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Offline mhmommy

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Is it hypochondria?
« on: January 28, 2014, 10:19:54 AM »
I've posted about my recent radiation exposure.
ive received about 40 msv of radiation in 6 mos.
my familyis suffering because of my fears about this. 29 msv was
just one exam. i know i need help but is it hypochondria like my
husband is saying or is this s areal concern? everyone says its anxiety.
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Re: Is it hypochondria?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:23:13 AM »
It is hypochondria if you cannot let go of these thoughts about the radiation exposure. I will be honest here, i have no idea whether that is a legitemate concern or not (although I doubt you have anything to be worried about). However, it is not so much the legitemacy of the thoughts but the inability to stop thinking about them which is the hypochondria.

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Re: Is it hypochondria?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 10:50:54 AM »
ok. no i can't. thanks for replying that makes sense to me.
i guess i need to keep working on the legitimacy of it.
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