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XSara
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03 Jun 2019, 3:00 am

I want to compare what everybody who has alexithymia has to say on this.
Answer to these questions with NEVER,SOMETIMES,OFTEN, VERY OFTEN, ALWAYS
Question n. 8 contains an additional exercize.

1)How often do you redirect your attention from the external world and what you're doing, to your body?

2)How often are you capable of feeling hunger long before you hear a noise in your stomach that signals it?

3)How often are you capable of discerning when you have to go to the bathroom, before you feel like your bladder is very much about to explode?

4)How often are you sensitive to temperature?

5)How often can you hear the heartbeat in your ears when you have a fever?

6)How often do you understand it on your own that you have a fever before somebody else tells you that you have it?

7)When you do sports do you notice that you're too tired to continue? How often?

8 ) How often can you feel your heartbeat at rest, in your chest, without touching it?

Additional exercize (viewtopic.php?p=4681080):

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Step 1: Set a stopwatch for a minute, and focus on feeling your heartbeat. Count how many heartbeats you feel, and write the number down.

Step 2: Set a stopwatch for one minute and press your index and middle finger on the artery just below your thumb. Count the heartbeats you feel that way.

Step 3: Wait two minutes, then do step two again.

Step 4: Take the average of your two regular pulse measurements (steps 2 & 3) and then calculate:

1 - (estimated heartbeat - average pulse)/average pulse

Ignore the plus or minus, what matters is how far off you were. If you got .80 or higher, you have good interoception. A score between .60 and .79 is moderately good, and a score under .60 means poor interoception.


9)How often can you feel that you actually have tachycardia when you're anxious?

10)How often do you ignore your physical sensations?

11)How often do you feel full after eating?

12)How often do you forget to drink or eat?

13)How often are you thirsty while you eat?

14)When somebody coughs, does seeing them make you cough too?

15)How often do you feel the nausea, or do you skip it and feel immediately like you want to trow up?

16)How often do your emotions produce facial expressions?

17)How often do you confuse hunger with something else?



nick007
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08 Jun 2019, 12:34 pm

I think I have alexithymia some :arrow:

1)How often do you redirect your attention from the external world and what you're doing, to your body? :arrow: I would guess Often

2)How often are you capable of feeling hunger long before you hear a noise in your stomach that signals it? :arrow: Very Often

3)How often are you capable of discerning when you have to go to the bathroom, before you feel like your bladder is very much about to explode? :arrow: Always

4)How often are you sensitive to temperature? :arrow: Very Often

5)How often can you hear the heartbeat in your ears when you have a fever? :arrow: Don't know cuz I very seldom get fevers

6)How often do you understand it on your own that you have a fever before somebody else tells you that you have it? :arrow: Always

7)When you do sports do you notice that you're too tired to continue? How often? :arrow: Yes, Always

8 ) How often can you feel your heartbeat at rest, in your chest, without touching it? :arrow: Never in my chest but I feel it in my head sometimes

Additional exercize (viewtopic.php?p=4681080): :arrow: I can not feel my heartbeat that way

9)How often can you feel that you actually have tachycardia when you're anxious? :arrow: Very Often

10)How often do you ignore your physical sensations? :arrow: Sometimes

11)How often do you feel full after eating? :arrow: Sometimes but that's usually after I ate too much. I tend to binge-eat

12)How often do you forget to drink or eat? :arrow: Never

13)How often are you thirsty while you eat? :arrow: Always while eating meals but only sometimes when I'm eating a light snack

14)When somebody coughs, does seeing them make you cough too? :arrow: No

15)How often do you feel the nausea, or do you skip it and feel immediately like you want to trow up? :arrow: Always

16)How often do your emotions produce facial expressions? :arrow: Often but people sometimes misread my facial expressions & think I'm feeling something other than what I'm feeling

17)How often do you confuse hunger with something else? :arrow: Never


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SaveFerris
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08 Jun 2019, 1:14 pm

1)How often do you redirect your attention from the external world and what you're doing, to your body? SOMETIMES

2)How often are you capable of feeling hunger long before you hear a noise in your stomach that signals it? NEVER ( Some meds make me binge eat not relating to hunger )

3)How often are you capable of discerning when you have to go to the bathroom, before you feel like your bladder is very much about to explode? OFTEN

4)How often are you sensitive to temperature? SOMETIMES

5)How often can you hear the heartbeat in your ears when you have a fever? ALWAYS

6)How often do you understand it on your own that you have a fever before somebody else tells you that you have it? SOMETIMES

7)When you do sports do you notice that you're too tired to continue? How often? SOMETIMES

8 ) How often can you feel your heartbeat at rest, in your chest, without touching it? Can't feel it now , don't know about other times.

Additional exercize (viewtopic.php?p=4681080) Can't feel my heartbeat at rest

9)How often can you feel that you actually have tachycardia when you're anxious? NEVER

10)How often do you ignore your physical sensations? NEVER

11)How often do you feel full after eating? OFTEN

12)How often do you forget to drink or eat? OFTEN

13)How often are you thirsty while you eat? NEVER

14)When somebody coughs, does seeing them make you cough too? SOMETIMES

15)How often do you feel the nausea, or do you skip it and feel immediately like you want to trow up? SOMETIMES

16)How often do your emotions produce facial expressions? SOMETIMES ( but only core emotions )

17)How often do you confuse hunger with something else? OFTEN


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