Anna claims her younger sister, Alexandra, has been dealing with severe “hypochondria” since she was a child, and it’s ruining her life.
“Alexandra has text me so many times that she’s dying that it’s really hard to know whether she’s actually sick,” Anna says.

Alexandra says she is $10,000 in medical debt because of constant trips to the E.R and hospital, which she admits she’s gone to up to twice a week. “When I’ve had stomach pains because I thought that the stomach pain would progress to, like, appendicitis. Or, I would have, like, a pain in the side of my head, and if I don’t get to the hospital right away that I’m going to end up dying from a stroke,” Alexandra says of her trips to the hospital.
Why is Alexandra constantly going to the E.R. if nothing has been wrong with her in the past? Hear what she says in the video above.
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, "'$10,000 and Counting: My Sister’s 'Hypochondria' is Ruining Her Life'," hear what Alexandra’s cousin and friend say about her behavior. And, when Dr. Phil takes a look beneath the surface of Alexandra’s decade-long struggle, what does he discover? Check local listings to see where you can tune in.

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