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14 Jan 2009, 10:12 pm

I can't stand having dry skin on my hands. I have to lotion up after every hand washing. I hate touching things that will dry them out.
I also can't stand sticking my hands in dishwater. Just the thought of touching something gooey in there is too much for me.

My god, I hate a ringing telephone!! It's like it's shocking to hear. I am immediately upset at whoever called.



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14 Jan 2009, 10:22 pm

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I can't stand having dry skin on my hands. I have to lotion up after every hand washing. I hate touching things that will dry them out.
I also can't stand sticking my hands in dishwater. Just the thought of touching something gooey in there is too much for me.

My god, I hate a ringing telephone!! It's like it's shocking to hear. I am immediately upset at whoever called.


Wow, all of that describes me sooo well.

Working in fast food, my hands would dry to the point of bleeding.



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14 Jan 2009, 10:30 pm

Isthisreal wrote:
I can't stand having dry skin on my hands. I have to lotion up after every hand washing. I hate touching things that will dry them out.
I also can't stand sticking my hands in dishwater. Just the thought of touching something gooey in there is too much for me.

My god, I hate a ringing telephone!! It's like it's shocking to hear. I am immediately upset at whoever called.


Ugh, me too! I have a patch of dry skin on my hand that is driving me mad. I can't put any cream on it because I have broken skin from where I scratched last night. I can only use a few creams too. I've got very sensitive skin.
I really hate sticking my hands in dishwater, but wearing gloves is no better. After I wash the dishes I make sure I wash my hands with the soap in the bathroom, with clean water and make sure I don't dry them too much. I also hate when food ends up in dishwater, ew, and the smell of meat while washing a pot or pan.

I hate some phone rings. The one my doctor has is particularly annoying. My phone at home sounds more like a bird squawking but I've gotten used to it.

I was in a supermarket today and the many faces and noises were making me feel ill, to the point where my vision blurred, despite wearing glasses. My legs were also moving in an odd way. It's also an extremely hot day today, so that may have made it worse.



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14 Jan 2009, 10:50 pm

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but wearing gloves is no better.


I actually did some research on the sense of touch, inevitably by reading national geographic, I found that becuase of how touch works, your hands still experience the sensations through the gloves. For example "wet" is a combintion of cold and higher pressure than air pressure. Those two things give you a feeling of wetness. Warm water doesn't have the same feeling of wetness. If you take a cold spoon and put it on someone who does not see the spoon, they will think you put water on them. I also hate the wet hands thing, and noone understands that. I have had some of these issues since I was a kid, and mostly only recently learned how to start verbalizing them. Anyways, because you can still feel temperature and pressure through gloves, you still actually feel the water.



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14 Jan 2009, 11:37 pm

Padium wrote:
pensieve wrote:
but wearing gloves is no better.


I actually did some research on the sense of touch, inevitably by reading national geographic, I found that becuase of how touch works, your hands still experience the sensations through the gloves. For example "wet" is a combintion of cold and higher pressure than air pressure. Those two things give you a feeling of wetness. Warm water doesn't have the same feeling of wetness. If you take a cold spoon and put it on someone who does not see the spoon, they will think you put water on them. I also hate the wet hands thing, and noone understands that. I have had some of these issues since I was a kid, and mostly only recently learned how to start verbalizing them. Anyways, because you can still feel temperature and pressure through gloves, you still actually feel the water.

Wow, that's very interesting.

People don't understand my sensory issues or believe them because I always kept quiet about them. Now that I know why they're there I don't keep it to myself anymore.



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14 Jan 2009, 11:50 pm

When I was a child I couldn't stand it to have dirty hands. This isn't a problem anymore as long as the dirt is in some way still wet.

I can't stand it when

  • someone is eating something crunchy out of a plastic bag (e.g. potato chips).
  • someone pats me on the back
  • someone blows their nose...
  • my doorbell rings. It's an annoying buzzing sound.
  • the telephone rings
  • people close their car doors with as much force as they can manage. Especially when I am still inside.
  • someone uses an electric or gasoline powered lawn mower
  • I hear muffled voices (like from a far away TV)



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14 Jan 2009, 11:55 pm

i can't concentrate when my hands are dry. it's like a mosquito flying near my ear.

people eating and slurping things reeeaaallly bothers me. i have to leave the room when someone is eating because i feel i might explode.

the word ointment angers me. the sound of it just...gah!

the sound of a person passing gas makes my fist clench and my mind whirl

when people keep their shoes on when they are inside of a relaxing living area(for example, a home). it makes me feel anxious. also, hearing shoes clapping and clomping in the house is a bother.

when something drop on the ground. so annoying. so loud.


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15 Jan 2009, 12:38 am

Back on dishwashing: what really causes me pain is after I do the dishes and I can still fell the soap on my hands. Also, I find my face starts to itch like crazy, as if ants are running across it. It does this even though no part of my face comes into contact with the water.
Make the pain stop :(



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15 Jan 2009, 1:00 am

I hate the sounds of TV's that aren't on any channel and florescent light bulbs (in fact I made a thread about this in Members Only discussion).

I hate when many people are talking at once in a classroom while I'm trying to work on the subject material.

Wet hands bother me, and I need to dry them off after washing them.

I have very sensitive skin and eczema.

I hate when people come up and touch me w/o warning or permission.

I can sense changes in humidity and air pressure in my sinuses...summer is a terrible season for me.



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15 Jan 2009, 1:17 am

People whispering really bothers me, too. I don't know why, it just irritates me.

Also, I have no idea how many alarm clocks I've thrown at the wall for various reasons. There's something about me being asleep and jarred awake by static (I can never get it to go to an actual station) that sends me into "KILL!" mode. Then one year for Christmas I got one that plays a CD instead of that horrible buzzing or static option, so that's cool.



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15 Jan 2009, 10:40 am

I yeah, soap! I hate the smell of soap.

Also, the sound of people breathing through their nose... Not sure if I said that already.



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15 Jan 2009, 12:35 pm

I forgot to mention some others:

When I was younger, my mother could talk to me nonstop for 45 minutes or more. She would constantly shift from one subject to another on unimportant things. The constant noise drove me nuts!! I was chewed out if I complained about it.

Also, I can't stand it if someone is trying to talk to me while I am trying to read something. It's just incredibly irritating, especially if they can see that I am trying to read.

People whispering bothers me too. I think it's the fact that they have to get really close to me to whisper. The feeling of their warm breath on my ear feels disgusting too.

And basically any very loud and surprising noise immediately pisses me off.



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15 Jan 2009, 12:43 pm

Finding things too cute. It's as simple as that.

I'm also terrifed by the idea of sex (in fact...it's kinda led to other phobias, too...). There's probably other things, too...i just can't think of them now....



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15 Jan 2009, 1:38 pm

DeLoreanDude wrote:

Also, the sound of people breathing through their nose... Not sure if I said that already.

It's weird about nose breathing. Snoring bothers me a lot but what bothers me more is people who don't snore but breathe loudly through their noses when they sleep. I just wish they'd snore instead.

Soft snoring bothers me way more than loud snoring. I think it's that way for a lot of noises where slight noise is worse than really loud.



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15 Jan 2009, 1:40 pm

MizLiz wrote:
DeLoreanDude wrote:

Also, the sound of people breathing through their nose... Not sure if I said that already.

It's weird about nose breathing. Snoring bothers me a lot but what bothers me more is people who don't snore but breathe loudly through their noses when they sleep. I just wish they'd snore instead.

Soft snoring bothers me way more than loud snoring. I think it's that way for a lot of noises where slight noise is worse than really loud.


Yes, I feel exactly the same way!



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15 Jan 2009, 3:35 pm

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I have a couple odd ones. CRT monitors at 60 Hz make my eyes hurt.


That doesn't seem odd to me at all. I absolutely cannot stand a CRT monitor at 60 Hz. Even 75 Hz annoys me but I can tolerate it.