Post # 1
well ladies am i alone on this?
i constantly feel like somthing might be wrong with me.the slightiest thing sends me to the doctor.its now become a joke with my SO.if i say my back hurts he says…u wanna go to the doc?lol.
also does anyone else feel like there life is going so good that somthing bad is just around the conrner?
there is a date in my head i think i will die by or so .i havnt told anyone not even my so.am scared to say it out loud.
lets me kn how u guys feel.
ps i also put this post in wellness but figured the lougne may get more traffic.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
about the bruises i get that alot.out of no where i’ll have this bruise on my skin the type u get from bumping into somhing. i kn am a clutts but i never recall bumping into anything and its often the location to my arms thigh etc .my fear is ignoring this lil signs and then bam! somthing is really wrong going in inside me uhh! why can’t we just swallow a small camera and have it chk out our organs.i think its doone now.i think.lol
Post # 6
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
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
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 # 9
lol i actually got scabies.twice. once in high school yrs ago i sat nxt to a girl who had it and then .bam i had it. the other time i got it i couldnt tell where but they say it stays under ur skin inactive just waiting to be reactivated by coming into contact with it again.yuck!
Post # 10
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
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!
are you a hypo-chondriac ? pls read!