Hypochondriacs Anonymous

My name is *** and I'm a hypochondriac...

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13/05/2003 at 21:54
Anybody other hypochondriacs here to start a support group?

I knew I was prone to this disease when after reading my running injuries book I immediately suffered every symptom described. Today however it reached a new level...
I was out orienteering which means struggling up and down slippery hills and through trees. I was a bit concerned about the outside of my left leg as it cramped up last week and started pulling painfully on my hip and knee, and though it is under control now by stretching I feel it burn a bit there every now and then.
After I finished I touched my thigh and to my horror found a painful ridge on that leg, a narrow band starting at mid thigh and running across to the side of my leg. A torn muscle! Serious damage!
After a while I realised that I was still walking pain free and sneaked behind a car to have a look. A bluish soft raised throbbing line... can varicose veins suddenly appear like that?

When my brain had recovered from lack of oxygen it I realised that it was just a bruise - it now looks like a red line with blue edges, I suppose I hit a branch. I bruise easily and it's not the first time I've bruised myself withou really noticing, and I probably had my mind on finding the next control anyway.

So, what is the most dramatic injury you ever though you had that turned out to be something completely innocent?
13/05/2003 at 21:56
13/05/2003 at 21:58
Score 15(/100)

According to your answers, you don't generally obsess about your health or overreact to commonplace symptoms and ailments. Your physical well-being may very well be important to you (as it should be) but you know that distressing excessively about it won't protect you from health trouble - if it comes, you'll handle in then. Why waste your time worrying? As a result of your attitude, you're able to stay relatively calm and collected when you're feeling a little "off". As long as you put in the necessary effort to maintain a healthy body, your perspective is serving you well.
13/05/2003 at 22:00
once woke up with a funny lump in my mouth - had been reading John Diamonds SnakeOil and gradually convinced myself I had mouth cancer -
- lasted about 2 hrs till it popped!
WildWill    pirate
13/05/2003 at 22:03
Ive fot a small lump in my mouth - just behind one of my front lower teeth been there a while get sore now and then
13/05/2003 at 22:03
mm 15/100 too - maybe not so bad after all
13/05/2003 at 22:04
mm see a dentist Will!

how was ur bath?
WildWill    pirate
13/05/2003 at 22:07
Bath was good - now relaxed

WildWill    pirate
13/05/2003 at 22:07
So you meen i dont stab it with a pin and see what happens
13/05/2003 at 22:08
Hmm... I haven't seen ER lately, either it isn't on one of the 4 channels I can get here or it's on at a time that I don't watch.

You appear to have some signs of hypochondria, but not to any extreme point. You worry about unusual symptoms a bit more than the average person, and occasionally blow normal aches and pains out of proportion. It may be necessary to keep a close watch on our health and make the effort to stay "in touch" with our own bodies, but it shouldn't be something that causes major anxiety. You may want to keep your hypochondriac tendencies in check so they don't get the best of you.
13/05/2003 at 22:08
someone gave me some relaxing herbs 4 my foot
13/05/2003 at 22:28
13/05/2003 at 22:36
Isn't such a low score some sort of disorder too?
WildWill    pirate
13/05/2003 at 22:43
13/05/2003 at 22:43
Of course
Though this site didnt think so

You know docos dont get diseases!
13/05/2003 at 22:50
Hippo: or very exotic ones that you can only learn about in medical school!
13/05/2003 at 22:52
Im immune
13/05/2003 at 23:07
I scored 25. It's not fair - having a medical encyclopaedia is part of my job description.
WildWill    pirate
13/05/2003 at 23:07
13/05/2003 at 23:11
I said no to that question - I threw away my Readers Digest Home Doctor Encyclopaedia when I went to med school
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