This might sound a little weird, but does anyone else's body register scratching through clothing as pain? Like, if I have an itch on my leg, and I scratch over my jeans (not hard, just regular scratching you would do for an itch), about half the time something goes wrong along the line from the body part to my brain and instead of relief I get a few seconds of searing agony.
Googling it doesn't turn up much beyond this r/NoStupidQuestions interaction:
Which uh, those responses don’t seem very in the spirit of no stupid questions.
A few other things: it doesn’t bruise or come up in a rash, it starts about half a second after I scratch and lasts maybe 10 to 20 seconds, it doesn’t do it every time - maybe not even half the time because I don’t notice when a scratch doesn’t do it so much, but it happens at least a dozen times a day.
I am assuming it is overstimulated nerves or my brain being confused because it expects a scraping/scratch feeling and instead gets basically just pressure, and that it responds to this confusion by basically screaming briefly, but the people I have mentioned it to IRL have had no idea what I was talking about.
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I already went on about this mildly on Twitter but does anyone else have this thing where you feel something in your food Once and from then on your brain won't let you eat that thing normally
With some of the soup we get that I eat it has okra in it that has little seeds and bits and like. One single time I felt a stringy bit in the soup and my brain was like "There's hair in your soup" and I couldn't eat it anymore and I kept thinking the little seeds looked like little teeth so now when I try to eat it I have to get rid of every little stringy bit or else I'm gonna think there's hair in it and I try to avoid the seeds because I think they look like little teeth
I don't know if it's just a sensory issue thing or what but it's Icky and not helping the fact that I'm bad at eating
I'm thinking it's sensory issues since Alex has it too but it's kinda different for achill,, like achi's had times where achi'd eat something soft or somethin and there would be a hard/crunchy bit and achi couldn't eat it anymore but for me it's like that but it's my brain specifically saying "There's x in your food" and it persists every time I try to eat said specific food