I was at therapy today and talking about different issues I've been having lately and at the end I told my therapist I thought I might have a somatic disorder, because I seem to have allergies one week and the next do the same activity, and not have that same reaction.. Anyway, she told me I prob did and next week we would look it up in the DSM-IV or I could look it up online.. So I decided to look it up somatic disorders and I think I figured out what one I might have.. It's called Somatization disorder... So I guess for everyone's information I looked it up here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatization_disorder There's not a lot of information available on Somatization disorder.. It's apparently not very common. There is a bit of criteria needed in order to be considered having Somatization disorder. The cause of Somatization disorder is disputed, but there are 3 different categories of trying to explain what causes it. So I guess that explains Somatization disorder a bit.. I haven't found too much info on it though.. I did realize I fit all the 5 criteria: I have had pains for more then a few years and am currently only 20, so CHECK Abdominal pains, Migraines, Chest, Back Pain, etc.. CHECK diarrhea, nausea, food allergies(?) CHECK Lack of cycle, etc. CHECK Vision Changes / Depth Perception changes and light sensitivity CHECK __________ So I guess that's it.. Jw if anyone else has this disorder though or have any thoughts on this.. It makes me feel so alone with it, because there is so little info.. Thx for any replies!