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Old 09-19-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Question What is this??

ive always had some weirdy habit, i blink hard, twitch my nose, crack and pop lots of muscles and the list could go on. i notice that i blink hard when im exited or nervous.

the new thing this week tho is coughing...i suppose u could call it. i cant tell if i have an actual cough or its something else-anxiety wise. its like having a tickly cough-when really there is nothing in my throat and i dont need to cough. i just get waves of it through my throat, making me stop in mid sentence and like heave or sumthing, i cant talk-it looks actually more like i have a stutter and am trying to force the words out. ive had this before and my mom told me i was being stupid, it was another one of my weird habits, but i cudnt help it, i really felt a wave in my throat, sometimes id cough either unconsciously or just needing to. i cant explain it.i have to rush throught sentences at times so i can say what im trying too wihtout having one of these waves. i was thinking maybe its due to the fact i start my new University in 4 days,i dont know anyone and am naturally shy and nervous really, but im not that worried at the moment. im more exited i think-not anxious. is it one of them things were you dont know you are anxious consciously-or just a cough?? any of you experienced this, can you help please, thanx xox.

 
Old 09-19-2006, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: What is this??

I have those kinds of habits too, they're very annoying. I notice that mine act up if i'm in a stressfull situation...whether it's a happy sort of stress of an anxious one.

 
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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Re: What is this??

I recently posted a thread about "odd habit burts". Ever since my anxiety, I've noticed that I develop the most bizarre habits that come and go, and sometimes Ill do it for two days and never do it again. About a month ago I blinked tightly non stop it actually messed up my vision for a week. I still have this habit, and probably always will since I've had it all my life just never this much. I've noticed that my habits relate to illnesses that I think I "have". ie: If a symptom involves the throat, I swallow a lot for no reason, and I am doing some weird thing with my throat (and have been for about two weeks now and it really hurts) where I move it until I can feel the bone (if its called that) do some weird motion. I cannot explain it. Another is I move my neck back and forth to check if it cracks, because I have a brain malformation that causes neck popping/cracking. I have many other habits as well, but are very mild. I also developed a weird abdominal flexing type habit, like quick strains as if you were going to the bathroom. My final one is the opening and closing of my jaw. This is because I got my wisdom teeth extracted in June, and ever since Ive been checking to make sure my jaw is okay, even though I know it is.

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Old 09-20-2006, 07:40 AM   #4
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Hey! i noticed alot in common from youre posts. i too do that abdominal flex of muscles, i also do it in my feet. i tense muscles in my arms for a length of time then let go or i lock my arms and legs out straight. and about throat noises i have a catalogue of those-its heard to explain i know, there arent any word to tell how you do it-it just happens. are you on any anxiety medication. this habit stuff doesnt hold me back-it just looks weird and people have asked what is wrong with my eyes cos i wont stop blinking. the only other anxity probelms i have is shyness, i think too hard about everything and have low self esteem. what do you think??? xox

 
Old 09-20-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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No, I am not on any anxiety medication. My family and freidns have asked me in the past why I am blinking so hard and often, and I just tell them that they're dry. Of course, this is not true. I have a little bit of social anxiety as well, I get nervous in simple conversations even with the closest of friends.

 
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