It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14
bonjovi HB User
sensitive to light touch anyone?

I find myself very sensitive to light feather like touches. They make me jump. I don't always have this, just usually if im overtired or stressed(which is alot) lol. Pressure like touches dont seem to bother me tho. I do have some tender points that are alike like fibromyalgia symptoms. ANd my joints dislocate very easily. Are these syptoms thyroid? Thanks

 
Old 03-21-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Utah
Posts: 901
Angel77 HB User
Re: sensitive to light touch anyone?

Have you sustained a brain injury?? I did 10yrs ago and have many of the same problems. I don't as much to light touch but if my husband is playing with me and pokes me, the pain is enough to make me cringe. It feels like someone socking you in a bruise!

Look up sensory integration dysfunction and it will explain a lot! Your's would be a tactile dysfunction...also can cause sensitivity to heat/cold...I can't even pick up toast out of the toaster without throwing it as fast as I can to the other counter! I've lost more than a few pieces because I've tossed it just a bit too hard!! LOL There's many things that can cause this, but mine is from a head injury...and it doesn't have to be a "severe" one to cause this much damage. Just in case you have sustained one, look up either: closed head injury, diffuse axonal injury, tbi (traumatic brain injury), or post-concussive syndrome....you may be amazed at what you'll find.

I found one sight for braininjury that had charts and graphs that assess every aspect of a head injury, especially the emotional/cognitive deficits.

I too had thyroid probs, had Grave's disease, now hypo post-radiation....so it could be a contributing factor...don't know for sure...I also have narcolepsy and doc said fibro, but I'm fighting him on that one...don't need another label as you can see.

Hopefully this helps, but I guarantee the first will answer all your questions on it. If you have more, holler.

........Angel
__________________
If you don't experience anything bad, you'll never appreciate the good when it comes around!!!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-21-2004, 08:27 PM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14
bonjovi HB User
Re: sensitive to light touch anyone?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angel77
Have you sustained a brain injury?? I did 10yrs ago and have many of the same problems. I don't as much to light touch but if my husband is playing with me and pokes me, the pain is enough to make me cringe. It feels like someone socking you in a bruise!

Look up sensory integration dysfunction and it will explain a lot! Your's would be a tactile dysfunction...also can cause sensitivity to heat/cold...I can't even pick up toast out of the toaster without throwing it as fast as I can to the other counter! I've lost more than a few pieces because I've tossed it just a bit too hard!! LOL There's many things that can cause this, but mine is from a head injury...and it doesn't have to be a "severe" one to cause this much damage. Just in case you have sustained one, look up either: closed head injury, diffuse axonal injury, tbi (traumatic brain injury), or post-concussive syndrome....you may be amazed at what you'll find.

I found one sight for braininjury that had charts and graphs that assess every aspect of a head injury, especially the emotional/cognitive deficits.

I too had thyroid probs, had Grave's disease, now hypo post-radiation....so it could be a contributing factor...don't know for sure...I also have narcolepsy and doc said fibro, but I'm fighting him on that one...don't need another label as you can see.

Hopefully this helps, but I guarantee the first will answer all your questions on it. If you have more, holler.

........Angel
Angel77 Thanks for the reply. I have a question. there was an incident where I fell and hit my head, but I didnt go to the doctor. I landed on my neck. Could something like that cause a minor brain injury or trauma without me knowing. I did have a bad headache afterwards and was dizzy too. Thanks for your help.

 
Old 03-21-2004, 11:56 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 549
bluesnowflake HB User
Re: sensitive to light touch anyone?

I am VERY senstive to touch (light or not) - mostly ticklish. I also have many joint problems, in both shoulders, ankles and wrists. Sometimes my hip and my knee as well. It doesn't hurt like angel's, I just jump at it. And it seems to linger, people LOVE to tickle me to say the least...I've never associated it with thyroid, but I never seem to associate anything with it. I have many oddities about me, it could just be the way I am.

blue

 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:05 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14
bonjovi HB User
Re: sensitive to light touch anyone?

Angel77,
I have a question for you.There was an incident where i fell on my neck and head and I didn't go to the doctor. I had a headache and was dizzy and scared everyone that was there because it was a forceful fall on the neck and I laid there for awhile. Can a fall like that cause a brain injury or trauma to the extent to give me my symptoms? I have always been concerned about it. Thanks so much, I will check out those sites.

 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:25 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,298
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: sensitive to light touch anyone?

Headache and dizziness after a bump on the head are typical signs of mild concussion. Whether that's causing the sensivity to touch is something I don't know anything about.

I have a few tender points myself, but they aren't like those of fibro, which are supposed to be more numerous and symmetrically located in pairs on the body.
Joint problems are very common with hypo... tendinitis, swelling, arthritis-like pain, etc. If your tendons and ligaments are tender and weakened, that might cause the joints to "go out" more easily than normal.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
heightened/sensitive senses? wittynamehere Multiple Sclerosis 2 04-12-2010 02:30 PM
Temporary crown v. sensitive to touch substantia Dental Health 2 07-18-2009 02:57 AM
heartbeat in eyes, circles in vision, light sensitive straw12111 Eye & Vision 24 06-23-2008 08:41 AM
Very sensitive to light daughtry_fan Headaches & Migraines 1 07-07-2006 10:40 AM
Scalp sensitive to the touch joycepaula Headaches & Migraines 5 01-18-2006 11:29 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Levothroid
Levoxyl
Potassium
  Synthroid
Tapazole
Unithroid
Xanax
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



sammy64 (668), midwest1 (631), FinnMaid (312), Reece (225), lisa789 (196), Tree Frog (80), mkgbrook (72), cd37 (56), ladybud (47), Bran'sNana (44)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1005), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:49 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!