Welcome to the forum......I hope you find a ticket to better things here. That prospect is very likely.
Hypochondria is familiar to me via someone I love very much. I always try to listen and cite the purely logical (rational) reasons why worst case health scenarios are not to be default conclusions. I've observed that obsessive habits in other areas of her life power the hypochondria and perhaps hypochondria itself is merely an obsession......but I don't discount the frightening implications of hypochondria as an obsession, unlike obsessing over work habits or whatever else, the shit's (hypochondria) in its own league.
It seems that Albert Ellis' "Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy" or REBT with its rational thinking, self-disputation training would be a good bet to gain relief from the distress of hypochondria. I'm just a layman with a partiality to this therapy.....and to meditation/mindfulness.....but all must agree these are among the best tools in the arsenal of compassionate, intelligent people dealing with mental illness. Committing to a practice of these and/or other treatments and therapies requires work and patience too, naturally. (that's why people who seek medical/psychological help are called "patients!") And money helps too, always......thought we don't always have that even in small allowances. (but that problem is addressed in here too......)
The forum is getting pretty big as an information source and the topic menu is well thought out for zooming in to what your interests are. People have seen it all in here......
So shawnkat.....pace yourself and have hope for better days. This is your forum if you want.