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I want to help!
Hey, I'm Damako. To start things off, I will say that I want to help all of you because I know what you're going through. Last summer I thought I had AIDS. My friend poke me with a peice of...

miss
soooo glad I found this site ... I too have just started to get these thoughts im dying worrying about my four kids and leaving them without a mum ... I would say this started about two years ago I...

fearful
This is to carolyn n Tammy. I too saw my mother die but I was 25. Every since then I worry about dying and leaving my 3 kids without a mom to take care of them. Every little pain I...


This is to carolyn n Tammy. I too saw my mother die but I was 25. Every since then I worry about dying and leaving my 3 kids without a mom to take care of them. Every little pain I...


This is to carolyn n Tammy. I too saw my mother die but I was 25. Every since then I worry about dying and leaving my 3 kids without a mom to take care of them. Every little pain I...


Hi,is it anyone going throughg what im going alright here i go everyday i wake up i think there is something wrong with me if i feel any kind of pain i go to the emergency room they can't find...


This is in reply to Tammy..Hun you posted that you lost your mother when you were 11. I lost mine at 14. I just want you to know that I am exactly, EXACTLY like you are. I think that our...

please help
Hi my name is Tammy im 28 years old. I lost my mother when I was 11 and she was all I had. I now have 4 children and one on the way. Every since my first child I...

Teen hypocondriac
I had my tonsils out when i was 10 and ended up loosing alot of blood & staying in the hospital alot..after that i worried constantly that something bad would happen to me i was always scared that i would...

Help
im 17 year old and have been throw so many things i had to see my brother only 23 slowly die of cancer after his death nothing went right, my mom takes lexapro and so many other pills for her...

Younger Hypochondriac
I began worrying that I had diabetes when I was in the sixth grade-about 11 years old.One night I couldn't sleep on the last day of our family vacation, and all of a sudden this seemingly random fear overtook me...




Feels Like I am Waiting to Die
Hoping maybe someone can help and let me know I am not alone. At this point, I am considering the fact that I may be a hypochondriac. I'm 25 years old, married, two children 2 1/2 and 1 1/2, and...










first time
Hi there. Im a 23 year old male, i have for about the past year and a half - two years now had a constant fear of some wild illness or sudden death, just recently I have tried seeking constant...




41 Year Old Hypochondriac
I am a 41 year old male, married to a great lady and have 3 wonderful children under age 10. I have a great career and a strong extended family. I have always been a bit obsessive about my health...







my over active brain
After the birth of my 2nd child I started experiencing a lot of painful and strange things, from head to toe and all on my left side. I went to the Dr for extreme base of the skull pain, muscle...

I Am a Hypochondriac!
I am a 44 year-old woman with hypochondria. I have a history of good health, save for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and allergies, which are controlled with medications. I have the classic symptoms of hypochondria: I imagine serious illness. If...







Brain Tumor...or Hypochondria?
The title alone makes me laugh a bit...these words seem like they should never be put together, but seriously...it is all I have been able to think about for a month now. For two years I have suffered from serious...







never get over, just learn to live.
Hi,im Amie, im 25 years old,and i have had anxiety panic attackts for three years now,one night believe it or not it was the night before halloween, i had the most painful chest pains, the type you think you are...

never get over, just learn to live.
Hi,im Amie, im 25 years old,and i have had anxiety panic attackts for three years now,one night believe it or not it was the night before halloween, i had the most painful chest pains, the type you think you are...

Very afraid
Well i have been a hypochondriac for as long as i can remember. Im 19 years old and it is really ruining my life. So my main hypochondria is HIV, and it is really ruining my life. So the first...


i've recently had very bad aches and cramps. i fear that this may be due to some sort of cancer in my abdominal region. i've been so focused on my cancer that i stopped caring about everyone and i'm pretty...

Going out of my Mind
I’m writing this for maybe no other reason than to get out all my neuroses onto paper (so to speak) and maybe that will allow me to relieve some of the insanity I’ve been torturing myself with. I lost my...


I’m writing this for maybe no other reason than to get out all my neuroses onto paper (so to speak) and maybe that will allow me to relieve some of the insanity I’ve been torturing myself with. I lost my...

Living With a Hypochondriac
After more than 20 years of living with a hypochondriac, I am at the end of my rope. Just weeks after burying my father who had died from an excruciating battle with stomach cancer, my husband began believing that he...

Fear
I am worried always, right now I am worried about cancer. Though i am 26, from pretty stellar genetic stock, and I know it isn't a very likely scenario, i still worry. (Funny, our family doesn't have a lot of...

Total Anxiety
A few months ago I had post nasal drip and it was hard to talk. I go to the doc and meds are prescribed but they don't help. I feel like at times something is in my throat. Eventually, I...


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mrs.
I AM A SEVERE HYPOCHONDRIAC. Every day its something new.Currently Im convinced I have liver disease. I woke up this morning with a wierd feeling just below my right side rib cage. Its like pressure, just in that one spot....

mrs.
I AM A SEVERE HYPOCHONDRIAC. Every day its something new.Currently Im convinced I have liver disease. I woke up this morning with a wierd feeling just below my right side rib cage. Its like pressure, just in that one spot....

mrs.
I AM A SEVERE HYPOCHONDRIAC. Every day its something new.Currently Im convinced I have liver disease. I woke up this morning with a wierd feeling just below my right side rib cage. Its like pressure, just in that one spot....

I am goin insane wit this !!
reading all these posts are comforting to know i am not alone. i am 21 years old and i dont know why but over the last year i have somehow become a total hypocondriac. I have been diagnosed with depression,...

I am goin insane wit this !!
reading all these posts are comforting to know i am not alone. i am 21 years old and i dont know why but over the last year i have somehow become a total hypocondriac. I have been diagnosed with depression,...

I am goin insane wit this !!
reading all these posts are comforting to know i am not alone. i am 21 years old and i dont know why but over the last year i have somehow become a total hypocondriac. I have been diagnosed with depression,...


So im an 18 year old girl. When i was a young girl i would constantly check the doors to see if they were locked, constantly checking on my cats. i knew i had OCD. it got easier when i...

Help me!
If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated, and SORRY FOR THE ESSAY :p I think that I may have hypochondria, I'm a 17 year old girl and I am constantly preoccupied with thoughts that I am...


I am the daughter of a hypochondriac. I am at my wits end and don't know what to do. My mom announced to me last year that she had MS. Twice. When the first round of doctors told her she...


I am 24 years old male and I have just discovered that I am hypochondriac by searching the internet the sypmtomes really matches me, I have been always worried about my health, it is like I want to convience myself...

It all makes sense
My names Emma and I think I'm dying. I feel like theres a voice deep down inside whispering that I'm fine and have so much to look forward to and my fears are just that, unfounded, but it's being stifled...

Don't Make Me Sick
Check out this new medical comedy web series, "Don't Make Me Sick" about a hypochondriac doctor! It was written by an Emmy-winning comedy writer and guest stars a bunch of talented comedians. Plus, it's about a doctor who is also...

A Hypochondriac
Hey all, I have found a interesting site on hypochondria, it is called Hypochondriac's Relief and it seems to be a site geared toward positive stories and a forum for hypochondriac's to write back and forth. I think its a...

literally worried to death.
hypochondria is ruinin my life. illness is literally on my mind the moment i wake up to the moment i go to sleep. everything i do during the day i imagine what it will be like doing it when im...

ma
My friend is a true hypochondriac. She has every disease for which there is no no medical verification, only a list of symptoms. She is elderly. Her health is better than most her age, and so they are intolerant of...

My story
I haven't always been like this. When I was 17 I had unprotected sex one time and got an STD. Suddenly I realized I was not invincible. I became obsessed with my sexual health, constantly making up symptoms in my...

This Is What I Do



I worry constantly about getting sick.Bumped (tapped,really)my head the other day and had full blown panic attack that I'd fractured my skull. Had a headache and thought I had an anuerysm. Burned the back of my throat a little with...

Is this it?
I have probably been concerned about my health for as long as I can remember. I almost can't bear to think how many hours I have spent pondering over what is wrong with me. When I am in one of...

I have hypochondria
hypochionjdria is so gay and i have it cuz when i get kicked in the head im like "FUCK I GOT BRAIN TUMOR" but really i just got kicked in the head and it hurts but i think i have...

Going crazy & could use advice
I have a neighbor who admits to and seems to have several health issues that I believe are legitimate, such as: IBS, allergies, and anxiety and/or OCD. She spends a lot of time obsessing about her and her child's health,...

I hate living with this
This is horrible. This imaginary disease is killing every sane part of my brain. I check on my mouth almost 20 times at day. I have been two 2 different doctors this week and been told Im fine. I...

Fed up
Well im 17 years old and have been living with hypochondria for 8 months. I have hypochondria almost every moment of the day and i always feel like im dying. Ive been to the doctors many times and they say...

Hurry, I'm Desperate
Okay, so my boss is definitely a hypochondriac. She is absolutely annoying. Not only does she have a different "disease" every week, she is also a very large woman who seems to be content with being very large and very...

Here we go again
man, im only 16 and ive had so much anxiety and panic attacks and the most ANOYINNG THING IN THE WORLD HEART PALPITATIONS OMG THERE SO GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! but anyways im always thinking everyday of my life, here we go again,...


I am a hypochondria who has been dealing with this illness for years. i am 25 and since I was 18 I have always thought i was sick. It's not even just hypochondria, I worry about EVERYTHING! Any thing that...

Free Book about Hypochondria
Hi everyone- Riverhead Books is pleased to offer a copy of our upcoming book, WELL ENOUGH ALONE: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria, to anyone interested (we have a very limited quantity, so this is as supplies last). It's the...

Scared
Hi i'm 24 y.o and i think i may have hypochondria. Since last yr i've been having extreme nausea and vomiting, which turned out i had reflux. Ever since then i can't help shake the feeling that there's more goin...

Support Needed
I have suffered from hypochondria and anxiety ever since I was a child. My symptoms and fears seem to go in cycles. In between I feel OK. This is a particularly bad time for me. About seven months ago, I...

Crying Wolf
I'm so afraid that after all of the years of my "diseases", and running to every doctor in town, that one day I truly am going to have something, and no doctor, family member, or myself will believe it -until...

How can I help?
Hi, I've been reading all your pieces and I'm not sure if I'm crossing a line doing this, but I'm coming from the other side - my partner is a hypochondriac - no problem for me, I love him, the...

How do you know?
How do you know if you are a hypochondriac? On some level I know that this fits me of all the internet searches I have done on health issues. What's worse is, I am a nurse. Sick, Huh? Not only...

Recovering from Health Anxiety
Hi, my name is Melissa and I used to have health anxiety/hypochondria. I'm doing so much better now, I have a few issues with anxiety and depression but I'm not too worried about my health. I have been worried about...

hope
I hope everybody feels better soon....

On MS
I'm also sufferring terribly from a fear of MS @ the moment. I have 3 bulging discs in my neck, one of which is pressing on my spinal cord & causing numbness and tingling mostly in my left arm (occasionally...


Hello, is anyone still using this site? I'm in Canada and really need some support. The fear of the past month is ALS or MS, I've actually gotten to the point of hoping it's "something like MS" because of my...


Hi can anyone give me any advice for the past ten years on and off i`ve had symtoms of heart attacks some days i have chest pain all day with pains down my arm, i`m petrified of even going for...


I am 33, mom of three. Dad died of a heart attack at 48 (first heart attack at 31). About six years ago, I became certain that I had a tumor, or something wrong with my gall bladder. It was...


im 17 and i have been dealing with hypochondria for almost a year. my mom doesn't believe me, and my friends never give me the time of the day to even listen to me. I can't tell my boyfriend, he...

i always think i am dying
Hello. I just found this site and thought i would share my story. Ever since I was very young, I have thought I had many diseases. When my brother was three and I was six, he got a piece of...

My hypochondriasis is worse than ever
I just found this site after spending countless hours for the past two years searching for solutions to my numerous health problems. I have had OCD and hypochondriasis since the age of 4- I am currently in my 40's. I...

Cathy
I feel embarrassed posting this, but I am a genuine hypochondriac. I can testify that this is a real mental disorder and that it is difficult to live with. Many people might look at a hypochondriac and think they are...


age 53 Dad died 47 colon cancer Sister had Hodgkins disease at 13 (survived now 44) Other sister had neuroendochrine carcinoma this year at age 47 Mom and me cancer free so far My son, now 19. Two epidsodes of...


Hi to all who read this. I have diagnosed myself as a hypochondriac. It started when my cousin became very sick with ovarian and then bladder cancer. Around the same time, my aunt also died of ovarian cancer. My cousin...

Article on hypochondria
https://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/common/standard/transform.jsp?requestURI=/healthatoz/Atoz/dc/cen/ment/pers/alert03222007.jsp...

Healthcare meets Web 2.0 - Tracking sicknesses in your area
I recently started a new website (we launched less than 3 weeks ago) focused on bringing health information to the public by tracking and monitoring current and local sicknesses. Essentially, it is Web2.0/User generated content meets Healthcare through a Google...

question
I really think there is something wrong with my mom, and I think hypochondria may be it. She always claims she is sick, goes to the doctor, and the doctor says she is fine. Recently, I was very sick with...


Hi all, I recently read this great article on wikipedia about hypochondria http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypochondria It even lists some treatment studies! Not in my area but here's hoping!...

Blood
I have a huge detest and fear of blood. In fact, its more of other people's blood. In retrospect, I abhor all fluids from other people except my own and my family's and close close people to my heart.

Hypochondria Can Be a Serious Problem
Al Roker talks with Dr. Gail Saltz about hypochondria.

Confessions of a Hypochondriac
In Confessions of a Hypochondriac, Leila writes about life as a hypochondriac.

Send Me No Flowers
The opening scene of Send Me No Flowers starring Rock Hudson as a hypochondriac.

Paxil and Cognitive Therapy Treat Hypochondria Equally Well
Paxil and cognitive therapy appear to treat hypochondria equally well.


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