its really strange, and quite weird. im just posting this to see if anyone else has this.
...i really dont like people touching my wrists. i dont have scars there or anything. but its just the feeling of people touching them, it makes me realise how close my veins are to the surface of my skin. and how easily i could... ...it scares me so much... i cant touch anyone elses wrists either.
does anyone else get this?
if so, how do you overcome it? any suggestions? would be so thankful for them
Nah. I don't get this exactly. I hate when people grab my ankles.. ie. when we are play wresting/fighting. It makes me feel really uncomfortable and I do all I can to make them let go but I don't really have a reason for this. So I don't really have any ideas how to overcome your situation. I think I have read on here about people who do have this problem though, so you are not alone. Is there anyway you can tell people that it makes you feel uncomfortable and you would rather not have them touch you?
I know what you mean. It makes perfect sense. Wrists are one of the most delicate and vulnerable areas of your body and coupled with the SI its no wonder you're more conscious of this than most would be.
There's nothing abnormal about it. You're entitled to feel how you want about your body and people should respect that.
What doesn't kill you can only **** you up for a really really long time...
I hate it if people touch my neck, even more if in the act/game of wanting to suffocate (sp?) me. It's probably cause I have asthma and have experienced numerous breathing problems. My wrists are a different story, I feel very endangered if someone squeezes my wrists.
i feel that way too. i didn't like my wrists touched before i cut but now it's much worse. especially since i had my wrist squeezed once after i had recently cut and it hurt very badly. so now i can't have my wrists touched, it makes them go numb and i feel scared.
i feel you on that..i dont like people to touch or even look at my wrists. mostly because there are many scars and it just makes me feel so vulnerable..like there are about to be 50 million questions asked. to me they are a very sensitive and private part of my body
I hate people touching me when I don't want them to anyway, but I flinch sometimes when people touch my arms, even if there's no cuts on them so they're not sore. I think I see it as a part of me that's most vulnerable if you know what I mean...
I don't like people touching me in general, but now, obviously, it actually hurts when people touch my arms or upper legs. I don't like people touching my ankles for some reason... ok, that is actually a bit weird!
thanks for your responses, its really good to know im not alone in this!
i wanna get over it, as i know its stupid, and i guess it'll take time, although my girlfriend said she'd help me with it. she doesnt really understand, but im incredibly thankful she's supporting me with it.
PMG theres someone else!
I get this excet im actually physically scared of peoples wrists.
I cant stand the sightn of them of other people or myself touching them.
Urgh they feel weird now
And yeh I know wht you mean
I find it very disgusting to touch my wrist or to let someone touch them; I find it disgusting to be touched on any vein.
Sometimes I am a bit paranoid and am afraid that the area near my wrist could be hurt be anything.
P.S.: I find it disgusting to be touched on my ankles, knees and feet, too.
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yeh, my wrists feel disgustingly tingley if someone touches them. its really strange.
i find that rubbing them on my legs helps me sometimes if they are tingley. i dno why.
the other night, i had this thing, verging on a panic attack because of it. i let it get to me too much, and i tried to overcome it by holding onto my wrist... which didnt work at all, and just made me feel worse, cuz i thought it was just me who had this. so thanks for the replies, its really good to know im not the only one
im really ticklish everywhere so it makes me flip out if someone i dont really know touchs my neck/ankles etc.
ohhh i feel odd thinking about it lol.xx
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I can't squeeze my wrists/neck because I hate feeling my own pulse, makes me feel sick, never figured out why. I remember being in primary school and just making up the readings for my heart/pulse rate because I physically couldn't bear to take it myself.
I also can't manage to listen to the sound of a heartbeat (e.g. movies, tv), I get extremely uncomfortable and nauseous if I'm somewhere where it goes on for more than a few minutes.
ok, i dont like other people touching my wrists, and i dont like watching people touching, especially scratching their wrists, but and this is the weird bit, i like stroking my wrists, its like a comfort thing.
I don't like when other people are touching my arms. But I try to bare it even when it hurts, if I tell them not to touch me or remind them of my cuts by saing "ouch", I feel that they never will touch me again. And i must be tuched to survive.