Hypochodriacs. Do you know any?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kuntrygirl, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    The title says it all. Do you know anyone that thinks that they are sick all the time? Do you have a co-worker who spends more time at the doctor's office then they do at work? Do you know anyone who enjoys getting attention because they want everyone to "think" they are not feeling well?

    Is there medication (probably the last thing they need) for a hypochondriac or is this something that cannot be "fixed"?
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Grandmother. She was always sick, or not feeling too good, or had this, that or the other wrong with her....we tried our best to stay away from her and her constant griping.....it took her 92 years to die.
     
  3. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hypochondriac is a cluster of personality disorders (a syndrome) rather than an illness of itself... there is no medication for "hypochondriac", but talk therapy and anti psychotic/anti anxiety medication are usually prescribed. its not something that can be "cured," and normally the person suffer from it for their whole life.
     
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  4. justafewchickens

    justafewchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew one- ME! When I was in my tweens to mid teens I thought I had everything. I can't tell you how many times I was dying of something. Having a home medical book from the sixties sure didn't help. I think my problem surfaced due to stress between my divorced parents. I was young when it happened, but believe me, the fighting didn't stop after divorce. It gave me something else to focus on.

    Even now, when I am depressed or stressed I think what if I have ( fill in the blank ) I think it helps most hypochondriacs from focusing on their real problems. Just my oppinion. I was also diagnosed as OCD when I was 13 or 14. My habits and compulsions gave me peace when I gave in to them.
     
  5. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No pill, cure [​IMG]
    selective hearing a neccessity.
     
  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    I was like that as a kid too. My grandma was till she died at 97. Now I found out what half my issues were...food allergies [​IMG] Made my whole body ill all the time, but I had no idea I was poisoning myself. Now I am rarely feeling ill at all and I LOVE MY LIFE!! [​IMG] Sometimes there really IS something wrong [​IMG]
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My post seems very stark as I read it now but as children we just knew we didn't want to be around to hear it.
     
  8. doubleatraining

    doubleatraining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work EMS I know them ALL!!!! ROFLMAO

    Sorry couldnt' help myself.
     
  9. Caat

    Caat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my mother-in-law
     
  10. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My stepmom...
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