I mean, I am just curious if you ever feel like you are? I am not saying you ARE, but don't you ever feel like one? Or is it just me? Because my head will hurt really bad sometimes and so I am like oh my god, what if I have a tumor. Or if I watch tv and hear about a disease I have never heard of, but the symptoms are things I get sometimes I am like okay, I must have that. I am not saying I AM one, but I am probably border-line hypochondriac. Don't tell me I am alone, okay.
Hypochondriacs tend to get really obsessive about having a particular disease due to a set of symptoms. They even go as far as to lose faith in doctors, disbelieving their diagnoses.
As for what you're talking about though, I've had that little worry of "what if I have this disease?" from a certain symptom, but I know it's ridiculous. It's a little compunded because of this phenomenom called "medical student's syndrome." Unfortunately having the knowledge of a whole range of diseases and how they present can put me on edge a little. But I know that those ideas are silly and I don't indulge in the "what ifs."
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