5 Hypochondriac Zodiac Signs

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A hypochondriac is someone who gets excessively anxious when it comes to their health. They will frequently obsess over the idea that they have a serious but undiagnosed medical condition.

Unfortunately for the hypochondriac zodiac signs in astrology, the internet is not their friend and can worsen their obsession. Some people may spend hours watching YouTube videos or engaging in social media, but they spend way too much time looking for diseases that match their symptoms, medical research, discussion boards, and disease blogs.

Although most hypochondriacs aren’t doctors, they self-diagnose themselves, but they’re usually way off the mark. One of the problems hypochondriacs have, even though they’re convinced they’re seriously ill, is that they won’t go to a doctor or will go to too many doctors and get confused.

However, there are times when a hypochondriac gets an “all clear” diagnosis and feel immediately relieved, but after a while their fears will resurface. Hypochondria is a psychological disorder, and someone who is suffering from it needs to get help from a mental health professional. You can’t just tell a hypochondriac they’re not sick and expect them to be cured.

1. VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos have a natural ability to jump to the worst possible outcome, which makes them likely candidates for hypochondria. It's never just indigestion or a sneeze; it's something much more dire. Since Virgos are gifted at research, they'll quickly come up with a diagnosis and a treatment.

On the flip side, Virgos tend to take excellent care of themselves and do a lot of self-checks of their body and its vital signs. They also make sure to get exercise, go out in the fresh air, and watch what they eat.

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2. CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancers tend to be the kind of hypochondriacs who feel okay but are convinced that at any moment they're going to get sick. They're on high alert and if they hear someone else exhibiting a symptom, they will suddenly feel as if they are coming down with the same symptom.

Cancers care about people and want to be there when someone is sick, but they'll experience a lot of anxiety if they think the patient is contagious. It's best for them to stay away from sick people and offer their caring remotely.

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3. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

As positive and upbeat as Capricorns can be, they also can be extremely pessimistic, which feeds right into blowing every symptom into evidence of a terrible illness. The difference between Capricorns and other hypochondriacs is that Capricorns tend to be very close-mouthed about their health concerns.

They keep their worries to themselves until it gets so bad, they have to do something about it. They're great at problem-solving... except when it's them who have the problem.

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4. PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Pisces are the kind of hypochondriac who believes there's something wrong with them but tries to put it out of their mind and not deal with it, or they'll deal with it their own way. When they can't ignore their illness anymore, they will go the alternative medicine route if they can.

Pisces are up for trying new treatments and for thinking outside the box. They are deeply emotional, and when they suspect they're ill, it will affect their entire being.

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5. LIBRA (September 23 - October 22)

Libras have a propensity towards hypochondria, probably because they're highly aware of themselves and their feelings at all time. They can be manipulative and have been known to use their illnesses and symptoms as a way to get attention and sympathy.

"I'm not well, can't we please just get along?" a Libra might ask. It's not that they enjoy playing the victim card, it's just that they may as well get something positive out of feeling like they've contracted a deadly disease. 

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Christine Schoenwald is a writer, performer, and astrology lover. She has written over 500 articles on the zodiac signs and how the stars influence us. She's had articles in The Los Angeles Times, Salon, Woman's Day, and is a contributing writer to Ravishly, I AM & CO, and YourTango. Check out her website, her Facebook writer's page, and her Instagram.