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Posted: 10/25/2004 9:20:14 PM EST
I was thinking about this... I have noticed that when I am overtired or stressed, my eye twitches (LOL... I am thinking of the Captain in the Pink Pather .. Clouseau's boss) NOT THAT BAD THOUGH!!! And then I was wondering about the movie "There's Something About Mary" where "Woogie" just started breaking out in blisters and a rash... any one else show physical signs of stress and how?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:25:13 PM EST
I heard it causes flat spots on your head....

MT
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:28:29 PM EST
Lack of sleep is a major cause of stress.

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Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:30:37 PM EST
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've gone through several periods in my life where stress caused all sorts of weird physcial responses.

Came damn near getting a ulcer when I was burried alive at work, competing for a promotion and the then wife was in her thrid trimester. Energy level dropped to zero, had a hyper-sensitive stomach, couldn't sleep and finally went to the Dr. when I projectile vomited about 10 seconds after drinking a glass of orange juice. Put me on some meds to calm my over-active tummy, I withdrew my name from the promotion and generally learned how not to worry about shit I had no control over.

A few times in my life I've had the eye twitch thing so bad I DID look like Chief Inspector Dreyfus.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:32:47 PM EST
I got an ulcer once
My left eye twitches when I am tired and over worked.
But I get the chills (almost a cold sweat) when I am Extremely tired!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:33:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ratters:
Lack of sleep is a major cause of stress.





Oh crap... here it comes... three things I am ALWAYS sure of in life.

1. Wife says NO
2. Old Faithful will erupt on time
3. Ratters abuses me because the hours I keep.

(I know he is right but I WILL NEVER ADMIT IT!!!!!)
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:34:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:35:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:36:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By GC456:
I got an ulcer once



Ulcers are caused by bacteria not stress. Stress can cause acid build up which irritates the ulcer causing people to believe that the ulcer is caused by stress.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:36:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:37:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 9:38:52 PM EST by DrFrige]

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
1. Wife says NO
2. Old Faithful will erupt on time



Are those two related?



DOH!!!!!!!!!!


I must clarify... I mean about bringing new guns in the house... Now I re-read it and I can see how that MAY be taken out of context!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:39:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 9:40:24 PM EST by sleepdr]
I tend to think that the mind/body interactions are much more complex than we like to believe. One of my mentors said, "When the body is sick, the mind sympathizes; and when the mind is sick, the body sympathizes."

One example: there seems to be a correlation with type A personalities and an increased risk of heart attack.

Never really had a bad case of the Woogies, though I've seen acne flareups in times of stress.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:40:25 PM EST
for sure, when my ex is stressed out her knuckels drag on the ground . i have a boss whos so fuckin fat the guy prolly cant even clean the shit off his ass and hes always cranky more so just after commin out of the john . (i just laugh to myself, i hate the fucker.)my boy gets pimples when he stresses. me , i dont stress .



688
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:40:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sukebe:

Originally Posted By GC456:
I got an ulcer once



Ulcers are caused by bacteria not stress. Stress can cause acid build up which irritates the ulcer causing people to believe that the ulcer is caused by stress.




You are correct... I should have stated that when I got stressed out, It felt like I swallowed an 8oz glass of "Alien" acid blood! Not fun!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:40:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Ratters:
Lack of sleep is a major cause of stress.





Oh crap... here it comes... three things I am ALWAYS sure of in life.

1. Wife says NO
2. Old Faithful will erupt on time
3. Ratters abuses me because the hours I keep.

(I know he is right but I WILL NEVER ADMIT IT!!!!!)



And of course the irony that I'm always awake to give you crap about it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:42:17 PM EST
I curse and yell at people when I am stressed
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:45:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
I curse and yell at people when I am stressed



Thats my problem! I dont yell at people... bottle that shit up. Bought a dog to just kick when I come home. Dog ended up beating the crap out of me instead.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:46:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ratters:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Ratters:
Lack of sleep is a major cause of stress.





Oh crap... here it comes... three things I am ALWAYS sure of in life.

1. Wife says NO
2. Old Faithful will erupt on time
3. Ratters abuses me because the hours I keep.

(I know he is right but I WILL NEVER ADMIT IT!!!!!)



And of course the irony that I'm always awake to give you crap about it.



Whats worse is that DFD and MrsDrFrige tell me how Ratters will get me for posting late... You are a household name here now.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 9:52:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Ratters:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Ratters:
Lack of sleep is a major cause of stress.





Oh crap... here it comes... three things I am ALWAYS sure of in life.

1. Wife says NO
2. Old Faithful will erupt on time
3. Ratters abuses me because the hours I keep.

(I know he is right but I WILL NEVER ADMIT IT!!!!!)



And of course the irony that I'm always awake to give you crap about it.



Whats worse is that DFD and MrsDrFrige tell me how Ratters will get me for posting late... You are a household name here now.



Pfft, Ratters gets me too.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:26:39 AM EST
I just push it down deep where it will fester into a mental illness later.


Once in awhile some seeps out and I'll rant about the oddest thing that annoys me.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:38:28 AM EST
Yes, most definitely.

When I am under stress, I grind my teeth in my sleep. I will also notice that I have a sore jaw, and realize that I have tension in my neck and jaw. I have to consiously remember to relax my jaw.

When work was bad, I got an ulcer. I have also noticed that my allergies are worse when I am stressed out. I think that the stress releases chemicals that agrivate the condition. Then there is the insomnia. It is 3:30am and I woke up at 6:30am yesterday.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:10:06 AM EST
I've got this damn twitch in my left eyelid lately and I've been stressed lately. So, yes, I think it can.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:15:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
I was thinking about this... I have noticed that when I am overtired or stressed, my eye twitches (LOL... I am thinking of the Captain in the Pink Pather .. Clouseau's boss) NOT THAT BAD THOUGH!!! And then I was wondering about the movie "There's Something About Mary" where "Woogie" just started breaking out in blisters and a rash... any one else show physical signs of stress and how?



Yes. To name a few:
Ulcers
heartburn
fever blisters/herpes outbreaks (if already infected)
wrinkles
twitches
back/shoulder/neck pain
tension headaches
constipation/diarrhea
hair loss
sweaty hands
hives
eczema
psoriasis
etc.

I know a lot about stress.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:52:11 AM EST
PSYCO-SOMATIC, LOOK IT UP.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:57:34 AM EST
Eye twitching? Try evaluating your computer set up - monitor height, refresh rate, amount of use (porn surfing) - all that stuff could play into this - I'm serious.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:04:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 11:05:59 AM EST by goodmedicine]
Can built up STRESS show up in physical abnormalities?


Yes, my body craves whiskey

I oblige.


GM
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:09:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 11:11:59 AM EST by tommytrauma]

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
PSYCO-SOMATIC, LOOK IT UP.



Nope. Somatoform and conversion disorders are entirely different from simple physiological responses to stress.

Stress causes a sympathomimetic response, where stress hormones jack up heart rate, breathing, cause constriction of blood vessles, all sorts of fun stuff. Long term stress has also been shown to lower white cell counts, weakening the immune system.

Hitting the basics like eating well, sleeping enough, staying hydrated, exercising, etc. have been shown to mitigate the effects of stress.

By the way, why are you yelling? Feeling stressed?
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:20:10 AM EST
I get a pain that runs down the back of one of my legs. It starts at the middle of one of my buttocks, runs through the hip socket on that side and down to the back of my knee. It's so bad that I limp and can hardly get in and out of a chair without wincing. When I was a sales guy it was predictable at the end of the fiscal year. Now it shows up whenever I am super-stressed.
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