There are a few painful conditions that doctors believe exist only in your head

Painful conditions and diseases around the world have always taken the better of us. However, surprisingly there exist few painful conditions that doctors believe as existent only in the head. Imagine having to go through a painful ordeal and nights of sleeplessness while the doctor announces that this disease barely exists and merely is part of what your head tells you.

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1 Exploding Head Syndrome

The condition called Exploding Head Syndrome or EHS is defined as a feeling that your head could explode while you are sleeping, this has no physical side effects or medical harm in that sense, but is a cause of immense trauma to the patient. This painful disease could generally occur when you are about to fall asleep but can also cause you to jolt up awake from sleep all of a sudden.

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Some related symptoms of this painful disease are seeing flashes of lights, chest pain and a sensation of electricity running through your body.

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2 Fibromyalgia

This painful disease is linked to a number of other symptoms too. This can include body ache, depression, fatigue as well as severe headache. While there are so many downs to this painful disease, doctors believe that this is all in the head of the patients.

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3 Somatization Disorder

Somatization disorder is another of those painful conditions that doctors believe to exist only in the head. This condition is responsible for anxiety issues in patients too. There are a whole lot of physical symptoms to this popular physical condition but the most well known are headaches, amnesia, dizziness, paralysis and changes in the vision. Despite so many symptoms the physical condition is attributed to psychological causes.

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4 Conversion Disorder

Earlier, this painful condition was known as hysteria surprisingly, and the early age practitioners of witchcraft were thought of having this disease. However, modern medical practitioners associate this disease with those painful conditions that could only be in your head. The main symptoms of this condition are paralysis and seizures.

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5 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sufferers of painful conditions often say that chronic fatigue syndrome is one of the worst. This is one of those conditions that make you feel “profound fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep abnormalities, autonomic manifestations, pain, and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion of any sort.”

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6 Retired Husband Syndrome

This almost appears made up but again is actually part of those painful conditions that exist but doctors say are only part of imagination. This condition has been seen in Japan where housewives experience symptoms such as rashes, headaches, ulcers or even polyps, in the phase when their husbands retire and stay for longer hours at home.

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7 Psychogenic Dystonia

Psychogenic dystonia is one of those physical conditions that are related to the muscular movements. This is also viewed as part of the conversion disorder we mentioned earlier.

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8 Pseudocyesis

This is again a very popularly prevalent disease among the painful conditions that doctors believe to exist only in the head. The symptoms are abdominal enlargement, sensation of foetal movement, labour pains and even lactation.

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9 Chronic Lyme Disease

Another very prevalent disease among the top painful conditions doctors blame on imagination, chronic Lyme disease has symptoms such as neurocognitive symptoms, persistent musculoskeletal pain or dysesthesia.

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10 Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

Another of the painful conditions that is attributed to the imagination, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures are actually a result of trauma and gathered response towards the latter.

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With so many painful conditions prevalent around the world, medical practitioners need to indeed move forward and find cures soon. After all, there is a lot more than a disease merely being in your head. Perhaps with more medical advancement, these painful conditions will find suitable recognition and allied solutions.

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