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Old 11-24-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
Josh90 Josh90 is offline
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Possible nerve damage/compression - need advice


I have bad anxiety when I'm out in public, a psychological problem where I'm in public and am walking past people. To combat this anxiety I like to make up scenarios in my mind that they are looking at me because I'm good looking or unique looking, it's slightly arrogant but it gives me a good feeling. The feeling is one of excitement and pleasure. When I'm doing this I get a shiver/goosebumps/tingling feeling down the side of my face, also my muscles tense up, I stop breathing and my heart rate increases. The feeling that strangers are admiring me is such a high sometimes I do it on purpose.

The downside to this is I'm beginning to notice side effects
  • My fingertips, lips, cheeks and back of head go numb and tingling, I have pain in my fingertips is and the pain is sometimes very intense, this lasts for several days
  • Food and drink tastes bland
  • My breathing pattern is way off, I feel out of breath and it feels like I have to manually breath where befofe it felt automatic and I didn't have to think about it.
  • I also have a itching sensation on parts of my body, when I go scratch it will go away but I won't feel the good sensation you feel when you scratch an itch, its just numb.
  • My typing speed has decreased a bit.
  • My eyesight and hearing seems to have decreased also

What is going on? I do this several times a day if I'm in public

I'm starting to think I have damaged my nerves.

Last edited by Josh90; 11-24-2012 at 05:44 AM.

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