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Question: am I a hypochondriac??


 questionforyou - Mon May 02, 2005 9:15 pm

Hi... I am afraid to call the physician because I feel I may be over-reacting, but at the same time I am really bothered by what has been happening... I started out with some joint pain.. mainly in my left pinky joints. Some others throughout my body seem to ache, but I always think everything is related to stress, so I dismissed it. It gets worse at night. It makes me very cranky and I have been finding myself taking more and more advil every day. Now, for the past week or so, I have this sensation that my hand is falling asleep... also my feet when I wake up in the morning. My pinky pain has returned, as well as some other joints and the tingle sensation comes and goes all day- when I shake my hand and massage it, the numbness goes away...
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue May 03, 2005 12:00 am

User avatar Hi there!
I don't think you are being a hypochondriac. I think you should tell your doctor if you feel that your hand or your foot are feeling week. Sensory symptoms (numbness) are also important.

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