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How many of you are Hypochondriacs?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 22, 2006
    Garner, North Carolina
    Broad spectrum placebos. :) Great concept.

    There's a lady at the office who carries a thermometer so that she can moniter her temperature all day. Takes a reading at the top of the hour, all day long, every day. She just wants to know if she's getting sick.
     
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  2. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Meister

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    Apr 1, 2011
    Glendale, AZ
    I'm not a hypochondriac, but I am a kleptominerac.

     
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  3. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    I'd just like to say to all: "Get well soon".
     
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  4. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO

  5. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I don't have time to be a hypochondriac. It's a full time job just being this ill.


    :D
     
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  6. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

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    Feb 4, 2014
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    It's really dumb in my situation: Anxiety brings on hypochondrosis, which in turn fuels more anxiety. Once I get stuck in an anxiety loop, the hypochondria goes on and on until there's a massive panic attack (which I know is not a heart attack, but then I start to think it might be...) which resets the whole thing and I know I'm fine for a while....

    It's very frustrating.
     
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  7. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    My attention Span is too short to be a hypochondriac.
     
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  8. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Poor folks can’t afford to be hypochondriacs.

    The have neither the coverage nor the ability to scratch together the deductible to get sick.

    So , head down, forward march, keep going...
     
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  9. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Awww Nahhh, you ain't gettin' away with that one. Some of the finest hypochondriacs I've ever known were poor as church mice! My wife's dad was the ultimate hypochondriac, there were nine kids in their family and they barely made ends meet, and most times didn't quite. Periodically, he would have their mother call the kids together, and he would give the boy's some article such as a worn out pocket knife, cheap watch, something along those lines, and say goodbye to my wife and her two sisters because he was "nearing the end." This eventually became almost an annual event. He eventually expired just before he turned 80 years old, so I guess he was actually right just a little off on his timing.

    When I was a kid, there were the Hadacol Ladies who were perpetually about to die. They wore bonnets and mother Hubbard dresses, snuff gathered at the corners of their wrinkled puckered mouths, and they recounted the many things they suffered. I suppose the main thing was the addiction to Hadacol since it contained about 12% alcohol. I know one thing, they would fight to the death over those little packages, because of the relief they provided them from their deadly diseases.
     

  10. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    Not me, I'm dying and totally tuned out of that fact
     

  11. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Oh yeah, when I was a kid, I died a thousand deaths at the hands of every malady I encountered in someone else. When I was a lad, there wasn't anything called insurance. In fact the first time I ever heard about insurance was when I worked for a company in Wasco California in 1961, and they instituted a "health insurance plan." We could voluntarily enroll and remain employed, or we could decline, and become unemployed. I think it cost something like $9 a month. Hoh, hoh, hoh, times have changed a little on that deal.
     

  12. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    I meant, there's no pay-off to being a poor hypochondriac, whereas if you have full coverage - tests, tests, and more tests.

    Hypochondria has to be related to Munchausen's Syndrome (not by proxy) doesn't it ?

    I think it's the degree to which you believe you're actually sick ?

    I don't know.

    All I know is if I was at the doctor/dentist for things that are actually wrong with me right now ?

    I'd be busy for months.

    Ain't got the time.
     
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  13. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Friend of Leo's

    Feb 12, 2010
    Jacksonville
    I am not a hypochondriac but I am paranoid. :eek:

    Serious, I am not but my neighbor is and he is always taking something because he is ill.
    I did go through a period of anxiety about my health and my primary care doc was really helpful. I got over it and haven't looked back.
     

  14. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Maybe she's just doing the fertility check?:lol:
     
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  15. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oct 22, 2006
    Garner, North Carolina
    No, she's really scared. Her therapist advised her to set a timer for sixty minutes. She used to do it every 10-15 minutes.
     
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  16. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    Are you saying you're willing to run the risk of depriving a doctor of you open wallet?
     

  17. chemobrain

    chemobrain Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    as a cancer remission fanboy, I blame ever everything on chemotherapy and radiation treatments that's what my nurse practitioner has noticed. She could right but she doesn't deny that I am having medical issues.

    I really think , that as I inch towards year 70 one day at a time it's the big D comin' to get me, but that's o.k. I really need the rest.
     

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