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Can your mind genuinely make you truly feel pains that aint there?

November 8th, 2013

Query by : Can your thoughts genuinely make you really feel pains that aint there?

Like say an individual asked you if your head hurt then you say no but then it starts to harm or if your reading through sythoms of anything and theres one thing you dont have then a lil even though later you all of a sudden have that…can this genuinely happen??

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Response by LadyRoxi
panic attack.that typically transpires with individuals that have panic attacks or hypochondriac. folks told me one thing and i really feel what they have told me. but i did that like as soon as.so yeah its true.

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  1. Angela S
    November 8th, 2013 at 06:25 | #1

    I believe that it can. I’m no expert, but I know that when people around me are sick sometimes I get so paranoid of getting sick, that I start to feel sick. You know what I mean? And, I know that when I am in pain, if I take my mind off of it, the pain seems to dissipate. The mind is a very powerful thing!

  2. Debby Dayton
    November 8th, 2013 at 07:24 | #2

    It’s amazing what the mind can do. Yes it is possible.

  3. Miss Sunshine
    November 8th, 2013 at 07:32 | #3

    Not in the way that you are asking. Your brain isn’t causing pain, or causing illness…and it can’t cure diseases either.

    As for reading symptoms…that’s the main reason a person shouldn’t self-diagnose themselves. A person can read symptoms for any disease or condition and it can’t cause the disease. If it could then there would be no doctors or nurses because they would have all died from cancer, AIDS, pneumonia and typhiod. Now what CAN happen is that a person with a mental disorder, hypochondria, can and usually does believe that they have all these weird diseases etc because they read about them…but these people are extreme, meaning that they reallY BELIEVE that they have this disease, and even evidence against it, will not pursuade them.

    Now what is more common is for a person to be ill, or have weird symptoms….then they start researching those symptoms, and decide that they have a LOT of those symptoms. In that case they go to the doctor, and come to find out that they do indeed have the illness. While that can happen, it’s because the odds are against having 4 out of 5 symptoms of a disease, and NOT having the disease. But more often, the person finds out that they don’t have that illness at all, but something else.

    As for the headache bit….well, if someone asks you if you have a headache, you must have given them a reason for the question in the first place. (like rubbing your temples, or holding your head) and maybe you didn’t realize that you did have a headache until then because the pain was mild, or you were preoccupied with something else.

    There is also something called “sympathy pain” that a person can experience. It usually involves people who are extremely close to each other, like twins, or a married couple that is head-over-heels for each other. (i.e. the wife is in labor, and the husband is doubled over every time she has a contraction) A lot of people contribute this as an expression of guilt (on the part of the husband because he got her knocked up)…others say that it’s more that the person’s empathy button is more finely tuned than others. I don’t believe that anyone considers this true pain.

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