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Too sensitive--need help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2007
  • 06:11 PM

Long story as to WHY I've become so sensitive, but I'm SO SENSITIVE in the past few months that the LITTELIST THINGS set me off.

What happens is that I end up RUNNING (literally) to the bathroom to PUKE in the toilet...several pukes even!

This puking is triggered by being "sensitive" at things, anything from the super-gross to the stupid!! Examples: I take my dog out to poddy & I see & smell the poddy sitting there--then I pick it up & notice how soft & mushy it is, & the smell gets WORSE (at this point I'm VERY LUCKY if I make it to the toilet in time to puke!!); another example, I just cleaned out my nose (I have allergies & it clogs up ALOT) & I pulled out (hope this ISNT too gross!...sorry) a huge piece of bloodied snot---this one set me off!! Another example of how STUPID this has gotten, is when I get up evey morning my hair (which is long) dangles on the sides of my face---sorry, but THAT sets me off too, because I always get thoughts of the hair getting into my mouth (things in my mouth set me off BIG TIME!!)--because of this "hair issue", I'm forced to immediately put my hair up in a tie when I get out of bed in hopes that if it's off my face I wont hurl peas everywhere!!; another example, this "hair thing" becomes an issue when I have to pull out hair that somehow my dog has gotten into her mouth--well, the last time I had to pull out "hair" from her mouth I RAN (not walked) to the toilet & PUKED several times!!!

This is OUT OF CONTROL. Gross things NEVER used to make me react this way, much less "hair in someones mouth"!! AHHHH!! (scream in frustration).

It's psychologically caused. I know it. The only thing I could think of to help rid it was to just tell myself "Don't puke, that's an overreaction! DONT DO IT!!"---so far, I've been puking anyway!

I'm SICK of puking everytime I turn around!! (no pun intended).

If you have any advice, please let me know.

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  • Are you taking any drugs? have you ever taken meth? Pot? Sorry to ask, but often these drugs can cause paranoia and craziness...are you on any western medications? How is your diet? What do you eat? Do you take supplements? Any history of eating disorders? Sorry for all the questions, but it'll help to know more...DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 05:30 AM
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  • No, I've never done drugs of any sort, not even alcohol or cigarettes.Supplements- only a baby aspirin 81 m.g. & a mutil-vitamin.Diet-normal, except I'm lactose intolerant so I dont get diary. Sugar products, very little-dont like it that much (same with junk food).I know WHY you ask for this info. But, what you DONT know is that this "sensitivity" came as a result of an EVENT I experienced--for lack of a better description, that EVENT gave me post-traumatic-stress sort of, where anything that's "gross" makes me ill now.Medications I'm on: AZMACORT (an inhaler for asthma).Anyway, it's that EVENT that started it all--I was fine before then. It came from that EVENT, nothing "outside me" like drugs, medicines, foods, environmental reactions, etc.That EVENT I'm referring to was "gross" it put "things" in my mind that I've never even thought of before then. It's like witnessing a horrible murder--once you've seen & felt the experience, it changes you so that you are now "sensitive" to things that remind you of it (in my case, that EVENT was where something "gross" kept happening to me PERSONALLY. Because it was "so gross" at the time, my reaction was both emotional & physical--it kept making me PUKE).This EVENT I'm referring to was not only "gross & sickening", it involved "something being in my mouth everytime"--so, when it started off, my sensitivity included ANYTHING that involved "things that were in my mouth"--I couldnt even take a vitamin back then without it being "in my mouth" & the thought of THAT made me ILL, however I can NOW take my pills OK. In fact, I've been so sensitive, that when I got up in the morning the thought of having "food in my mouth" (there's that "mouth" issue again) got my stomache turning--I had a hard time eating my 1st meal. I've even been so bad that even a graphic memory recall of something I've puked over will make me puke again!! I've even been so "sensitive" that I had to STOP watching AMERICAS FUNNIEST VIDEOS because the last 2 times they showed some kids with "snot" hanging out of their noses & people were laughing up a storm--needless to say I ran to the tiolet & PUKED!! So, you see, "gross things making me ill" is the COMMON THEME here ("common theme", meaning this sensitivity of "being "grossed out by things & puking" is EXACTLY what I did during that EVENT that happened to me!)--can't be a "coincidence".So, that EVENT made me react this way..nothing else.I don't know if I can explain it better.bye
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 03:43 PM
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  • oops..forgot to answer your question about the eating disorders..no, never had that either.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 03:47 PM
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  • Asthma medications usually work by suppressing the immune system- of course your immune system is out of whack. This that you mention has happened to me recently- simple things would make me gag just by smelling them, and my face turned colors and I had to throw up. Most of the time I felt like throwing up- but it did not happen. I found myself running from things as if I was been chased by a bear. Yeah I made myself so exhausted, my stress level would go off for no apparent reason.Hmm I doubt you find a doctor that help you out with this one- your immune system is messed up and it takes work to restore it.Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin C, Quercetin can really help. Avoid wheat and oils, except cold press olive oil and coconut oil (unheated). All the other oils contian toxins and Omega 6- which debilitates the immune system.There are many books on alternative medicine, there is also good acupuncture for immune conditions, there is NAET, and NEAT.Best
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 04:10 PM
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  • Just wanted mention something about my diet...from December till 2 and half weeks ago, I was primarily eating ONLY "meat sandwiches" (I forgot this part). I was eating that way because I was VERY UPSET over medcal problems I've had & some of which I STILL have. I don't know if sticking to only "meat sandwiches" for nearly 2 months can do that. ??Also, unregistered, my medical problems never involved problems with the immune system. Although, till late last year, I was on mental health drugs which I'm NOT ON ANYMORE--they do take "time" to get out of the system, & that means it won't be "out of my system" until about mid-to-late Febraury. I KNOW some mental pills can cause "funny side effects"--I was on bipolar medicine & anti-psychotics. If it's an effect from the pills, I guess I'll have to wait-it-out till my system rids the pills & my system has time to "normalize" again.Now, you all have me wondering..maybe it's not some "post traumatic stress"-type thing...hmmmm...Here's MORE info on my medication history: I was eventually taken off the bipolar medcation (they had tried a few) because of a "side-effect" (speaking of side-effects!)--the side effect was that I had constant diareha so bad that I had go to the emergency room for i.v.'s of fluids cause my body couldnt replace the fuilds I was losing! I think I'm running out of space...more to follow in my NEXT POST...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 04:35 PM
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  • (cont....) I was also on varied anti-psychotics (for voice in my head & believing things that arent true). They tried one pill after another, which all FAILED. Anyway, I've read on a hand-out they once gave me that at least ONE of those anti-psychotics can actually give you a side-effect of "thinking impairment"!! So, "thinking impairment" is what I'd call being "sensitive"! The LAST DRUG I was on was an anti-psychotic called SEROQUEL (this is one that's STILL in my system till Febuary sometime!). It gets my thinking "Maybe Seroquel has that side-effect too, about the 'thinking impairment'"??? Interesting...this "sensitivty" or "thinking impairment" DID start while I was on 2 drugs in my system back them "Abilify (an anti-psychotic, but also has bipolar properties) & Seroquel (an anti-psychotic).Since I was so side-effect sensitive to the bipolar pills they took me of, it makes me think this could be the SAME issue with this anti-psychotic SEROQUEL that's still in me. GEEZE!!When I logoff here, I'm going to get on the internet & research Seroquel about it's side-effects. I'ts PROBABLY like those I mentioned before where they gave me some paper about it (referring to at least 1 anti-psychotic that can give you "thinking impairment").I can't tell you how GLAD I am that you've replied & have given me something to shoot for! No wonder I thought it was kinda weird for me to "react" in a sensitive way to an EVENT that occurred! (not that you know this, but that EVENT I kept referring to was where those "voices in my head" were telling me that they put SNOT in my mouth & I could FEEL it there, plus, because of the "believing things you usually dont issue" I BELIEVED it to be REAL back then). That EVENT that occurred was caused by the "voices" I was getting back then--it DID strike me as ODD that after the "voices" had stopped that I would CONTINUE to have an issue with the subject of "gross things" (I guess I just ASSUMED it was from that EVENT)--in other words, I had FORGOTTEN about the hand-outs I got about the side-effects of that anti-psychotic pill. GEE-if you hadn't mentioned "medications", I would've continued to FORGET all about the "side-effects" possibility!!!Better logoff for now, have to look up SEROQUEL.Bye.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 04:56 PM
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  • Asthma is an immune system disease- all of those psychiatric drugs work by shotting down the immune system. In the other hand, I was eating lots of pot roast dishes and pot roast sandwiches right before my immune system went bananas. When I went to the emergency room, I was told I had "panic attacks". But it was not so, I had endotoxemia and that's why I felt a bit suicidal as well.At the time I was taking tylenol once every month and claritin or benadryl for allergies. I was loaded in toxins.Try taking 750mg of vitamin C- it helps a lot to detoxify.Take Care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 05:15 PM
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  • I've just done my internet research on "side-effects of seroquel"...gee, guess what?! YOU GUESSED IT!!!Here's what I found out: seroquel can cause unusual moods, altered mental states, can impair judgement & thinking, can give you mental and/or emotional changes, & thinking impairment.This ALL sounds like ME!!Well at least I now know what the #$RG happened!!thanx again people!!!p.s. about that immune system problem, that could be a factor as well!! thanx!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 08:09 PM
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  • hi, i really hope this is as simple as a reaction to a drug;however,like many people i have a sort pf free floating ,scientific interest in eating disorders(i am not a sufferer)it is just that they cause so much misery and that so little is known about their causes,it is one of my constant,"back burner"interests.so i was much taken with the response connecting your problem with eating disorders.,it is a connection which accords with aspects of my own thinking.revulsion and disgust have been the only "themed "observations which i havebeen able to make in association with the problem,with objects similar in nature to those which you specify.(fritz perls--a name you dont hear much of these days--))mentions what he calls "the mobilisation of disgust"---strike a chord?as the bodys metaphor for an opinion,belief,or other material ,which the organism(all of you!)finds incompatible with its integrity.he means i think an opinion or belief which once repelled you ---or the presence of a person!--and which you have now accepted.(or whom!)for me it is a migraine attack,culminating in vomiting,(!)which is my early warning of"something wicked this way comes!"but for you it is generalised.dont let any of this interfere with your enquiries elsewhere,obviously.,but your choice of vocabulary here is interesting."sensitive"?to what?the meaning of the metaphor please!-----some reading--"ego,hunger and aggression" by fritz perls,i think my source for this idea.not his best but his first! i also recall milton h erikson--the mighty hypnotist--(he of"do you want to go into a trance now,or in a few moments?")dealing with someting like this by extolling the wonderful self protective mechanisms of excretion,and how they keep the person safe from poisons;but i wouldnt do anything like that and if i did,it would just be a suggestion! you can wake up now!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 31, 2007
    • 09:24 PM
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  • It sounds to me as if you need to speak with your PCP or primary care provider. He/she will help you out finding what is wrong. Please call ASAP if you haven't already. I am actually at work right now at a major hospital in the NorthEast and we deal with "weird" calls all the time. Please don't hesitate to call.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2009
    • 10:42 PM
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  • It seems to me that you need to disclose the''Event'' that triggered this.By talking about it you likely can defuse it,and,yes,it sounds like PTSD.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 4, 2009
    • 01:33 PM
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