Worry and Pain

Hello everyone, I'm male, 22 years old. I've been under psychological treatment for more than a year now. The psychologist says that since my pains go from one place to another, it's evident that the issues are not actually physical. I have an obsession with pain and nuisances all around the body, but mostly in my arms and hands. But it's actually all the time changing its location.

I can't help being all day focused and worried about all this things I feel. I went to different physical specialists including traumatologists and kinesiologists. I also had a pain in the wrist, thought to be caused by drumming. I did some exercises suggested for healing it, and sometimes I still do, and the problem quite vanished, though it reappeared maybe a couple of times.

Then other pains started to appear in the hands, mainly the left one. I thought it could come from playing the guitar. The kinesiologist also gave me some exercises.

But the problem seems to have no end. I'm always worrying and suffering because of different pains and anomalies I discover around the body, mainly in the hands during these days.

I just don't know how to cope with this. I'm somewhat unbelieving about these pains only coming from my mind. I can see that the spot of pain or nuisance and preoccupation changes from time to time and I restlessly try to explain to myself why did each of the things I feel happen. Maybe for others, these things could be insignificant. But many times with little success, since sometimes I feel obligated to go to a specialist again in search of an answer.

But the cycle starts again each time. I always find something new that starts worrying me, so I have to get medical help again.

All this is actually not letting me live normally. I feel depressed, obsessed, afflicted. It’s preventing me from doing lots of things. I feel I can't really find a way to be better. I feel like I need to find a new answer to this.

I would add I had, and sometimes have, other pains around my body that make me worry and that remained for long periods, and perhaps reappeared.

I would also add that I was diagnosed with OCD when I was around 15 years old. As you may see, I understand that psychology tries to explain that there are underlying causes of things like these pains, as well as I know this page does. But I find it hard to put these concepts into practice. It's like I find that explanation not satisfactory for me.

I hope you could help me out with this. I'm trying to get back to normal life, but it's been years since I can't do this. It's been really hard. Sometimes I just don't know how I keep going.

Thank you, best regards - K

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