hypersensitive to our own bodies?

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do-over
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   Posted 2/6/2010 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
does anyone else here feel like they are so ultra sensitive to they way they perceive what is going on in their bodies, or feel that they are "too" tuned in to their sensations?
 
i don't really know how to explain this ... and the words aren't coming to me easily .. but it's like i feel everything in an amplified way.  obviously, this applies to pain.  but i mean .. to EVERYTHING. 
 
for example, i have this weird tight feeling in my chest ... i'll bet that before long I am going to have a respiratory bug .. even though i have no fever, no mucus, no runny nose ... but it's like i can FEEL that my lungs are tight.  and I don't have asthma or anything like that.  sometimes i'll have a twinge of pain in my ear and then within the week there is an ear infection.  i'll have a tiny pimple on my lip and it seems like i may have a cold sore the size of a dime .. but no, just a pimple.  when i am only 99 degrees i feel like i have a fever ... it makes me miserable. 
 
i wish i wasn't so tuned in ... it makes me so paranoid and anxious.  the bummer part of it is that i am usually RIGHT ... I DO know when something is brewing ... but the worry and waiting and discomfort make me crazy.
 

 

Marlee2
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   Posted 2/7/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
We have hypersensitive nerve endings is why we feel things that normal people don't feel. Everything is amplified.
 
I would like to turn that amplifier off and smash it. smilewinkgrin
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 2/7/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Somedays I believe I can feel the blood coursing through my veins. The sensation is
that of hot oil rushing through me, and somedays it feels like ice water. Freaky!!!

Hugs, Robin
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Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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do-over
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   Posted 2/7/2010 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
the more i learn about this FMS mess, the more frustrated i get. when i was diagnosed, we just talked about PAIN and FATIGUE ... not about feeling every little thing a million times stronger than anyone else. my husband probably thinks i am a hypochondriac because i told him last night i feel like i might be getting sick.

he said "what hurts?"
me: "my chest feels tight like i am gonna get a cough"
him: "but you AREN'T coughing"
me: "i know ... but i feel it coming"
him (2 hours later): "no cough yet. maybe it was all in your head"
me: FUMING ... it's NOT all in my head. I FEEL it!!!!! and now, this morning, 12 hours later, I have a freaking COUGH!!!!!!!!

it must be hard to be married to me. i used to be such a nice, easy to get along with person. now i appear to be miserable and sore and lazy all the time. notice that i said APPEAR to be ... because I KNOW that I'm NOT really like that ... but it must seem that way to the people around me. if I saw someone do as little as i do and let themselves go as much as i have, i would wonder about them too .. well ... a few years ago i would have.

i'm gonna go take a bath, then force myself to wash a few dishes, do a little laundry, and GET DRESSED. (not necessarily in that order. lol)

damouthy1
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   Posted 2/7/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Funny, I was thinking the same things this morning. I went for my usual walk last night (which seems to get shorter and shorter) and another new pain started, in my shins. It was horrible, I had only gotten about a block and a half and then wasn't sure I was going to make it back. So when I finally did, I went to put on my most comfortable sweat pants, and low and behold, they felt like sandpaper! I feel like my body is rejecting my skin now. I know that sounds wierd, but now I'm wondering what this is from? Am I going to have a horrible rash or something? Nothing feels soft anymore, I even went and bought 2 pairs of the softest pj bottoms I could find and they are somewhat uncomfortable. I feel so strange in my own body at times and I also always know at least 2 or 3 days ahead of time before I get sick too. Oh the wonders of fibro! I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

vestabula
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   Posted 2/7/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   

For me, one of the strangest things about this disorder is the skin sensations.  I just threw out all of my sweat pants because the insides are now too 'nubby' against my legs.  It doesn't hurt...I can just 'feel' the nap in the fabric and it drives me crazy.  We are having people over for the Super Bowl tonight.  The hubby says...aren't you going to get dressed? (I have on flannel pj bottoms.)  Uh, no...not until I see their cars pull up in the driveway.  We went out last night, and when I got home I rushed in the bedroom and tore off my jeans with my coat still on.  There are no labels in my clothing.  I have been known to strip an entire bed looking for a crumb, or a piece of a dog biscuit that is barely visible to the naked eye...but I can feel it and it drives me insane.  (I have a dustbuster by my bed for 'crumb emergencies).

Huggies

Donna


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yo-yo
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   Posted 2/7/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Do-over,
 
You have it so right!  And Marlee I think you hit the nail on the head about the nerve endings being hypersensitive.  I, too, sometimes feel like a hypochondriac even though I KNOW I'm not and I truly can feel my body telling me things aren't right.  I can get a "funny" feeling in my throat and KNOW a cold or upper respiratory problem is trying to make an appearance.  Usually I head for my bottle of Echinacea drops, 45 drops in a half glass of water and I can sometimes knock it down before it rears it full ugly self!
Yo-yo

do-over
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   Posted 2/7/2010 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna ... sounds like you are the princess and the pea! I love the dustbuster by the bed .. you're not messing around!

Does anyone feel like this is progressing? I mean, I wasn't THIS sensitive before ... but it seems to be getting worse.

My poor husband .. he doesn't understand that EVERYTHING hurts .. even things that husbands don't want to hurt. He tried to rub my back the other day and I nearly jumped out of my skin. God forbid he touch me anywhere that is REALLY sensitive .... ugh. Poor guy.

It's not like a flare ... not like I am extra SORE ... just extra touchy. my wet hair when I get out ot the tub bugs me, underwear bugs me, the tip of my earring barely brushing against my neck bugs me .... and oh LORD ... that seam on my toes in my socks ... MURDER. this is ridiculous.

as my friend said the other day, maybe i need a mocha vodka latte with valium sprinkles. lol

RedDiane
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   Posted 2/7/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
YESSSS! the seam in the toe of a sock is almost unbearable. But my feet are too cold to take them off. Diane
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crazykitty
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   Posted 2/7/2010 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Research has found that glutamate levels are higher in the brains of people with fibro.
Glutamate is a neurotransmitter that increases pain transmission.

Fibromyalgia patients have lower levels of (norepinephrine & serotonin) neurotransmitters
that reduce pain transmission.

Fibromyalgia research has found substance P and nerve growth factor chemicals that
increase pain transmission are 2 to 3 times higher in the spinal fluid of fibromyalgia
patients. These imbalances may be responsible for hypersensitivity.

No wonder why we hurt so much!

hugs, Robin
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Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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susan1
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   Posted 2/7/2010 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like the same thing I am experiencing. I too wonder if this is normal, but it sure sounds like it is, because we all seem to have it.

Hugs,

Sue
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/8/2010 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay Donna I have to ask, why are there crumbs in your bed???
 
After the spilling of the Pepsi incident last week I bought a waterproof mattress cover for our bed. It went back to the store this morning cause it would not stay tight enough and got wrinkles in it, no way I could sleep with that. Old one is drying and will go back on the bed tonight.
 
I know I drive DH crazy when it comes to our bedding but I can't help it, wrinkles hurt. I bought some one inch elastic and measured the with of our bed and cut it about half the size and sewed soft rubber hooks on the ends and put it under our mattress and we hook the sides of the sheets to them to keep them tighter. I also have the corner hooks you can buy at Walmart with the same ends on them. Talking about having to be able to bounce a quarter on the sheets.
 
I found some camisoles with built in sports bras on sale last week and got a few so I don't have to wear the torture device called, bras. Wore one yesterday to granddaughters and it was longer than my top so tucked it in my jeans. Got home from visit and had a pain on my side, pulled the camisole out and checked my jeans and nothing there so checked camisole and there was a tag that was causing the pain. shakehead
 
A normal cotton T-shirt isn't soft enough for me anymore so I have been picking up tops when I find them of very soft knit material. Actually, I have gotten some great buys for $3.00 and $5.00 since it is the end of the season and they are cute tops. Going to have a T-shirt throwing away party soon.
 
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Dagger
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   Posted 2/8/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I love hoods because they pull the fabric off the back of my neck. I have shirts, jackets, and sweaters with hoods. I can't layer them though because two hoods are too heavy.

I can't wear my work ID around my neck because it is too heavy no matter what I hang it on. We are supposed to wear them at all times. I tried clipping it to my clothing but it drove me nuts. I could feel it pulling or hanging. Now, my boss allows me to carry it in my hand whenever I am out of my classroom and hang it from a hook inside my room.
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