Hypochondriac

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Registered: 12-16-2001
Hypochondriac
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 7:16am

UGH - my niece is SUCH a hypochondriac.

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Registered: 12-16-2001
In reply to: ketue
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 6:40am
In spite of all the problems, she really is a good girl. I love her tons. :)
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Registered: 11-21-2004
In reply to: ketue
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:04pm

serious big hugs to you.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
In reply to: ketue
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 10:59am

Well, BLESS YOU for being such a charing person.

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Registered: 12-16-2001
In reply to: ketue
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 6:52am

Last night I had to run to the store to grab a box of tampons for myself.

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Registered: 11-21-2004
In reply to: ketue
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 7:54pm

This post made me laugh, sorry to the OP.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
In reply to: ketue
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 6:51pm

I used to have such a hypochondriac... carried over to his work life as an older teen too.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
In reply to: ketue
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 11:21am

She might just be having trouble coping in some other area of her life. I say this because I used to think my DS was a hypochrondriac, too. He'd have all these weird aches and pains and spent a lot of time in the nurse's office all thru middle school. He's at a new school this year, which he loves, and he has not complained once the entire year. I really think a lot of his so-called illnesses over the past few years were just due to his misery at that school.

Maybe your niece has been using her physical symptoms to get attention the only way she can. Most of the helicopter parents I know are very good at "positioning" their child for achievements and will respond to physical issues, but they absolutely suck at meeting the child's real need for emotional support and development.

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Registered: 11-01-2001
In reply to: ketue
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:42am

I've got one of those.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
In reply to: ketue
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:31am

LOL...