Hypochondriac wanting to study medicine - bad idea?Watch
The weird thing is I'm fascinated by diseases, and I'm always so interested in the mechanism of a particular disease, how and why it presents the way it does, etc. I probably know more about diseases than anyone else at my school. I read a lot about cancer because that's the field I would love going into: cancer research. However it's only when I fall sick or find something weird with me that I recall all the diseases I've read about and start matching those symptoms to mine.
I'm scared that by going into medicine I'll only make my hypochondria so bad again that I can barely function. However it's the one thing I'm passionate for and I don't see myself working in any other field.
Did you have any treatment for the hypochondria? It can respond very well to CBT.
Also, you may find that the high quality education and experience would let you learn just how likely/unlikely it would be for various things to happen, and would hopefully put your mind at rest.