(Closed) are you a hypo-chondriac ? pls read!

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes. You are not alone. I always think something is wrong with me. The difference is I never end up going to the doctor, and eventually whatever it was goes away. I think I have some anxiety problems and am definitely a worry-wart.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yes! i’m a complete worry-wort too and think “something bad” will happen in the future. I don’t say it out loud because then its real and i’m fulfilling some weird omen. ( oh my gosh i sound kinda crazy but it true! )

i think that my life is so blessed something has to go wrong. 🙁  I try to keep a clear mind and carry on though. Live in the present!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I used to do this ALL THE TIME, and after having gone to doctors with all types of symptoms (unexplained headaches, stomachaches, heart pain, back pain, etc etc etc) and many tests, specialist visits, and more, I realized it was all in my head. 

Now, I’m usually too busy to worry about this type of stuff. If I ever do, I just remind myself of the times I was convinced something was seriously wrong with me and it turned out just fine. That calms me down about whatever might be worrying me. 

I also sometimes feel like everything in my life is too good to be true…but then I think about all the annoying little things, the fights I’ve gotten into with family or Fiance lately, troubles at work, etc, and then all of a sudden it doesn’t seem so perfect anymore 🙂 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

bird, I feel your pain!!!  Those Discovery Health shows make my brain crazy.  I was never a hypochondriac until I felt like I had something to lose.

FH always teases me when I worry about something:

me: OMG my _______ hurts, look, do you think it’s serious?

FH: (fake horror) OMG that’s terrible! I think it’s going to turn black, fall off, and you’re going to die.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

You should really see someone for your anxiety. Anxiety is a huge burden, that I used to just shrug off and make fun of, but after too many times waking up crying for the silliest reasons, I finally went and talked to a therapist.

I’m not on any drugs or anything, but I learned some really rational ways of dealing with my anxiety.

Before this, I was like, banned, from WebMD by Fiance and by my Ex, because I would freak myself out so bad thinking I was dying, or pregnant (even though I’ve always been on BC, I ALWAYS thought I was pregnant, like ugh.) Anyway, bad news.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i have OCD i know the feeling, i have actually worried myself to the point of passing out, i cant even make a mistake on paper without crumpling it up and burning it, im very particular about my health and germs, but there are ways of making it go away if you need to talk to someone who knows a bit about it PM me, its def easier said than done ive been working on it for years but i have gotten better.. when i was a kid i couldnt drink out of something that didnt have a lid i was afraid of debris and germs making sick and if i did i would instantly think i was getting sick… now i dont care if someone else drinks from my drink! so it is help-able… <– yep if this were paper i would burn it!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It worries me that you think there is a particular date in which you are going to die.  I mean, yes, we are all going to die, that’s part of life.  But to be constantly thinking about the certain date?  That would drive me nuts.

I call it being pro-active about my health.  If something is wrong, I go to the doctor.  But again, if I worried about every little issue my body has going on with it, I would need to be on some sort of anti-anxiety medication because I just couldn’t handle the worry.

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

ex Libris- my Fiance jokes like that too! i have back pain constantly and i tell him and he’s like ” yeah thats a symptom that your kidneys are failing”… then i freak out and get mad at him. its all in jest.. i know that.. but still!

 

i agree, webMD and sites of the like i try to stay away from!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Also– have you ever heard doctor’s talk about full body scans? Docs have the ability to basically give anyone a full body internal exam. And they don’t. Do you know why? (other than the money). EVERYONE has several “abnormal” things about them, and they generally don’t do any harm at all. Yes if you watch Dr. G you can see omg this person had x y z wrong with them and no one knew…. but if it wasn’t unusual they wouldn’t put it on tv. The much more common experience is that someone has a little something wrong with them and its no big deal. Most people don’t die from big medical mysteries like that, and most people aren’t going to get seriously ill in their 20s, 30s, 40s, or even 50s. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think you do have something wrong with you that you should get checked out: You have anxiety about your health that is significantly negatively impacting your life. This post is evidence of that. A psychologist or counselor could really help you deal with this. If there are any universities in your area there are usually reduced-cost clinics in the graduate programs that would be a good low-commitment way to try it out. I hope you feel better soon.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@ bird – I feel the SAME way. .

Sometimes I want to go to the Dr. and TELL him that I’m a hypochondriac, but he’d probably just tell me it’s all in my head LOL!

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