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by HSTILE, Sep 08, 2008
To: LIZZIE LOU
I totally agree I myself am a hypochondriac. Its sad really the amount of anxiety outweighs almost any illness that may afflict someone. In many cases drug and alcohol abuse will also be more of a problem than any illness the hypochondriac is worried abou
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by worry2muchcanthelp, Dec 18, 2008
To: Lizzie Lou
Thank you Lizzie Lou.
I am one of those you described. I worry too much but it is the phase. Few things are not clear in my mind like what if I received an unprotected oral from sex worker who was HIV+ and may be had bad gums. So this puts me mentally at
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by gk11223311, Jul 01, 2009
To: LIZZIE LOU
Hi;

I am not sure I am one of those. I still can;t focus on my work, Family ( Wife and Kids) Got a 15.2 week Oral Swab -ve. I have seen HIV Doctor ( Went to Dr Bob;s clinic Body.com), He also told me not to do testing any more. I am still worried. shou
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by madhan879, Jul 12, 2009
To: Lizzie,
Yes, i had a negative result after 14 weeks, but still i am worried. bcoz some of the symptoms are there and im worried it could be due to hiv.

and some site advise to test after 6 months.
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by worriedwell250, Jul 28, 2009
I am in the same boat tested -ve with the oral swab after protected sex incident. Something happens and I am all over this one. At times it feels if I have lost the plot for my life.
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by worriedwell1317, Aug 06, 2009
I'm experiencing it right now. Or at least I hope I'm experiencing it. (I'm convinced that not).

Most worrying, symptoms came first, anxiety after.
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by mir78, Aug 20, 2009
To: LIZZIE LOU
You state "They become obsessed with every symptom...it can become very difficult to accept that they are not sick."

I disagree with this statement.  It's obvious the afflicted person is sick.  However, it may not be physiological, but mental (or could
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by ThomasG111, Feb 24, 2010
This is an interesting Blog/comment. I DO believe I am a hypochondriac.  I went through this same mental process almost 10 years ago while in college. My best friend of 25 years says I need to get anxiety checked out as he was there to help me through the
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by ThomasG111, Feb 24, 2010
the incident 10 years ago and currently. As one of the posting stated earlier, I have took at least 3 test (2 rapid and one 2-week) appox 7 weeks after the incident. And, they all came back negative. In fact, I have the woman that I had the incident with
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by ThomasG111, Feb 24, 2010
...Somehow, with these symptoms, I can't just get pass it. And, again, just as one of the other posting, my thoughts about this has taken control of my daily routine with family, work, friends, etc....(End)
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by PeterPutts, Jul 11, 2010
This is very true, but in my case, the symptoms came...I then looked them up, and have since been a little worried. I'll just have to wait 'til I retest. Hopefully everything is peachy!
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by justin19, Jun 24, 2012
I'm one of them. But this time I'm not sure. I'm waiting for the 3-month period to get my test done. I've been having irregular bowel movement for almost three weeks now. And I think it might be due to an incident that happened almost in the same time fra
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