Hehehe....I had to laugh, because you've described me to a tee! I'm not a hypochondriac, per se, in the sense that I don't run to the dr every time I have a new symptom, but I DO get online and research it.
Recently, I had to go to the ER with chest pains that started occuring while I was on vacation. Come to find out, I was low on potassium. So, I researched it and came up with the fact that I have an adrenal gland tumor!!!
Of course, I'm sure I don't have one, but I now keep a check on any new symptoms though!
I think that the internet is great, but it can be bad for those of us who are in constant pain with new symptoms every week!!!