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I am sure some of you have wondered am I just crazy? A hypochondriac? Well am I?

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  • Posted By: kesaiserris
  • September 21, 2009
  • 00:01 PM

I hate going to the doctor to be honest and so I tend to put it off as much as possible. When I've had to be in the emergency room I've begged to leave. For years I've been having some problems seizure-like episodes, digestive problems, dryness (of the mouth, eyes, nose etc), joint pain, and some cognitive problems and I've spent a good time trying to figure it out on my own, too much time probably when I go to a doctor though I just want to find out and leave lol.

I've been to the doctor now to try in earnest and they've referred me to a variety of specialists and I figure it'll turn up normal, even though I don't feel right. I am worried I am looking for an excuse for not being able to function properly, even though I don't like not functioning properly if this makes sense.

I've just never been able to find out what the deal is in the past I worry I am wasting their time and mine. I am only just now about to get tested for the problems I actually thought it might be. I also worry its in my head, I've had many doctors who wouldn't listen at all in the past and its been very discouraging and I have hypochondriacs in my family. I like to study medicine, I don't think I have everything or anything, but I do see some of my problems in some conditions and some conditions freak me out. But is this still being a hypochondriac? How do you recognize psychosomatic illness? Can psychosomatic illness manifest into tangible things? How tangible exactly can it be? If this batch doesn't turn up any answers I think I will wait ten more years and see if I am still suffering, I feel they won't figure it out till I am half-dead anyways so. Do other people feel like this?

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  • I believe you. You're not a hypochondriac at all. I experience similar symptoms.
    kermworm 81 Replies
    • September 21, 2009
    • 05:27 PM
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  • I believe you. You're not a hypochondriac at all. I experience similar symptoms.What have been tested for and had ruled out? Let me know if you find out what it might and I will likewise let you know. I will soon be tested for Epilepsy (the seizures), Celiac (waiting for results), hypokalemia (I had it before just to make sure), Sjogren's Syndrome that's sort of what were looking at though it may take a while for the appointments.
    kesaiserris 35 Replies
    • September 22, 2009
    • 11:19 AM
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  • Dont let them tell you its in your head. keep pressing for a diagnosis and treatment. You dont want it to get worse. I expereince the same symptoms if you would like to see what I did to hep cure myself please visit cpnhelp.org.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 22, 2009
    • 02:13 PM
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