Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Me . . . a Hypochondriac?

Definition of Hypochondriac? To be a hypochondriac is to be someone who is constantly thinking they are ill when they aren't.

There is a certain someone in my family who believes I fall under this definition. I'm not going to name any names . . . caleb . . .
I'm not sure what could possibly make him think I may be a hypochondriac. Just because I have felt ill since last April, with one symptom or another, couldn't possible mean I'm a hypochondriac . . . or does it?

Let's see if anyone can diagnose these symptoms: (I've paid lots of doctors to try and they have failed, so if you end up getting it right, I'll give you $20 -- that's what my copay is! :)

1) My stomach hurts every time I eat.
2) I have diarrhea repeatedly while I am running.
3) I cough heavily when I run.
4) I am exhausted climbing a small flight of stairs.
5) I have heart palpitations.
6) I have freezing cold feet and hands.
7) I feel dizzy quite often.
8) I crave potato chips all the time.
9) I crave ice all the time.
10) I run 2-3 minutes/mile slower now, and cannot make my legs go faster!
11) I need a tan!

Please contact me ASAP if you have any ideas about giving a name to these issues! Remember . . . if you can give me a proper diagnosis . . . you get $20!


Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

I nurse Melissa, will you give you the best diagnosis I can...
This is my diagnosis for each number-
1,2,4-Celiac Disease or Crohns disease-although from family experience, I hope you don't have either
5,6,7,9- I don't know the right diagnosis, but it sounds like the blood isn't flowing right through your body.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11- Sounds like you might be pregnant-:)especially numbers 1,4,7,8,9,10,& 11 However, you didn't mention "mood swings" so maybe that's not the right diagnosis Ha ha ha I'm sure Aaron doesn't think I'm very funny. ;)

I am so sorry you are still feeling so sick!! I hope you can get some better answers soon.

Dainon said...

Classic symtoms of a food allergy. Probably should be tested particularly for soy and milk. Has anybody checked your electrolytes? Can't help with #10, but I have some shoe polish you're welcome to for #11!

Anonymous said...

Yeah,you probably have some food allergies and also adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is affecting most americans and they don't know it. you can check out www.adrenalfatigue.org for more info. A lot you can fix with diet.
and by the way, just found found your blog...so, nice to "meet" you ; )

The Everyday Housewife said...

Thank you, Melissa, Dainon, and Susan for your diagnoses. You are all brilliant. I will let you know if any of you win the $20 copay money. I just got a phone call from another fellow blogger that had a great sounding diagnosis as well, so you may have to run for the money! :)