Are you a hypochondriac?

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Flavia.lm 4060 1 10 94
Question: Are you a hypochondriac?

Examples of answers:

- I just... Well... Sometimes I like to overprotect myself...
- Actually I hate taking medicines!
- Of course not. I just take this forty three different medicines because I want to be sure I won't feel any pain.

Now it's your turn!
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23 respostas
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Lucas PAYNE 260 7
I am not, but my girlfriend certainly.
She has bad habits about that.

Ravenna 85 3
Hi everyone,

Before answering, I suggest you to take this quiz first:

http://www.gotoquiz.com/are_you_a_hypochondriac :mrgreen:

ENG_rafael 10
Hello everyone,

I took the quiz suggestioned by Ravenna and that said I am not hypochondriac, to be exact I am 8% hypochondriac, what is normal, according to the result. But I take some vitamins every day, my mother thinks they are important to me, because according to her I am easy to get flu, thus taking vitamins will prevent me even better than only counting on healthy foods. To be honest, I guess she is correct about that, for the past six months I didn't get any flu, what means a remarkable record for me.

See you guys and gals!

Ravenna 85 3
ENG_rafael escreveu:I took the quiz suggestioned by
Hi Rafael,

A small correction ----> the past form of suggest is suggested- not suggestioned ;)

Good luck!

ENG_rafael 10
Oh, thank you for corrected me^^
See you!
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ENG_rafael 10
I made mistake again =/
... thank you for correcting me...

Ravenna 85 3
I have a hypochondriac friend who always says: "I don't like the meds but the meds like me" :D

Misha7
Ravenna escreveu:I have a hypochondriac friend who always says: "I don't like the meds but the meds like me" :D
Are you talking about me, Ravenna? haha (your phrase reminds me of Marilyn Manson...)

Ravenna 85 3
Misha7 escreveu:Are you talking about me, Ravenna? haha (your phrase reminds me of Marilyn Manson...)
:D I bet MM is a freaking hypochondriac.

Misha7
Ravenna escreveu:I bet MM is a freaking hypochondriac.
...i have no doubt about that!!! *laughing out loud*

w.slayman 110
Ravenna, said to take the quiz, and it says I am an 80% hypochondriac, but I think that is a bunch of "Bull".

Just because I think I have; Heart Disease, Diabetes, Bad Back, Chronic Headaches, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder, Alzheimer's, Hip Dysplasia, Flat Feet, Tinnitus, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Apnea, Acid Reflux, Arthritis and Suspicious Moles does not mean that I have hypochondriasis. I could just be getting old. :o ;) :lol:

w.slayman 110
ENG_rafael escreveu:Hello everyone,

I took the quiz suggestioned by Ravenna and that said I am not hypochondriac, to be exact I am 8% hypochondriac, what is normal, according to the result. But I take some vitamins every day, my mother thinks they are important to me, because according to her I am easy to get flu, thus taking vitamins will prevent me even better than only counting on healthy foods. To be honest, I guess she is correct about that, for the past six months I didn't get any flu, what means a remarkable record for me.

See you guys and gals!
Rafael,

Please plug in the changes I have indicated below and let me know what you think.

... 8% hypochondriac "which" is normal, ... according to her "I get the flu easily", thus taking vitamins will "protect" me even better ... months I "didn't catch the flu, which is "a remarkable record for me.

ENG_rafael 10
Bill,

I read your changes and doubts rose. I would like to know if when I want to write something about "the flu", I am supposed to write "the flu" rather than only "flu", for instance, "I didn't catch the flu" always instead of "I didn't catch flu"?

Is there difference between "get the flu" and "catch the flu"? I think "get the flu" is the condition of been cold, while "catch the flu" means become cold.

Thank you in advance.

Ravenna 85 3
@Eng_rafael: Do you mind if I, Ravenna, answer your question?

Catch or Get? I think in this case, 'get' and 'catch' have the same meaning in Portuguese: "pegar".

Marcio_Farias 12560 1 23 212
I hold pretty much the same notion as Ravenna. People say "catch the flu" because they've grown accustomed to hearing other speakers say it since childhool, at least.

"Mommy, I caught the flu."

ENG_rafael 10
Hi fellows, thank you both for helping me! I used to think catch and get didn't have the same meaning, but now I am on the right track.

See you!

Misha7
Ravenna escreveu:Before answering, I suggest you to take this quiz first
Yes. I did.

It says I'm 96% hyponchondriac! :shock: :o
"You are a full scale hypochondriac, medical student, or both. You're obsessed with everything that could go wrong on the human body - especially yours!"
I swear to my life that I am a bit afraid of myself after reading that.

=/

w.slayman 110
ENG_rafael escreveu:Bill,

I read your changes and doubts rose. I would like to know if when I want to write something about "the flu", I am supposed to write "the flu" rather than only "flu", for instance, "I didn't catch the flu" always instead of "I didn't catch flu"?

Is there difference between "get the flu" and "catch the flu"? I think "get the flu" is the condition of been cold, while "catch the flu" means become cold.

Thank you in advance.
Ravenna, Marcio and Rafael,

In this instance catch / caught and get / got can be used interchangeably, provided you use the proper tense, ie: I am going to catch (get) the flu; I have caught (got) the flu; I think I am catching (getting) the flu.

As to using the article the, the noun flu is normally preceded by this article.

Hope this helps.

ENG_rafael 10
Hey Bill, I have got it!
Thanks!!

Ravenna 85 3
Misha7 escreveu:It says I'm 96% hyponchondriac!
I hope you're not serious! :shock:

tatosorocaba
I don't know, there are some people who thinking I am; my wife for example. But I really have a problem, a lot of problems about my health.

w.slayman 110
tatosorocaba escreveu:I don't know, there are some people who thinking I am; my wife for example. But I really have a problem, a lot of problems about my health.
Tato,

I would like to offer a few suggestions, and have you let me know if you understand why I made the changes, or if you have any questions. Please condsider this concise rewrite.

I don't know, my wife and some friends think I am. However, I really do have a lot of problems with my health.

tatosorocaba
Thank you!!!

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