 Until I got outside. I started thinking... what if he said he deal with everything just to be comforting? But then the tiny rational side said no that would just be unethical and more importantly mean. Right? 

So the rest of my day has been me going back and forth in my mind trying to debate if he was telling the truth or not. The same part of me knows he was truthful and  now I just have to convince the other half of it. And then start to end this horrible episode. 

At least my blood pressure was normal. 

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2 hours ago, Sumotherguy said:

Sorry for the length  

So I have another ulcer on my lip. I had a one in September but only lasted for about a week. This one has only been here for less than a week but for some reason it has me verry worried. I’ve shown it to a few different Doctors online and all have said it’s nothing serious it’ll go away. 

Then I woke up this morning and noticed another spot on the other side of my lip. First thing was show it to the Doctor online. He said it’s nothing again, but my anxiety was too great I couldn’t believe him.  

So I made the decision to go into urgent care. Luckily it’s right across the street. The doctor I got was really great. He looked at both spots and right away was like ya they’re nothing serious. I honestly don’t remember exactly what he said but he wasn’t concerned about either. Said it’s from the constant anxiety.

In fact he said he deals with them too. He said just recently he had a bad case of them and it was hard to eat. That he too deals with hypochondria and goes to therapy for it. I nearly broke down (even more) hearing him say that. He said it’s just all from the anxiety( Which has been going strong everyday since end of August). He gave me a prescription to take that would help everything heal quicker, and that was that. Said (like all the online Doctors) that these things are so common. He wasn’t worried about any underlying conditions either. 

 I felt a lot of relief. Thought now I had a 100% definite answer and I could begin to move on.

 Until I got outside. I started thinking... what if he said he deal with everything just to be comforting? But then the tiny rational side said no that would just be unethical and more importantly mean. Right? 

So the rest of my day has been me going back and forth in my mind trying to debate if he was telling the truth or not. The same part of me knows he was truthful and  now I just have to convince the other half of it. And then start to end this horrible episode. 

At least my blood pressure was normal. 

I would trust the 3 Drs that all told you it was fine. I don't know why a Dr would lie about that. I think it's great he shared his personal experience with you. It's nice to feel we aren't alone in our fears. Hugs. 

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Thank you @Holls and @mollyfin for your responses. 

Holls - I’m trying to continue and tell my self to believe what they say but it’s very hard. 3 different people with all the same “it’s nothing to worry about” answer must be true. 

Mollyfin - in my reading on hypochondria I’ve found it’s actually pretty common with doctors since they have to learn about all that stuff. He said it started as a kid for him. 

 

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This is a prime example of why they say people with health anxiety should not seek reassurance for their symptoms. It rarely reassures us and causes more anxiety and more what ifs. You have to accept that you are fine and move on from the what if’s. No amount of reassurance will make you believe it, you have to come to that on your own. 

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Let's be logical about this....aka...what I tell myself in a similar situation...Doctors are afraid of lawsuits...we live in a society where people will sue other people for no particular reason. I don't know of any doctor that would "lie to you to comfort you" because doing so could cost them EVERYTHING...like as in their careers, their whole lives, all of their assets etc...etc...etc... plus the domino effect from all of those losses are even more devastating. There is no doctor that would knowingly "just comfort" anyone because they have too much to lose. Perhaps then it is safe to assume that he believes what he told you. ...don't you think?

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@Iugrad91thank you for your comment. And yes I agree it’s up to me to FINALLY accept what they have all said. Normally I do, and it’s a relief and I move on. But the anxiety has been so debilitating this time. 

@PennyPanic thank you also for your response. And that’s almost exactly what my friend said when I talked to her about it. 

I’m feeling better today just rather exhausted. 

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Your doctor is not going to risk his license and years of education by lying to you! Trust me, if the doctor says its nothing serious, it isn't! You are fine! :)

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@Mike L Thanks for the response, and I know I know. I think a lot of the doubt came from just the whole high anxiety of it and now that things have calmed down it’s sinking in. It’s just that damn “but... what if...?”

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