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So, I am just going to come out and say that I am a major hypochondriac. Like.. every single little pain convinces me that I am going to die in some terrible way. I really hate it. My major thing right now is the random pains you get through your body, or more specifically... in your midriff area. I have this random pain that comes and goes on my left side. When it first showed up, I was convinced I was having a heart attack and instantly went into a panic attack. Needless to say... it was not a heart attack at all, and just a bunch of pain caused by my anxiety. I honestly think the pain is just ALL from anxiety, but it remains in the back of my head the thought that it is something far far worse. It does not let up either. Like... once you get over one thing... a few days later I have a new illness to obsess over and think I am going to die from.

So yeah. Hypochondria sucks. It really really does. Just stressing over these things can cause the pains to appear, and even in knowing that, you can't just "not think about it" as many people tell you to. I am trying some relaxing techniques which are working kinda nicely... but at the same time... I am still having some issues.

So lets hear it. Any other major hypochondriacs out there? Or just hypochondriacs in general?


For those who do not know and don't wanna try and spell that in google... A hypochondriac is someone who diagnoses themselves with everything. Every little physiological change warrants some kind of terrible disease that will kill you within two days. Well.. at least that is how it feels. xD
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I'm not a hypochondriac, but I can see how you feel (I think). I get paranoid about my health a lot over nothing, so I can kinda relate.
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I just found out that all this time, I've been mishearing the lyrics to Usher's song Confessions.
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I wish, I have pains that cause me not to be able to do much of anything anymore.
I also go out of my way to grab colds and virals just to build up an immunity to things.
There is assistance for it, while we don't like the ideas of it, psychologists and such can assist, and while I still feel RX's are bandaids, they do assist in helping the issues, including limiting some of those panic attacks.
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Shut up you'll never catch me alive.

Because I have cancer. And aids. And ebola.

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awkward.
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Soreness and pains aren't of any concern even if they hurt like a b**** unless they last more than a week
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My brother is a raging hypochondriac, but I'm the exact opposite. I tend to ignore things as minor aches and pains, and then end up in critical condition because I don't address them in a timely manner. A good example of this is when I started having severe pain in my stomach, I took some tums and ignored it. When it didn't go away, I kept ignoring it anyway and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning, I immediately scampered out of bed to vomit blood in the hallway. Got carted off to the hospital to find I had an ulcer bleeding out in my stomach.
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I used to be a hypochondriac. Little did I know that my hypochondria was a symptom of my anxiety disorder. I got treated for my anxiety and my hypochondria went away.
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you type of people annoy me
Posted 1/4/15

Frostbrand wrote:

I wish, I have pains that cause me not to be able to do much of anything anymore.
I also go out of my way to grab colds and virals just to build up an immunity to things.
There is assistance for it, while we don't like the ideas of it, psychologists and such can assist, and while I still feel RX's are bandaids, they do assist in helping the issues, including limiting some of those panic attacks.


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I'm sickly and have bad nerves so I sometimes get put off by ER staff like a malingerer.
Haven't actually deliberately done it on purpose, malingered, but I've thought I was sick and wasn't before.
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lol im not one but i tend to think things are worse than they are but i check what the actual symptoms are and that usually fixes it
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severticas wrote:



I envy your boat


That is actually a boat that belonged to a previous boss, who sold it to a coworker who is now in the coast guard, and is shamed by the glory of my present boat.
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I have had a few times where I've worried over mild stuff that will go away on its own. The majority of the times I'm the opposite. I'll assume something isn't that bad, annoying but not the worse. Twice when I called the emergency line for advice expecting to go to the Gp or hop on a bus the local A & E I was told I must stay put an ambulance is on its way. I even had day surgery to remove an enlarged gland and waited too late to take the pain killers. I had pain but I was waiting for the worse to take the medicine until sis pointed out that this was it.

I have a friend who admits she's become a hypochondriac. She'd been chronically ill for years and recovered. Fear of that illness returning has a panicking over mild things. I'm afraid I had a good laugh when she panicked and called an ambulance when she cut her finger. I told her all she needed to do was keep it clean apply pressure and put a plaster/band aid on it. A & E gave a quite a scolding for that. Then she had a panic attack and called an ambulance again. She got another scolding when she got to A & E in the ambulance. She'd never heard of panic attacks before so she didn't recognise that the palpations that she was having was a stress thing. Thankfully she's improved. Unfortunately she's now developed asthma after her block of flats that had asbestos got renovated with the tenants still living there. Other tenants without a history of respiratory problems have now respiratory illnesses. They've been calling meetings together to see if they have grounds to sue.
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Sogno- wrote:

you type of people annoy me


I think I'm sick because this post made me bleed out of my eyes.

Oh wait. That's normal for me.
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