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Chellexia

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Does anyone else get a weird feeling in their hands whenever you experience a negative emotion like sadness, guilt, or shame? I often feel a pretty odd feeling in my palms when something negatively affects me. Due to my mental health I tend to feel emotions pretty strongly, and often feel guilt and shame for things I can't even control. I'm just wondering if anyone else has this happen to them.

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    • Ikari

      471d

      It's like a really horrible tingle in my chest, then it feels like a white hot iron pipe is going down my throat. Mental illness kinda does whatever it wants in my experience.

    • Buffering

      471d

      For me it’s a sudden throbbing headache in the front left of my head. My hands tingle and tremble as I try so hard to not go into fight mode.

    • Reddo

      471d

      I feel a similar thing, like my hands are burning like I've put them on a hot stove. Sometimes it's a sharp pain somewhere in my ribs, depends on how bad the panic is. I always hurt some kind of physical way when I'm hurting mentally, it sucks how tied together they are. :(

    • Ikari

      471d

      It's like a really horrible tingle in my chest, then it feels like a white hot iron pipe is going down my throat. Mental illness kinda does whatever it wants in my experience.

    • BeanBetter

      472d

      My pain and my mental health are tied together. I don't think it started out that way but now it is like that 😥

    • AmvenomTomyself

      472d

      For me, it's like a deep, but somehow still sharp ache, beginning in my sinuses, going down the back of my neck, to my broken tail-bone & up the backs of my hands.

    • Motley

      472d

      Numbness or tingling in the extremities, especially the hands, is a pretty common side effect of stress and anxiety. Perhaps its that? I get it and so does my mom and sister.

    • faeryshrooms

      472d

      I tend to get a sharp pain in my right wrist and/or ribs whenever I am feeling a strong, negative emotion. My therapist says it's a way of your body processing negative emotions. It's like the emotional pain becomes physical pain. It can also be connected to PTSD. If you had something negative happen that involved a particular body part, later in life when you experience negative emotions you'll feel pain in that body part. Hope this helps!

      • Chellexia

        472d

        @faeryshrooms it is almost painful. It's odd but this makes sense too. Most of my PTSD is regarding childhood trauma from the age of about 3ish-10 years old. A lot of bad things happened but some I can't remember, thankfully. Thanks for the input. 🙂

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