Are we extra-sensitive emotionally?

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Acheybody
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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  Just wonder about this, as I do so many possible reasons our systems go haywire.  I've read that some believe fibromites are over-achievers or perfectionists - well, THAT certainly doesn't apply to me.  But I have been very emotionally sensitive my whole life, and hyper-worried about hurting other people's feelings (to the point where I drive my family batty at times - "Mom!  Don't worry about it!  We'll work it out!") --- sometimes I swear I feel their pain more than they do!  Is anyone else like this?  If so, could it be that over time, this takes a toll on muscles, nerves, and everything else?  Or is this just another bright idea that leads nowhere?? rolleyes  
 
 
  Achey 
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you are just a very compassionate person.  I do find, though, that I cry easier since fibro.  I think the pain plays into this.
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 5/16/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I was always over emotional and as a kid cried at people's birthday parties when they sang
Happy Birthday because I was so happy for that person. I cry at weddings, tearup watching
Hallmark commercials watching someone win an Olympic medal or watching a Baby Story.

I also have shed my share of sad tears too, over personal events and watching or hearing about some catastrophe. Fibro has given me a wide variety of emotions to feel.

My Mom always told me I wear my heart on my sleeve and for the most part I think it's true.

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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steppingstone
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   Posted 5/16/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Achey, like you, I worry about others feelings more than what I do my own. As far as my own feelings go, I have become pretty thick skinned over the years, and they are not easily hurt. I am overly compassionate with others, to the point that I sometimes allow them to take advantage of my kindness. I have gotten better about this over time, but it is still something that I need to work on. I have inconvenienced myself, and sometimes my family members a number of times. This in itself can be a stressor, and can create alot of tension.

I had always considered myself to be far from being a perfectionist. However, I have always had a number of projects around the house that have never been completed. I have thought alot about the reasons for this. Sometimes it has been due to my having pain. However, many times it is because I get caught up in the small details, wanting it to be done right (or perfect). I get so caught up in correcting my perceived mistakes that the project ends up taking far longer than anticipated. Many times, I make the project so overwhelming that I abandon it due to boredom or pure frusteration. I even do this with cleaning. I also have adult ADHD, so distraction is a major problem for me. I can begin a task, need something from another room, walk into the other room, see something else that needs to be done, and totally forget the first task.

KellieJo
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   Posted 5/16/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
On rainy days I seem more emotional than others.......

Nana Monster
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   Posted 5/16/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you're right on this one. I know with the True Calm I don't fly off the handle as fast but do the emotions simmer quite deeply.
Like yesterday I got chewed out for (are you ready for this?) coming to work early and doing my job. It seems they would rather
have someone who comes in late and only does what the job discription is. Well, I was raised to do the best job I could. Maybe
somewhere along the line I've messed up???? Only 10 more years till I can retire....that is if I make it that long.

Acheybody
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   Posted 5/16/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Unbelievable!!
  Achey 
 
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.

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