You can make yourself sick

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
September 15, 2011 10:08am CST
You can makr yourself do anything. It's mind over matter a lot of times. You can make yourself feel sick if you wanted to. Say you didn't really want to go to work or school, if you think and stress over it long enough you're going to feel sick, sometimes you're even telling yourself you're sick, othertimes you're just so "sick" over not wanting to to go to school that your body responds. Do you agree with me? It's sad but true. Just like you can be at work and thinking "I really want to go home", you start to feel sick and convince yourself it's good enough for you to ask to leave. You get in the car, and you feel ten times better.. It was just your stomach in knots. You're halfway done with your shift and hating it, time goes by much slower because of it. GET busy, and you're day will go by faster and you will wonder at the end of the shift why you even felt annoyed in the first place. Funny how things work, eh?
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• United States
15 Sep 11
I wish I could feel this good about picking the winning lottery numbers. If I think about it hard enough I still won't win. I want so bad to win something on those scratch cards. even a buck would make me feel good.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
15 Sep 11
I'm not saying this will work, but don't try to think up lottery numbers or anything like that. Before you go to bed the night before, say "I will pick some winning numbers" and then the next day in the mirror say the same thing. Go and just say "I will win something" and you may just very well do so. It's sort of akin to the "I will do good at work today" kind of thing.
• China
16 Sep 11
believe yourself ,and change another job.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
16 Sep 11
uhm... yeah.. thanks? I have no problem with my job.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
19 Sep 11
I used to do this on my previous job. When I had to skip work the following day (for some family reasons, or if I wanted to play hooky), I would will myself to get sick the day before. Soon I would be coughing and sneezing at work, loud enough for anybody to hear, who could then vouch for me that I was sick before I call in sick the following day.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
20 Sep 11
I used to not care if I called out, now I guess I am an odd one because I don't WANT to call out at all. I was off work one day and so bored because there was nothing to do. Granted I do like my days off, but this job is very easy and never really all that stressful. It even has it's boring moments. It's all about mind over matter, but trust me, if I want to be off / need to be off I can be pretty convincing.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
20 Sep 11
I think I'm the same. If I could work all the time, I would (as long as I get paid, of course). And the times that I would call in sick, I am usually not.
@celticeagle (118583)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Sep 11
Yes, I know this to be true. We don't use the full extent of our brains. We can do so much with it if we set our mind to it. I didn't know their were depression symptoms like flu. I thought I made myself sick but it was just that I was so depressed. Stress can cause you to have headaches and stomachaches too.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
16 Sep 11
I wonder if we have always done this. I mean did our ancestors suffer over the same thing, or was the physical exertion they went through daily enough to offset the stress they obviously felt? That is to say that for instance, someone is stressed etc, they are told to exercise as a way to help with the stress... our ancestors already did exercise in the sense that more jobs were physical work, and thus THEY had to work... I guess what I am trying to say is this could have been going on for years but since our ancestors did more physical labor then we did, it wasn't as evident / when they did get sick, it could have been due to stress but with so much they had to do, they assumed it was just normal sickness... ahh I know that made no sense, did it? I'll come back when i can think clearly lol.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Sep 11
I alway s gave myself a challenge to do to get thrut he days sometimes see what I could do in an hour somethinglike that I never made myself sick not for school either . Never think why anyone would think their self sick but I have seen people do it
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
16 Sep 11
That is a good way to do things, challenge oneself or distract oneself. Not sure, but I know I have made myself sick worrying / fretting over things I didn't want to do or was nervous to do.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
16 Sep 11
My daughter does that I cant worry things ususally have a way to fix them selves and also worring about it dont helpya one bit now does it?
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Sep 11
Yeah. I think so too. I think alot of people go overboard with it though. They claim to be sick all of the time.
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@AmbiePam (49493)
• United States
19 Sep 11
Hey you! I want to see some discussions from you.
@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
15 Sep 11
That is why people use he expression that it is all in your head. People really can do this and this is the crazy art of it all. You mind is a very powerful tool and if you learn how to use it correctly you can psych it out. This is why people do all kinds of studies with placebos. Because people can make medication work if they think it is working.
@Bluedoll (17063)
• Canada
15 Sep 11
That is really amazing isn't. Old country doctors who were trusted were using those things for years on people that did not have a physical issue only needed someone to help them get back on track. It is really wonderful that a smile or laughter can go a long way in making people well again.
• United States
15 Sep 11
Yes it is. It is all in the way you perceive it. That is why the brain is an amazing and very interesting thing. Do you know that we have not even figured out the who mechanism of the brain. There are still some things about the brain that people like scientist do not know and can not figure out.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Oct 11
Yes, you can make yourself sick. Think about being upset all night and not sleeping. Then the next day, too tired to go to work. I used to do that when my boss was harassing me. I don't have that job any more and now he's retired, forced to because of all the complaints against him.
@AmbiePam (49493)
• United States
19 Sep 11
Oh yes, definitely. I used to do that when I when I was in the second grade. My teacher was cruel, she just was. And I didn't do it on purpose, but so many times I was worried and upset at just the thought of going to school that day, that I made myself sick.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
16 Sep 11
That is oh so very true. If you think something with your mind, pretty much anything, then the body will just go along with it. Being sick is one of those things for sure. One of those things that if you think that you're going to be sick often enough, then you're going to get it right into your head that you are in fact sick. Things do in fact work in quite the interesting way to say the very least for sure. There are many people who I think make themselves get sick, due to the fact that they just do not want to deal with anything. Therefore they think in such a way, that the stress builds up. Thus the body becomes ill and pretty much the rest is downhill from there.
@qnzmae (43)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
It definitely is mind over matter. I've studied anatomy and physiology, and I think it has something to do with your hormones and neurotransmitters. Whenever you feel something and you stress yourself up to being preoccupied with such feelings, it signals releasing factors to your brain which could ultimately lead you to an affected physical state. I think, in psychiatry, they call it psychosomatic disorders. It's when you think it, you feel it, and it because a physical symptom.
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
16 Sep 11
I agree with you.Our brain is more powerful than we think it is.Actually,many people get well from their disease because they believe the will.I remember I read a story about how our brain can make us sick or well.An old woman was having colds for a long time already.She consulted a doctor,but the doctor said she it was merely a simple colds.The girl didn't believe so the doctor decided to do something.He injected water to the patient and told the patient it was medicine.The girl believed.After just few days,the girl got well.The girl got well because because she believed she was treated by the doctor,but actualy the doctor did noting.See!Our thoughts are very powerful medicine.
@peavey (16797)
• United States
15 Sep 11
Absolutely. The mind and body are intertwined in ways we don't even know about yet. It works both ways. We can make ourselves sick or we can make ourselves feel better, even if we have something serious wrong with us. Proverbs 17:22 says "A merry heart does good, like medicine," but too many people don't believe there is anything in the Bible that will help them and they won't believe that statement. It's true, though and modern medicine is just now figuring it out.
@GardenGerty (100376)
• United States
15 Sep 11
In the same way you can make yourself well, or keep from getting sick. Your body will do what you tell it. As you said, getting busy does a lot to influence how we feel and what we do. I believe my persistent feelings of wellness keep me from needing to see doctors or anything often. If I wake up with aches and pains I just get moving and I am much better.