The Week contest - arithmetic agony

People with math anxiety feel actual pain when forced to do difficult numerical problems, according to a study that scanned their brains with MRI machines. Please come up with a medical name for the pain felt by math haters.

According to new research "math anxiety" is something that should be treated just like a phobia such as fear of heights.
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Last week's question: People with math anxiety feel actual pain when forced to do difficult numerical problems, according to a study that scanned their brains with MRI machines. Please come up with a medical name for the pain felt by math haters.

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RESULTS:

THE WINNER: Fibromyalgebra

Peter Huefner, New York, NY

SECOND PLACE: Trig-anosis

Zollie Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

THIRD PLACE: Sine Flu

Clay Stephenson, Alpharetta, GA

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Inflamed rhomboids

Rich Sigerist, Ventura, CA

Post Mathematic Test Disorder

Randy Seys, Mankato, MN

Algebralgia

Denis Lohman, Devon, PA

Arithmia

Janine Witte, New Hope, PA

Arithmasick

Matt Holway, Durham, NC

Ouchebra

Chris Siegel, Lewiston, NY

Addition Deficit Disorder

Paul Binder, Bellevue, WA

Abacussion

Susan Silver, New York, NY

Pythagoras' Revenge

Matt Schneider, Georgetown, SC

Pythagony Theorem

David Hall, Pittsfield, MA

Pi-graine

David M. McCoy, Madison, WI

Minusitis

Michael Cassidy, Medway, MA

Acute Triangulitis

Richard Creason, New Cumberland, PA

Proof Ache

Rick Morrow, Venice, FL

Percentile Dysfunction

Charles & Mary Parry, Catonsville, MD

Add-noids

Molly Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

Arithma Tics

Jan Roelofs, Palmetto bay, FL

Mono-Euclid-osis

Ginny Lord, Oconomowoc, WI

X-ema

Anne Thiessen, Catonsville, MD

Atrigmatism

Lauren Samuels, Hasnville, TN

Irritable Binomial Syndrome

Angela James, Westminster, MD

Arithitis

Barry Cutler, Palm Desert, CA

Chronic Obstructive Calculitis

Theresa Rosenfeld, New York, NY

Multiply Scareosis

Bill Clow, Woodstock, IL

Digit-itis

Ellen Hoitsma, Baltimore, MD

Quadratic Fever

Sam Yoder, Portland, OR

Minus Infection

Roman G. Jarosh, Queensbury, NY

Multiply Sclerosis

Jim Topper, Turtle Creek, PA

Add Nauseum

Larry Leise, Cary, NC

Mathochism

Joel Slutsky, Alstead, NH

Square Root Canal

Tom Heider, Warners, NY

History Major Syndrome

Terrence Dunn, Temple, TXVV

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