Take Two Aspirin And… No, That Won’t Work
by Perry Michael Simon on January 13, 2011
Hey, hypochondriacs, here’s some material for you: from MyHealthNewsDaily.com comes this list of the “7 Weirdest Medical Conditions.”
You might be familiar with some of them. There’s Morgellons Disease, the one that makes you feel like there’s stuff crawling and biting you from under your skin; Alien Hand Syndrome, where a hand acts as if it has a mind of its own (yes, the Dr. Strangelove syndrome); Cotard’s syndrome, where the sufferer thinks he or she is dead or part of their body is missing or decayed; Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a/k/a hyperflexibility; Urbach–Wiethe disease, the inability to feel fear; Persistent sexual arousal syndrome; and Haemolacria, or crying tears of blood. Are these funny? Not if you have any of them. Are they real? Maybe some are psychological, but if you’re dealing with them, that’s real enough.