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    oh? I was unaware.

    The INTj I was with called me a hypochondriac all the time
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    Sure as hell I'm not hypocondriac, actually, I play down every possible disease I have because I loathe staying down in bed etc etc so when I have something I usually ignore it altogheter.
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    I never stay in bed. Last time I was sick Peter kept telling me that I needed to go to bed, but I wouldn't. And I've worked through all kinds of illnesses... mono... whooping cough... strep...
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    So how are you hypochondriac?
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    because I'm tend to worry that I have some ridiculous disorder/disease... and do a lot of research online and get all paranoid about it until I go to the doctor who tells me not to read stuff about health issues anymore

    I've also always had this habit of thinking I'm pregnant, when in reality I've only been pregnant twice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    I never stay in bed. Last time I was sick Peter kept telling me that I needed to go to bed, but I wouldn't. And I've worked through all kinds of illnesses... mono... whooping cough... strep...
    Tell me you worked at home and didn't expose your coworkers to those.

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    Is the biggest hypochondriac. Ive known too many of them to believe otherwise. comes in second place. IMO of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy
    I never stay in bed. Last time I was sick Peter kept telling me that I needed to go to bed, but I wouldn't. And I've worked through all kinds of illnesses... mono... whooping cough... strep...
    Tell me you worked at home and didn't expose your coworkers to those.
    I didn't know I had mono until after I was almost healed. I don't know when I had strep, just that I've had it sometime since I started working. I suppose I could have taken off when I had strep, since I don't know when it was. I generally only call in sick if I don't want to work, not if I'm actually sick. I stopped working once I knew I had whooping cough, but I worked for a couple weeks before I knew. I was out of work for a month, and then when I came back, I told a few people that I had whooping cough, and I got called into human resources. They told me not to tell anyone that or I'd get written up. I had the health department handle the matter.
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    My sister is an INFj and is a terrible hypocondriac. Plus she's a nurse so she's a well educated hypocondriac. It's a scary combination.
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    I'm a pretty big one. I think i've self-diagnosed myself with every imaginable mental and physical health problem you could think of.

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    IEI subtype

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    Do not confuse Hypocondriac with Medical Student Syndrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadae
    Do not confuse Hypocondriac with Medical Student Syndrome.
    I kinda know what both mean, but... What's the difference?
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    In my home, I could stay home from school only if I had fever (over 37.0). I still kinda live by the same rule. I'm sick when I have fever. I ignore my health until a week has passed and I still feel ill, even though I have no fever. Then I get really paranoid, because I have no idea what's wrong with me.

    Once I had excluded all the normal possibilities and I was feeling worse and worse (in pain, popping maximum dosage of pain killers). Finally I told the doctors they had been wrong the first time and I bullied them to find out what's wrong with me. They found out, I had massive surgery the next day . After that, I think I have lung cancer if I've been having a cold for too long.
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    my fevers don't seem to correspond to illness. I was VERY sick with whooping cough for at least a week before I got sick, and when I am sick, my fevers don't often go above 100 F. sometimes my temp will be 100 even if I'm not sick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    In my home, I could stay home from school only if I had fever (over 37.0). I still kinda live by the same rule. I'm sick when I have fever. I ignore my health until a week has passed and I still feel ill, even though I have no fever. Then I get really paranoid, because I have no idea what's wrong with me.

    Once I had excluded all the normal possibilities and I was feeling worse and worse (in pain, popping maximum dosage of pain killers). Finally I told the doctors they had been wrong the first time and I bullied them to find out what's wrong with me. They found out, I had massive surgery the next day . After that, I think I have lung cancer if I've been having a cold for too long.

    I get sick and never run temps a lot. Im highly prone to sinus/lung/ear infections. Unless they go on for too long, I will not run a temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristiina
    Quote Originally Posted by Jadae
    Do not confuse Hypocondriac with Medical Student Syndrome.
    I kinda know what both mean, but... What's the difference?
    One is an actual condition. The other is boredom, intelectual arrogance, ______ , _________, __________ (enter any other lame reason here for being dumb enough to self-diagnose with lack of sufficient practice and NON-INTERNET information).

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    My sister was a hypocondriac long before she became a nurse. I thought it was her fear of illness that led her to nursing.
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    I'm kind of a hypocondriac...

    Well, I've had psycosematic (sp?) syptoms before. Regarding my stomach. I'm weird.

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    I am not in any way a hypochondriac.

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    I am sort of, but it disappears as soon as an Si type coaxes my Si.
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    I frequently think things mean I have cancer or something, and then I think that thinking about these things too much could draw them into being.

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