The Hypochondriac Association for a Healthy America (HAHA) had to cancel it’s third straight meeting due to illness this week. The group has over 50 members, but organizer Susan Gnomes said she had to cancel the last three events because over half the members emailed or called her saying they couldn’t make it due to a variety of illnesses.
“It’s not really surprising when you think about it” said Gnomes. “We have several people in the group who have a variety of different diseases: Chronic Lyme Disease, Morgellon’s, Fibromyalgia, just to name a few.”
The group has managed to get together a handful of times over the past few months, however most meetings end early as members tend to begin feeling ill before the meeting concludes.
As the popularity of online symptom checkers continues to rise, HAHA is considering the idea of merging with the Cyberchondriacs Association of Concerned Americans (CACA).