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Old 02-17-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Help I think I'm a hypocondriac

I'm 14 and think I have a problem I'm always diagnosing myself with various illnesses and thinking something as simple as a headache is a seroius disorder I frequently find myself researching diffrent conditions and could tell you most of the symptoms of a illness, Im just wondering is this normal?

 
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Re: Help I think I'm a hypocondriac

Hello sindy,

Welcome to the boards. Unless you've previously been diagnosed with health problems, I would say it is not normal. Best talk to your primary physician about what you've told us as he or she may be able to make some suggestions that may address your concerns.

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Old 02-17-2009, 08:47 PM   #3
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Re: Help I think I'm a hypocondriac

It probably is not normal. But I totally understand what you are going through! I have been a hypochondriac ever since I started having panic attacks. The worst thing you can do is research. DO NOT go on the internet and look at things. It will make it worse. I do it, and it makes it worse. I got so bad that my sister threatened to come and take my computer away from me.

Maybe you could tell your parents about this so they know what you are going through. I always felt better knowing that someone was there watching over me. Hang in there, it is hard, I know.

 
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Re: Help I think I'm a hypocondriac

Thank you both your answers have really helped.

 
Old 02-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #5
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Re: Help I think I'm a hypocondriac

You're welcome, sindy....

It sounds like Karat had some very sound advice!

Take care!

 
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