Hi, I’m Lia and I’m a hypochondriac.
Hypochondriasis or hypochondria (sometimes referred to as health phobia or health anxiety) refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. – Wikipedia.org
On good days, I can laughingly tell you my most absurd hypochondriac thoughts. (“I have a headache… OMG, I have a brain tumor!”, “I think I have heartburn… OMG, I might be having a heart attack!”,”I have dysmenorrhea… OMG, I have ovarian cancer!”,”I feel lethargic… OMG, I’m slowly dying!”)
Yes, those are some of my usual thoughts. On a good day, I could just shake it off with a shrug and continue with my normal routine.
But on bad days, the thoughts would persist the whole day until I start palpitating, start panicking and just end up bursting into tears and end up curling into a ball on my bed, crying and thinking that I’m slowly dying.
But Crying usually helps. After crying myself silly, I usually feel a bit better and back to my normal (What is normal?) self, with puffier eyes.
This unfortunate incident usually happens around 4-6 times a year. But lately, I’m more prone to panic attacks because of what happened last year.
Since I have altered sensation, the tiniest tingling or pain can send my brain into a frenzy.
Oh, the life of a hypchondriac.
I guess to some people, I may seem crazy. But I would like to think that I just have an over active mind.
Can anyone relate out there?