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If You Do 10 Of These 15 Things, You're Officially A Hypochondriac

The Vaporub and your travel pillbox are your best friends.

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1. Your medicine cabinet at home is better stocked than most pharmacies.

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No sickness will ever catch you by surprise.

2. You obviously carry your pillbox everywhere you go.

It's never a bad idea to have Aspirin or Imodium on hand.
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It's never a bad idea to have Aspirin or Imodium on hand.

3. Your friends come to you for a quick consult as a first step before going to see their own doctor.

"Hey, you know about this stuff, if my head hurts and my throat is sore, what should I take?"
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"Hey, you know about this stuff, if my head hurts and my throat is sore, what should I take?"

4. And you've accidentally memorized the symptoms for a lot of common diseases.

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In another life you probably could have been a doctor.

5. And you could fill out your company's medical leave form blindfolded at this point.

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6. You know the generic names and side effects for most popular medicines.

Common side effects include upset stomach, dry mouth, and drowsiness.
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Common side effects include upset stomach, dry mouth, and drowsiness.

7. You spend A LOT of money on Kleenex.

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The big boxes, the little square boxes for your desk, individual packets, the kind with aloe... the variety doesn't matter. You have them all.

8. You're not sure what you would do without VapoRub.

It's magical and it cures every illness.
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It's magical and it cures every illness.

9. The pharmacy techs all know you by name.

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And, to be honest, you know all of their names too.

10. Your doctor's number is at the top of your favorites in your contacts list.

You talk to your primary care physician more frequently than most of your friends.
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You talk to your primary care physician more frequently than most of your friends.

11. Your doctor even gives you a bit of a discount now and then because he sees you so often.

After all, thanks to all your visits, he can pay the rent on his office space.
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After all, thanks to all your visits, he can pay the rent on his office space.

12. You can't remember the last time you felt 100% healthy.

You've always got a little bug, or a leftover cough from your last cold, or allergies, or this, or that, or another thing.
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You've always got a little bug, or a leftover cough from your last cold, or allergies, or this, or that, or another thing.

13. Most of your friends think your constant illnesses are just convenient excuses for not going out.

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"Weren't you sick the last time I invited you over too?"

14. In fact, you've essentially lost all sympathy from your friends.

You've heard "what are you sick with now?" more often than you care to admit.
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You've heard "what are you sick with now?" more often than you care to admit.

15. And if you go a few weeks without feeling bad, you start to worry that the big one is about to get you.

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You live in fear of it ... but you're prepared for anything that may come.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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