What are you most sensitive to?
September 30, 2009 7:10pm CST
I am sensitive to stress. It literally makes me sick. Back about five or six years ago when I went to start a job in a new location i found myself getting a rash, feeling nauseated, getting headaches and having a bad time with anxiety attacks. I was on a anti-depressant that had, before this, made me feel so happy it was almost uncanny. Yes, it was Paxil. You have probably heard all the bad things that have come out about it recently. About it causing suicides and very bad affects. Well, this was when I plumitted into the darker, deepest depression I have ever been in. I couldn't sleep for days on end, i was bed ridden, nauseated most of the time, had major headaches and even looked into migraine remedies, anxiety attacks all the time. It was horrible. It took me nearly two years to come out of it and get back to some remnant of my normal self. I have been diagnosed with severe depression and since 2006 been on SSDI benefits. I am told I could fall back into this deep darkness again. Scarey stuff boys and girls. No fun! I feel that everyone is 'sensitive' to something. For some it is allergies, others it is skin rashes, others heartburn and/or acid reflux. For some it is mood swings or headaches. What are you sensitive to and do you think there is an underlying reason for it or is it something that runs in your family? Do have certain remedies that help? How long have you had this 'sensitivity'?
• United States
2 Oct 09
I am very sensitive to worrying. I worry too much and start basically planning in my head, and then I worry that the plans won't work out. I guess what helps me is to just try to think it out more. Just think "okay, I'll get this done"... but sometimes I'll think "okay if this happens, I"ll do this", and that's usually out of being angry. I think it would help a whole lot if I learned how to drive, I'm working on studying but I keep getting distracted / I procrastinate. I may be ADD, but either way it's no reason to procrastinate... I think that my husband and I having a separate car will help, and just talking to him or anyone helps too. I've been depressed before, severely but I'm not sure if it's as severe as you have said. I've had attachment disorder before, and there are times when I just want to be around people, but I also don't like being around too many people... lol.
• United States
1 Oct 09
I am also sensitive to stress, celticeagle. I was diagnosed with a nervous stomach in my teens, and since then every time I become stressed about things I exhibit various physical reactions: hives, panic attacks, anxiety, stomach upset, to name a few. A long time ago I thought I might one day grow out of this, but it has not happened. The effects have become somewhat milder as I've aged, but they still cause me a significant amount of distress. I am also bipolar, and life has been anything but simple for me.
• Boise, Idaho
14 Oct 09
I have the same symptoms. Very severe. I was diagnosed with severe depression in 2006 and am now on SSI. My daughter is bi-polar and my granddaughter. I get very bad panic attacks, have a bad time with anxiety and cannot handle stress at all. The affects have worsened with age for me. The bi-polar added on must not be easy for you at all. Do you take a vitamin B complex?
• Holiday, Florida
27 Oct 09
Both myself and my son have been diagnosed in the past 20 yrs with post traumatic stress disorder because of some things that happened during my second marriage. I've had allergies/sensitivity to many meds. so when they tried to put me on anything i've usually said no as long as i possibley can. therefore when the doctor tried putting me on paxil, i said no.even when my son took it for a while and recommended it. since then, hes regreted it so i've been even more glad i didnt take it. i've managed to survive through an awful lot without any nerve meds. last time i took an antibiotic tho, i broke out just like you did. i even had hives on the bottom of my feet. nearly killed me.