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Once you determine for yourself that something is wrong....
markavdb5 wrote in symptomx
The only acceptable response is to the next question... "What?"

You might be wondering how you know that something is not just in your head. First you should consider how stable of a person you think you are. Are you confident that you are perceiving things correctly? Did you get upset when someone suggested that you were making it up? Have you found any others that have had the same or similar experience?   

While it is entirely possible that it could just be something your mind is making up, there are usually clues if that is not correct.   One good clue would be if there is anything you can visually see to make your experience less subjective. It could be as simple as your pants are obviously tighter or a hard spot deep in soft tissues that seems out of place.    The goal is to find any other disturbance that relates to what you are experiencing.    If it were just in your head, in other words you’re either imagining it or making it up, then to confirm that you should honestly consider if you have had any breaks from reality or some other such disturbance to suggest your brain is not working correctly.  

Once you have established existence of another disturbance to go along with your “made up symptom” it should be an indicator to you that it is not likely just in your head. By the time you have reached this point the only thing a person can or should do is to try and answer “What” is going on.   Any other response such as “it’s all in your head”, only serves the person saying it. For the person receiving such a statement it does cause harm. Harm is done by discouraging them from trying to gain a better understanding of what they are experiencing. This prolongs the persons suffering and encourages them to doubt reality.

This is merely opinion and some thoughts to consider,  not medical advice. 


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