When you have hypochondria, you become obsessed with the idea that you have a serious or life-threatening disease that hasn't been diagnosed yet. This causes significant anxiety that goes on for months or longer, even though there's no clear medical evidence that you have a serious health problem. Hypochondria is also called hypochondriasis.While having some anxiety about your health is normal, full-blown hypochondria is so consuming that it causes problems with work, relationships or other areas of your life. Severe hypochondria can be completely disabling.Although hypochondria is a long-term condition, you don't have to live your life constantly worrying about your health. Treatment such as psychological counseling, medications or simply learning about hypochondria may help ease your worries.Definition seems extreme. WebMD can get pretty serious. Big doings. You can get lost on WebMD; it is a trip down the internet rabbit hole.
I have lots of stuff wrong with me way too often. Almost always seem to be something. No dying. I am just generally irritated. Like today, this morning I felt like I had something in my eye. This evening I felt like I had something in my eye. Tonight I felt like I had something in my eye. Finally looked at myself in the mirror. My left eye has a line of odd swelling filling up some of my wrinkles on the right side. Theres a plus there...kinda, sorta. I will head over to the eye doctor down the way from me tomorrow. I got my glasses there--hopefully he'll take a quick look at me. I'll probably wake up tomorrow and the irritation will be gone, My few hours of worrisome gnawing at my peace of mind will be just another shake of the head.
Meanwhile, time for gnawing. I get to come up with questions like this one for myself: What do I do if I lose sight in my left eye? Answer: Look out the right. Thankfully, I know how to medically treat myself with humor. Humor is a life survival tool. You should see some of the pictures the internet can show you when you google "eye infection" and hit images. Well, maybe you shouldn't. The internet rabbit hole is a disturbing place. Who here has not been down the rabbit hole?