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Living with hypochondria is just no way to live. The truth is that, we will all go some day. That understanding can be liberating for many—allowing one to be even more in the moment and enjoy every moment of life and health. But, for some, that realization can consume them and make them obsessed with postponing the inevitable reality. I go through bouts of hypochondria, and have a mother who certainly struggles with it. While it’s obviously good to stay on top of routine health checks, and to visit a doctor if concerning symptoms come up, a hypochondriac may spend most of her waking hours looking for symptoms and inflating symptoms in her mind. Hypochondria can be turned around, most likely with the help of a trained psychologist, and should be addressed so you can get back to living life rather than obsessing over death. If you are worried about it, here are signs you’re slowly becoming a hypochondriac.



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You take on other’s symptoms

If someone around you mentions having a headache, sore throat, or sore muscles, you suddenly feel as if you have a headache, sore throat, or sore muscles. The mere mention of symptoms near you makes you believe you feel them, too.

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