Things You Know To Be True If You Are A Hypochondriac
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Things You Know To Be True If You Are A Hypochondriac

Even we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.

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Things You Know To Be True If You Are A Hypochondriac
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A hypochondriac is a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. Everyone experiences hypochondria to varying degrees and I just so happen to be one of the lucky ones who suffers from it more severely. If you struggle with this type of anxiety, then you know the feelings and thoughts can be very real and scary to deal with. I've been fortunate enough to have gone to counselling that has really helped me not only cope with my anxiety but help me to be able to view myself in a positive way. It is only because of this that I am now able to poke fun at myself. So here is this article:

1. A sore throat.

Or really any sort of symptom. No matter how small it is obviously the sign of your impending death. Get ready to over analyze anything and everything that is going on with your body.

2. WebMD.

You always end up Googling your symptoms even though you know not to. This always end up confirming your fear of the tumor you think you have today.

3. Sick people.

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You can't do it. Can't be around them. A sick person is like the equivalent of the walking dead and you just can't risk being in the same area as them.

4. The Internet is not your friend.

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Not only is it the source of WebMD but also the source of multiple articles about people dying from extremely rare illnesses.

5. College is not your friend.

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Lots of people and lots of stress, means you are constantly surrounded by illness and your body is susceptible to it.

6. Doctor's offices and hospitals.

They are not your friend either. The sight of them gives you anxiety but you have to force yourself to go every time you get sick, just to make sure you are fine.

7. Lists.

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Are your friend. You come in with a list of your symptoms and possible illnesses to the health center. You pretty much do their job for them.

8. The struggle.

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Of trying to explain to people what it is you are going through inside your head.

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