Hi, I have a rather odd post. I've been looking up on the internet a lot about conversion and somatization disorders (Look it up, they're interesting.) Conversion disorder can often times make people feel like something is wrong, even when there isn't. Now, I don't want to spend a lot of time explaining what they are, as much as I want to talk about how they can effect people. I have recently had a plethora of weird symptoms that seem to point to some neurological disorder, and it appears to be relapsing/remitting. That's why for about 2 months now, I have been worried about MS and other neurological disorders.
I have irrationally diagnosed myself with several diseases, like I'm sure a lot of you have. But what if these symptoms aren't JUST manifested in our heads? I know this may kind of be a stretch, but the other day I was outside with some friends when a bee landed on my thumb. I am 100% sure that the bee did not sting me, now that I look back at it, but after I swatted the bee away I felt as if something had stung my hand. (There was no mark, and the pain wasn't as bad as a bee sting would normally have been.) For the 2-3 minutes that I noticed the pain, even though I didn't see a mark, and the pain wasn't that bad, I irrationally thought that the bee had stung me, thus creating the pain. I haven't dived into this much further, as this just hit me today while at work, but does anyone think that some of our brains are just completely programmed to immediately rush to the worst conclusion? Such as a symptom that seems otherwise benign, being created by something more dangerous?
Like I said, this is just something I was thinking of earlier, as I'm trying to get to the bottom of all my symptoms, as I can't seem to get them out of my head. Feel free to disagree, agree, and discuss. :)