ive become obsessed with illness?
im 24, female, healthy my whole life. i started getting headaches in june and it was basically the first medical problem ive ever had my whole life. i saw a few diff doctors, had tons of blood work, and even a ct scan that came back negative. i had a bad habit of keeping my neck in a CONSTANT downwards position for literally…4 years. hours and hours a day. id bend my neck down and pain would shoot up into my head!
well, since this has all started, ive become a TOTAL hypochondriac and google diseases all the time and autoimmune diseases and cancers and whatnot.. diabetes, MS, ALS, lupus…ridiculous..
no one in my family has a history of any of these diseases, but i can’t stop thinking about them. worrying that i have them. it takes over my whole day and life now. i never used to be like this… just a young girl who went to school, works, eats healthy and walks every night and just enjoy my time with friends..
im not like this anymore.. i concentrate on every physical symptom/twitch/pain my body happens to make. ive begun to make myself sick. cancer has always been my biggest fear… but from what my drs told me, a headache usually ISNT cancer, and only 3% of headahces are due to an actual underlying illness, which is relieving.
i put a LOT of stress on my neck over the last 4 years. it just never dawned on me that the constant pulling of my neck muscles could be referring pain to my head. it seems very realistic that this is what’s going on. but i just spend all my time thinking about diseases now and i never used to be like this :/ and god forbid, i know i have a better chance of getting hurt in some other way.
what should i do? for starters..stay off the interent? ugh! what happened to me?!
p.s. im very “type A” personality, neurotic, perfectionist…a virgo 🙂
Answer by Naguru
There is some thing wrong somewhere and it is not apparently clear. It is subtle and hidden deep inside. It is invisible. Either you can go for a thorough medical check-up, which will reveal such secrets. Or you can you please spare your horoscope. It will make the real position clearly known.
Answer by ?
MMM, I’m not really sure. Keeping your head down will/can cause neck/head pain because you are stressing your muscles. Besides that your head is VERY heavy. The human head weighs like ten pounds! Anyways … I don’t think you’re a hypocondriac. It seems you’ve developed nosophilia which is an obsession with illness/sickness which can go from researching them to being attracted to people because of their sicknesses. I would recommend that you stop checking out dieseases especially if it’s stressing you out. But if this has become your paraphilia then it’s going to be hard to pull away from it, because philias are vertially addictive. LOL. You should be okay, but it IS true that if you worry and assume that you have a sickness and you believe it, it is possible for you to end up with health problems because your brain is very powerful. You should be okay.=)
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Questions on astrology and horoscope signs….?
Hello! I have a few questions
1.) I am earth tiger in the chinese zodiac- what does it mean, like why is there a earth, water… etc.?
2.) What do all the planets mean, instead of a site could you tell me? ex- mars, mercurary
3.) Why is there zodiac signs? Why are they there? What are they for?
Thanks!- If you dont want to seriously answer the question, then dont answer the question.
I am a taurus. 1998
Answer by anwar
Occupying the 3rd position on the Chinese Zodiac, the Tiger symbolizes such character traits as bravery, competitiveness and unpredictability. Tigers love to be challenged and will accept any challenge if it means protecting a loved one or protecting their honor. They don’t worry about the outcome because they know they’ll always land on their feet. Don’t let their calm appearance fool you though; Tigers will pounce when they feel it’s necessary.Born to lead, Tigers can be stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge. They have a slight tendency to be selfish but overall, Tigers are extremely generous. They’re very intelligent and they’re always on alert. Tigers are very charming and are well-liked by others. They are not motivated by money or power.
April 21 – May 20
1st Earth sign – 1st Fixed sign – Feminine
In analogy with Venus, her ruler, and the 2nd House
Taurus governs the neck and the throat.
Her colour is green or brown, her stone is the emerald, her day is Friday, her professions are cook, artist, estate agent, banker, singer…
If your sign is Taurus or your Ascendant is Taurus:
Tranquillity, joy of life and sensuality are essential to you: you are a simple and quiet nature. You find happiness easily because you are not competitive, your relaxed attitude and your common sense invariably lead you towards fulfilment, even though you are not the number one, even though you do not move in haste. Constructing is important to you. Your patience and your persistence yield strong, steadfast, sustainable efforts that can withstand any pitfalls. You are gentle, with a slow thinking process, but once you have opted for an orientation, nothing, nor anyone, can make you change your mind. You loathe changes in general and once you have taken the few major unavoidable decisions in the course of your life, you are on track.You are faithful, constant, sturdy, patient, tough, persevering, strong, focused, sensual, stable, concrete, realistic, steady, loyal, robust, constructive, tenacious. You need security, but you are also stubborn, rigid, possessive, spiteful, materialistic, fixed or slow.
Answer by Ribbin
These will take a while to answer, love. Google and Wikipedia and places like Cafe Astrology and Astrolabe all have the answers for you. I’ll try and give you a brief rundown.
1. For all the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, there are also elements that each sign is born under, and I want to say there are 6 total: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Wood, and Metal. The typical elements are the first 4 that I mentioned and usually mean the same thing as the elements here. Being a Tiger with the element of Earth is just one more extension, and something that I can’t remember off the top of my head.
2. Each planet has a meaning, yes. You are a Taurus, so therefore your ruling planet is Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and connections/relationships. Let’s see if I can do this right :)>
Mercury: Communication, intelligence, rationality. Rules Gemini and Virgo. Air Element.
Venus: Love, beauty, harmony. Rules Taurus and Libra. Air Element.
Mars: Passion, leadership, energy. Rules Aries, and as of late, some accept it as ruling Scorpio. Fire Element/Water with Scorpio.
Jupiter: Freedom, luck, travel. Rules Sagittarius. Fire Element.
Saturn: Discipline, hard work, endurance. Rules Capricorn. Earth Element.
Uranus: Genius, individuality, uncoventional ways. Rules Aquarius. Air Element
Neptune: Mysterious, compassion, deception. Rules Pisces. Water Element
Pluto: Self destruction, creativity. Ruler of Scorpio. Water Element.
Sun: Strength, courage, loyalty. Rules Leo. Fire Element.
Moon: Nurturing, family, compassion. Rules Cancer. Water Element.
3. There are SO many stories as how the signs came to be, you and I would be sitting here for hours and hours with me writing and you reading. It’s an ancient practice, that much we know, but how certain signs came about and the stories behind them are countless. Kings and queens used astrologers for the best time to copulate or for battle. Poor farmers used the skies and planets to determine crops and growing seasons. Girls went to local astrologers with money wanting to know when their marriages would take place, and all these things have been happening for thousands of years. We know that there are constellations and wonderful stories. I would look at a site or two and maybe grab a book about the history of astrology.
Good luck 🙂
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Virgo Daily Horoscope for Saturday 5th January from http://www.russellgrant.com.