Beware of the “it’s-all-in-your-head” diagnosis

In so many cases of misdiagnosed or undiagnosed illness, the patient is tested and examined by the doctor, and when nothing is found that the doctor can diagnose, he tells the patient “it’s all in your head”.

Most of the time, it is NOT all in your head. When you hear this diagnosis from a doctor, it’s usually best to interrupt that as an “I can’t figure out what’s wrong with you”.

It’s important that you and your doctor keep an open mind and re-assess if things change, become more severe or just don’t go away. In rarer situations, even if your doctor is a good one, what’s happening could be something rare that he hasn’t seen or even heard of.

Keep alert and always follow your intuition.