Getting confused between bodily sensations?

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Ryan358
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28 Apr 2015, 9:28 pm

I've been having this for a while now (or maybe I've always had it), and it's starting to really worry me. Every day it's something new. Today, I confused hunger with tiredness. I thought I was really tired, and I kept drinking more and more caffeine, and it wasn't doing anything for me, and I couldn't figure out why. Then it finally occurred to me that it wasn't actually tiredness, but hunger. I was starving.

And yesterday I was having stomach cramps, but for some reason I thought it was a headache I was experiencing. Finally, after hours, I realized there was no headache and it was actually my stomach. This is just the most recent example... but it's something different every day.

Basically, I experience a pain, or some kind of discomfort, but I can't tell from where in my body it's coming from. Does this sound like something someone with autism/aspergers would have? Or is it something else? I really want to know what it could possibly be (and don't say I need to go to a psychiatrist).

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28 Apr 2015, 11:28 pm

Anyone else have this problem?



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29 Apr 2015, 12:03 am

I have itches that I can't tell where they originate and I have to scratch many different places to try to get it to stop.


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29 Apr 2015, 12:40 am

I'm not sure if this is the same thing, but one often leads to another, for me (for example, being exhaustedly tired BECAUSE I'm actually hungry, even though I don't "feel" hungry).

Also, my head and my stomach are connected (I get migraines), so a problem with one may lead to (or signify) a problem with the other.


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