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Offline patmob

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Am I Wrong Here?
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:02:34 AM »
Something just dawned on me and was wondering if anyone else feels the same.  I read these posts most days, sometimes post and often see myself in others post (I am a MAJOR heart worrier) but today something dawned on me.

Medterms.com defines a hypochondriac as "A person who has hypochondriasis, a disorder characterized by a preoccupation with body functions and the interpretation of normal body sensations (such as sweating) or minor abnormalities (such as minor aches and pains) as portending problems of major medical moment. Reassurance by physicians and others only serves to increase the hypochondriac's persistent anxiety about their health."

So if I'm so sure that I have heart problems (docs say I'm totally fine) why do I keep coming to a hypochondriac forum?  Doesn't the fact that the form itself is called HYPOCHONDRIA tell me that its mainly in my head and I'm blowing it out of proportion despite what my doctor and multiple cardiologists say?

At some point don't I need to make the change from thinking that I have heart problems to knowing I'm a hypochondriac??  Is that the real first step getting HA out of my life?

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Re: Am I Wrong Here?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 11:30:04 AM »
Simple answer, YES! It's all about acceptance of anxiety.
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Re: Am I Wrong Here?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 01:04:02 PM »
You're right of course.  I just have such a hard time getting over that hump.
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Re: Am I Wrong Here?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 01:47:56 PM »
Me too. I get moments where I think I've accepted but it doesn't last :/
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