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A rare neurosensory condition

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 16, 2010
  • 10:48 PM

I'm writing this on behalf of another person.
He had been having weird sensations of sticking to objects he came to touch with (furniture, people and everything else he touches). He describes it like the objects glues him to them. It becomes more sever when he is sweating.
This had been going on since he was 5 years old and he is now 40.
I have been trying to find his symptoms at the site but did not succeed.
Can anyone help please?

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  • That kind of sounds psychological. Unless he is actually "sticky" why should he stick to objects??? If he was sticky... and actually sticking to things, one would expect he would feel "sticky" to others when they touch him. eg on holding his hand or whatever, one would think it would be noticable, that is unless its all in his mind eg psychological
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 04:22 AM
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  • Thank you for your answer. I will try giving you an example: When you feel "pins and needles" in your arms or legs but there are no actual pins and needles pinned to your arms and legs, Does it make your situation psychological?Here is the answer: Paresthesia- an altered sensation reported by the patient in an area where the sensory nerve has been afflicted by a disease or an injury. The patient may report burning, prickling, formication, or other sensations.( http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/paresthesia ) Another example: Phantom limbs- "A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb (even an organ, like the appendix) is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts. Approximately 60 to 80% of individuals with an amputation experience phantom sensations in their amputated limb, and the majority of the sensations are painfull"" V. S. Ramachandran realized that phantom limb sensations could be due to "crosswiring" in the somatosensory cortex, which is located in the postcentral gyrus, and which receives input from the limbs and body"( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_limb ) This was another example of false sensations which are triggered by a neurological condition and not by a psychological condition. Did you ever read the book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by the neurologist Oliver Sacks? I think you will benefit from reading it. It's not that i'm claiming that there are no sensations that originate in a psycological condition (Hallucinations and Delusions on a mental base). To make a long story short, the man is having delusions (and he knows his sensations are false), but delusions can occur on a neurological base or a mental base, and not just on a mental base as you wrote.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 09:59 AM
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  • That kind of sounds psychological. Unless he is actually "sticky" why should he stick to objects??? If he was sticky... and actually sticking to things, one would expect he would feel "sticky" to others when they touch him. eg on holding his hand or whatever, one would think it would be noticable, that is unless its all in his mind eg psychological I wrote "He had been having weird sensations of sticking to objects he came to touch with (furniture, people and everything else he touches)" So yes, he feels sensations of sticking to all objects he touches including other people as I wrote.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 10:21 AM
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  • I don't think he needs to worry about it but there would be homeopathic remedies to match his symptoms. It could be that he has a more highly evolved etheric system and should develop his telekinetic abilities. Or, if he is having a glue like discharge instead of magnetic, the glue would indicate possbily a hormonal/glandular problem, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, tumor of some type..so he should get some blood work done.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 07:51 PM
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