Is it generally accepted to accept a writers explanation of a character going though something that's unique to them? If I try to explain the sensation resulting in a sneeze as "a legion of tiny spears piercing my sinuses" and the typical reader doesn't, am I better off using a simple "tickle sensation?" I'm currently trying to describe non-existence or sensory deprivation. My perception of not having any feeling or just being a brain (no arms, legs, nerves) is highly subjective. I've done research on phantom limb syndrome and there's often residual perception of still having body parts that aren't there. I may be over thinking this part but is it better to try and explain something like this or just use generalities so that the reader fills in their own explanation?