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Dealing with a Hypochondriac

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    Dealing with a Hypochondriac


    Anyone have to deal with a hypochondriac? I have a friend who makes me crazy with her imagined illnesses. Oy. Thank goodness for caller ID.

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    You need to establish a don't ask don't tell policy when it comes to health issues.

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    My daughter had a MIL that was one. Constantly going to the doctor and always something wrong with her. One of her doctors told her she would be pre-diabetic if she did not take better care of herself. Now she has decided she has diabetes. I used to go out to lunch with her and her neighbor until I could not take her wanting to taste my food. Eating out is a treat for me. She would want one of my fried shrimp to taste as she was allergic to shell fish. I finally told her that if she was allergic then she could not have mine as I did not want to be responsible for her having a problem. She finally got the message and did not ask to taste my shrimp or cheesecake anymore. My daughter and her son got a divorce so I was not subjected to family dinners anymore and I declined offers to eat out with her and her neighbor. She did call some but I finally stopped answering and let it go to voice mail.

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    I wouldn't want one for a friend. I have limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Bea View Post
    You need to establish a don't ask don't tell policy when it comes to health issues.
    Currently I'm locked into "don't answer the phone!!" mode.

    "Get off my lawn."
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    I have an acquaintance who is not just a hypochondriac but is forever doing a 'poor, pitiful Pearl' routine. Very tiresome.

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    They usually are the ‘poor me ‘ type and a total buzz kill

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    Yep. And usually into the one-upmanship of illness... they always have a more serious case than anyone else.

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    I have a friend and everyone claims he is a hypochondriac. He's not. He has lots wrong with him.

    So if you ask how are you he will tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C'est Moi View Post
    Yep. And usually into the one-upmanship of illness... they always have a more serious case than anyone else.
    Omg yes. My MIL. She’s the only person I know who is happy to be sick and unhappy if anyone happens to be sicker than her.
    Its like a competition in who can be the sickest
    Its truly a warped way if thinking

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