I have been a complete hypochondriac for most of my life. The last few years have gotten worse because each time I have gone for any regular checkup, the doctors send me for some kind of test and then I always get a false positive, which results in more tests and then follow-ups, consuming months of my life with anxiety. My latest challenge is the dentist finding a spot on an xray, thinking it might be a dental problem, but sending me to oral surgeon to be sure. Xrays at oral surgeon showed no spot on first xray and he told me to come back in 2 months. After two months of total panic, I went for follow-up and they now saw small spot that they think is what the dentist saw, but don't think it's anything serious at all, but want me to come back again in six months to be sure. Not wanting to wait six months, I went back to dentist, had a fourth set of xrays, which showed nothing, but now he wants me to go see another specialist to be sure, even though nothing looks too worrisome. If no one is that worried, I don't understand how going for a fifth set of xrays will help me and it is only fueling my anxiety to keep this thing going. 3 professionals have said it doesn't look like anything serious, and yet I can't get closure. I am going crazy and sure of the worst outcome. - I am afraid to go for more and afraid not to go because someone suggested it. I would love to hear if others have been through similar things.