June 9, 2012 10:08 AM Subscribe
Anyone else extremely annoyed by anything touching their neck? Can this be overcome?
posted by sunnychef88 to health & fitness (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I checked out the previous posts on this, but I didn't seem to share the aversion to human touch or have any pain accompanying my sensitivity.
The problem is that when I wear polo shirts, button down collared shirts, those Northface jackets with the fold down collars, or tie my hair in a ponytail, I can feel the sensation of something touching my neck, and it's extremely distracting! If my hair is down it's fine, but it either has to be all the way down or in a bun, or that little wisp touching my neck will drive me nuts.
Oddly enough, necklaces like pearls or little chains I'm fine with. I'm not a huggy person by any means, and tend to be a little jumpy when people touch me unexpectedly.
Another issue with clothing is that I have to wear a tank top to bed or something else relatively seamless because I can't stand the feeling of seams or folds of clothing bunched up around me. Even my own human body heat gets a little unbearable sometimes, for example my leg touching my other leg.
Possibly related: I'm extremely intuitive and not really at home in the physical world at times. Not really klutzy - more like uncertain when working with my hands, haha.
Is there any way to get over this sensitivity?