When I'm in a flare of CFS/ME, FM, MCS I notice that my brain keeps replaying negative messages, things that thoughtless people have said or mumbled under their breath that have really been hurtful. Normally when feeling a bit better, or enjoying some positive experiences, these "statements" would not be replaying. I am not hearing voices LOL...just replays of actual insults. For example: "You're rather plain aren't you?" (workplace abuse) "Your getting old, why don't you retire?" (workplace abuse) "Why don't you where (wear) a dress?" (abuse by extended family) "Has anyone ever told you that you have somatized your illnesses?" (abuse by Psychiatrist) my answer "No"....her reply... "I put it to you that you have somatized your illness" (more abuse by Psychiatrist) I wear comfortable clothes, and basically what I like to wear, and what is easy to wear when one is sick! I don't dress to impress or please anyone else. I don't own any fancy clothes. I don't have a lot of money & I'm happy with the clothes I own! So I think this "replay" phenomenon is a symptom of being sick. I also have never been able to challenge this type of abuse, because it always catches you off guard, and I have been too ill to get into an argument.