Is there a term for when you’re a hypochondriac for other people’s symptoms?
I’ll admit that hypochondria comes naturally to the anxious person writing this post.
When I was pregnant (and even before then, when I was trying to get pregnant), I self-diagnosed myself with every possible ailment, syndrome, spectrum, etc.
But how do you know if you’re really a hypochondriac or if you’re experiencing acute intuition?
Also, this has to do with trust (or lack thereof).
I feel like my son’s doctors are missing something. I’m afraid they’re diagnosing him incorrectly. But on what basis can I make that claim? I’m not a doctor. I only know what I read on the Internet.
What I do know - with complete certainty - is that nothing seems to be working (and YES I’m impatient), but he seems to be regressing and exhibiting symptoms that we thought were long-gone.
Once again, he’s licking everything in sight. Is this OCD? ADHD? Tourette’s? Sensory Processing Disorder? All of the above?
It would be so much easier to deal with this if I just knew for sure what was going on.
Uncertainty and I are mortal enemies.