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    Default It's such a shameful problem.

    Somatization, I mean. Or whatever it's called.

    I need a blood test... eventually.

    But I ended up in the nurse's office, today. Dizzy, for a very long time, at least twenty minutes, even when on my back. They took my temperature, asked me questions, no, they couldn't find anything, I was probably faking, but they let me stay anyway...

    such a shameful problem. Eventually, for a blood test, I will not be able to lie down, I'll be mocked, I'll pass out, mocked more, nothing more to do... what's the point... I feel sick...
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    Dizziness is sometimes a very hard thing for even neurologists to pinpoint why it happens. A hardly think a school nurse is qualified to diagnose you with somantization disorder.

    Somatization is not faking. It feels real to the person experiencing it.

    Malingering is faking. They aren't feeling sick and they know it.

    Some people just get lightheaded at times, maybe low blood pressure, maybe low blood sugar, maybe too much caffiene. It's a very good idea to see your doctor.

    I hope they can get this straghtened out for you very soon.

    Did you feel that you were spinning or that the room was spinning (vertigo) or was it just lightheadedness?

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    But if you feel sick and you know it's fake, then is it fake or is it sick?

    Is there a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    But if you feel sick and you know it's fake, then is it fake or is it sick?

    Is there a difference?
    First off, how do you know it's fake?

    People have panic attacks all the time and they aren't faking. They'd love to be free of their symptoms.

    Three terms are used as synonyms that aren't really the same thing:

    Hypochondria-- Fear of being sick, fear of sickness.
    Psychosomatic-- When emotions/stress affect the body and make it sick.
    Hysterical--imagined sickness

    None of these things are people faking it; they are people who are suffering from conditions they cannot control.

    Then there's outright malingering. The faking of being sick. You don't feel sick with malingering.


    But don't put a heavier load on yourself by guilting yourself over this. Just go and see a doctor and take steps to finding out what is going on. One step at a time. And yes, some people are heartless morons, they will criticize you and mock you over this.

    Sometimes hypochondria on their part is to blame, they are scared of being sick and when people are sick around them without explaination, it scares them. They have to make a faker out of you in order to control their rising fear. You're sick because you want to be, they will stay healthy because they want to, that sort of logic.

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    Do you suffer from allergies? I do and have a problem with too much fluid in my ears that when it gets bad enough makes me very dizzy. Meniere's (sp) syndrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAboutSoul View Post
    Do you suffer from allergies? I do and have a problem with too much fluid in my ears that when it gets bad enough makes me very dizzy. Meniere's (sp) syndrome.
    I suffer from my nerves hate me and I hate them and therefore I hate myself, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I suffer from my nerves hate me and I hate them and therefore I hate myself, I think.
    And this will create a continuous loop of suffering. I suggest you kill the loop. Try loving yourself for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    And this will create a continuous loop of suffering. I suggest you kill the loop. Try loving yourself for a change.
    That still doesn't stop my nerves from hating me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    That still doesn't stop my nerves from hating me.
    Your nerves probably hate you because you hate yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    Your nerves probably hate you because you hate yourself.
    This is unfounded and unnecessary and shows a misunderstanding of anxiety disorders. IF what Hap has is an anxiety disorder even. From what I gather, there hasn't even been a full medical exam with blood work done.

    The causes of dizziness usually require extensive testing, like VORTEQ and such to diagnose.

    This kind of jargon, you feel sick because you hate yourself, is what really makes people hate themselves. it can start a harmful cycle of self blame when the person already has enough to worry about.

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