Like "I've never been one to talk to others about my health issues, I just deal with the issues myself and talk to my doctor when I do have a question or a problem. I also know someone who is truly a hypochondriac. She's as healthy as a horse, yet whines about every little hangnail, sneeze and cough. She's always at the doctor every week and gets angry with the doctor because she's told that there's nothing wrong with her. This is a person who is unmarried, alone and very needy - her constant "health issues" are a way for her to seek attention from her friends and family. There's a big difference between someone like my friend and many of the folks here, who truly DO have multiple health issues."