A couple weeks ago I had a blood test come back with elevated liver enzymes, and I've been freaking out about it in a multitude of ways ever since - even though two doctors have both told me not to worry about it and that the elevation wasn't anything to be concerned about. They didn't even think it needed to be investigated. I, of course, have not been able to let go of it, though. I ordered tests for viral hepatitis on my own because I read that it's one of the first things your doctor should check when your liver enzymes become elevated. Those came back negative, thankfully.
Now, though, I've moved onto other possibilities. Currently it's Wilson's Disease. It's a rare genetic disorder that causes copper to build up in your body and can manifest in your liver and through neurological and psychiatric symptoms. So, my brain has decided that the liver enzymes and my own anxiety/depression match the symptoms perfectly.
I'm just really hesitant to approach my doctor about it because I know it'll just be attributed to my health anxiety and of course I realize that that's perfectly valid but at the same time I worry that they'll keep brushing me off but something will actually be wrong. I can't go to another doctor because I don't have insurance and this is the only affordable healthcare option for me.
I just don't know what to do. I'm afraid to just drop it and have something really be wrong, but I also realize that after being told by two different doctors at the clinic that they weren't concerned about it and didn't see any reason to do a workup of it that it could just be my health anxiety that's overtaking my brain, and there really might not be anything to worry about. But I've read so many times that Wilson's is one of those diseases that flies under doctors radars a lot and is overlooked, and it's pretty easily treatable if detected early and kept up with but definitely fatal if not detected in time and a lot of the damage is irreversible at that point.