The True Meaning of Hypochondriacs
Often, I hear about deaths too concerning such cases and the continuous visits for blood tests.
The medication taken for back ache or some intestinal problem looks a common health issue.
It is difficult to understand why these individuals behave that way with such intense health issues.
Why did I think of Hypochondria?
Recently one of our neighbors falsely mentioned she hurt her back and is unable to move and has been taking a certain kind of injection to relive the pain.
At first I almost believed it but when I worked out her reasons. I knew right away that it was just her way of thinking her mind control was astray.
A few days later her husband complained about a sore arm and was rushed to the emergency room for treatment.
The both need to be taken care of by their one and only daughter who helped out and for two weeks the couple had to go through all that pain.
I don't know what to make of all the situation it sounds too much to cope with, especially when I had no idea about their health anxieties.
The woman attended a wedding and after having her first course meal she danced and looked fine.
I was amazed because her back pain seemed fine at that time of her dancing.
Hypochondriacs have issues with their health and look for such problems when on a regular visit to their doctor.
The constant thought of their ache as a serious one becomes serious with their actual belief. It reassures them that their illness is there and troubling them.
Another person I know had many operations and she just enjoys going into surgery for no serious problem.
From one health issue to another which can go on from day to day and month to month the individual is never satisfied unless they are taken seriously by a doctor.
Any ache or small health problem that does not need the attention of a doctor’s surgery are often taken into consideration.
It is how the bigger health issues begin and lead to much more complicated problems.
Hypochondriacs don't have a serious health problem.
Once medication is prescribed the Hypochondriac becomes happier and fulfilled.
When the Hypochondriac sweats, feels much warmer than usual or has a simple bowel movement they think of this as an illness to their bodies.
Any little sore or rash will be taken seriously. Their first reaction is they have serious allergic reaction to a lotion used or herbs eaten something that can be out of control.
A swollen ankle can give a Hypochondriac a panic attack.
When I first came to Croatia we rented a flat and my son at that time was nine years old. At that age boys enjoy having fun and running about outside. He ran around and played and sometimes the odd i slight injury. All part of growing up falling down and getting up the ongoing process.
My son ran and jumped over a little wall he fell and hurt his ankle I looked on quite stunned but knew it was not a serious injury.
The tenant was frantic she insisted I take my son to the doctor and have the ankle x-rayed something which I did not think of as a serious issue, at least not like the way she had explained.
Thereafter, I noticed more of that kind of behaviors of Hypochondriacs. Once something as little as a fall affected them so badly everything else fell into place. I knew what to expect.
Hypochondriacs continue to pursue their negative blood test results a desire to find a health problem this can be from cancer to liver issues, and to a tiny sore or a rash.
The minor health issues become the major health issues once continuously tampered with by the individual.
Hypochondriacs suffer from a psychiatric order it can be from major depression, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD). The common kind of cleaning that leads to more and more cleaning of hands and of the house in making sure no item is left unclean. Also, all items are packed in single orders.
I have noticed the anxiety disorder this was unusual for me and in a small community it is all right in front of me.
Hypochondriacs suffer for a long time with their so-called illnesses sometimes till death. Illnesses that are unexplained just continues with some treatment.
Treatment is hardly effective on Hypochondriacs
How is an individual affected from Hypochondria?
Hypochondria starts from early adulthood when the individual starts to recover from a serious illness the disorder starts its way through their minds.
Their health never heals from the serious illness making the person feel most uncomfortable and with more pain.
Any illness is assumed to be the worst for Hypochondriacs.
There was an acquaintance that died from an illness he was fit and a very healthy person for all of his years. until a recent prostate problem. After treatment worked he was fine for a short period.
He spent two of the six months in hospital with a continuous health problem which lead from the prostate to the bowel then to the intestines and eventually he died.
The health issue was never thoroughly solved.
Doctors try their best to treat their patients but with no proper cause of death it is most difficult to comprehend it all. After death it is all substantial. Some families are not sure of how their loved ones have died.
Most of what is believed to have caused the death is untrue.
Pain is one of the main issues of a Hypochondriac's nightmare and is a never ending problem.
The arm, back, head, and legs are mostly about pain.
The thinking of a Hypochondriac makes it all believable.
How can Hypochondriacs be treated?
An antidepressant as Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor helps many Hypochondriacs known as ( SSRI) it is effective to a Hypochondriac to avoid the symptoms physically affecting the individual.
The Hypochondriac is affected mentally and there is not much that others like family and friends can do to change the situation.
What a Hypochondriac believes is not believable by any other persons with normal health behaviors.
I too found that hard to believe that a Hypochondriac can be so frail and would make sure they have a health issue.
Even when there is no illness and when there is nothing to worry about a health problem is thought of. A simple headache can lead them to an emergency room.
A simple tired day can have a greater effect on a Hypochondriac.
The problem with a Hypochondriac they become obsessed with the idea of having a serious illness, in fact it is more of having a life-threatening illness.
Mostly medication eases their pain and serious illnesses.
I understand that it is normal to worry about your health every now and again. If you have a persistent ache for more than two weeks then you should have it checked out by your doctor. The obsessiveness of an ache does not explain the actual problem.
The more tests one has the more problems one is asking for during such trials.
Why do such individuals worry that much about their health?
Stressful times do create these moments; a death in the family can be the cause of the problem. If the individual is vulnerable to health anxiety like if you worry about the health of others it can lead to an emotional conflict.
What causes health anxiety?
The physical problem improves when individuals worry and when one has Health Anxiety the symptoms worsen. When one has an ache they totally avoid any means of exercise this leads to more problems. No exorcising can make individuals unhappy, unhealthy and unfit.
The illness is misinterpreted.
Those who often seek information about their health and need reassurance about their health issues are looking for major issues.
The people who avoid visiting the doctor due to the anxiety triggers to know more about their illnesses are the two lots of people who are part of two extremes.
Appointments are avoided it is better not to know more they feel triggered by knowing more.
Such kinds of behaviors are not healthy for any human.
One specific person I know of has this problem. For about a year but was only told recently by her doctor of her problem.
She makes many doctors’ appointments for different illnesses, such as headaches, dizziness, stomach pain, palpitations, and sweating.
Although every test she had done has come back fine she fails to believe it is true. This woman believes she has a heart problem even though her ECH was fine.
The appointments made are for different opinions from different doctors. Each doctor came to the same conclusion.
A young woman of twenty is experiencing this psychiatric disorder and this is now beginning to affect her life, her work and she fears for her illness. She will not go on a plane afraid of having a heart attack.
Addressing ones health is very important but you should do this for a valuable reason.
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© 2014 Devika Primić