(Closed) are u a hypo-chondriac? pls read

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

haha yep! I’m a total hypochondriac. I never used to be but my brother got seriously ill when he was 26 with kind of a one-in-a-million type thing that took five years of his life to battle and he is now physically disabled. I am 25 now. I’m kind of opposite of you though in that I do NOT run to the doctor a lot because I kind of don’t want to know. Which is really stupid. I always think there is something wrong with me… but then I try to ignore it because I don’t want the doctor to confirm. Luckily everything has always gone away and the things I worry about aren’t really reasonable to worry about so it is okay but I know ignoring things is not a good coping mechanism. 

But really… if I have a headache- zomg brain tumor. If my stomach hurts zomg pancreatic cancer. If I have a digestion issue zomg colon cancer (at 25. totally reasonable fear lol). 

I guess I just cope by trying to battle my rational side against my emotional/fearful side. I know WHY I am scared. I am able to rationalize things by saying ok…. what would I tell a friend if she told me she had a headache? (much easier to see things clearly from a friend perspective). And I also give myself deadlines. “Okay if this is still on my mind in 2 weeks I’ll go to the doc” and it never is. Also STOP GOOGLING MEDICAL STUFF. No matter what you google it comes up with my two worst fears: pregnancy and cancer!

Post # 4
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had posted this yesterday regarding a different thread, but I’ve had to BAN MYSELF from WebMD. I agree with Corgi, no matter what symptoms you have – it could anything between the common cold or stage 4 cancer.

I had a weird pattern of what turned out to be bruises on my thigh 2 summers ago and because it didn’t look like a bruise and was weird, I was all up on WebMD. I convinced myself I had MRSA (!!), called my doctor crying. He saw me immediately, and of course, it was just plain old bruises. That’s when I had to ban myself from online medical research.

Now I have a rule – NO self-diagnosis, and symptoms must last for 1 week or more before I call my doctor to see me (unless of course I’m honestly super ill and FH tells me to call my doctor, or else!). I also call my mom and ask her what she thinks lol

Post # 6
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am very bad with this!  Worrying that any small illness is going to turn into something life-threatening.  I have had 2 bad staph infections (one recently) and I find that if I was sick with something scary I have a hard time ignoring any little symptom.  

Post # 7
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My dr knows my entire life because I see him at least once every other month (and sometime multiple times in a month) NOT TO MENTION my battalion of specialists.  I’ve had more bloodwork and more MRIs & xrays than anyone I know.  I have a huge metal BUCKET of prescription drugs at home with every type of drug you can think of.  I’m also positive I won’t be able to conceive when we’re ready because my paretns had trouble (took them 8 yr PLUS every fertility drug available in the 70s) and my mom started trying 10 yrs younger than I’ll be.

I worry about all of these things so much, I’ve convinced my poor fiance that I’m all these terrible types of sick too!!

Post # 8
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hahaha, despite my incredibly resilient (knock on wood) immune system, I am indeed a hypochondriac.  I always feel like I’m getting sick whenever someone else around me is sick and when I read about diseases and stuff, I always freak out and think I’m coming down with that disease.  Once, I convinced myself I had scabies and I nearly cried.

Post # 10
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

THis is why I have gotten a full body/head scan. So when I think there is something wrong with me, I pull out those results and reasure myself that there IS NOTHING wrong!

Post # 11
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m going to close this thread and refer you to the other thread with more posts.  Reminder to all:  Please only start one thread on a topic or you’ll end up with comments in two different places, making it hard to follow the discussion!


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