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Old 05-30-2009, 11:21 AM   #5
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Re: Severe Hypochondria...Eating away my life...I am experiencing a bout right now...

As the previous poster said, STOP researching. It is in your power to stop. It only makes everything worse. I used to research constantly -- I was never really a hypochondriac but I became worried about food-borne illness (still am -- just ate a burrito, feel queasy, but am NOT allowing myself to research!!!)

Realize that your mind can wreak havoc on your body and make a lot of symptoms seem like they are more serious than they really are. Once you learn to calm your mind down and stop hyping yourself up with more info, you will feel better overall.
Once burned by milk you will blow on cold water. - Russian Proverb