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Sensitive to be touched?/ Shiver and pain in the back?

By Anonymous May 21, 2018 - 1:10am
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I had a physical check up and my body was reacting strangely. When the doctor touched my belly, I shiver for a moment or felt my body got up for that second. My doctor noticed that but just asking me if that hurt me but I said no. It felt uncomfortable and at same time as if it was ticklish but not feeling to laugh and it hurt little bit as she kept pressing around my belly. Then the doctor checked my legs, my legs were shaking for little bit... The doctor was asking me if I was okay because of those reactions I was getting.. I didn't tell her anything but just yes I was okay because I wanted the check up to pass because this check up was for getting a job, applicant check up. I told her I was okay, just because I wanted the whole check up to finish and this discomfort to end. This makes me anxious/afraid about future what if I'd be in a relationship and I'd react this way to my partner... It'd be too uncomfortable and embarrassing, I really hate the feeling. It is something I can't control.

I had back problems previously and my nerves were not well for a while, can this be a reason behind this? Are my nerves still not well? I also get shiver and pain in my back at same time when I see a wound and blood, needles, I never got this before I had back and nerves problems and sometimes I'd feel dizzy too. My doctor recommended me to get a massage before but I never did because I would react this way or worse because massaging means almost touching each inch of the body.

Is there a way or medicine to calm this reaction? Is there a way to feel find comfort with the way I was reacting?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

It sounds like you may have anxiety about close physical contact. I know a couple of people who hate to be touched - one had a psychological reason due to have being abused in the past. Others simply don't like to be touched in general for myriad of reasons.
This aversion you have may cause problems moving on...as you mentioned, a romantic relationship or doctors visits - even physical therapy. Have you considered therapy (counseling) to see what may be going on?


May 21, 2018 - 4:17am
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Hi, thanks for your reply. So, it doesn't actually deal with nerves at all? No, I haven't considered that before.

May 21, 2018 - 7:40am
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