Why a sudden aversion to being touched on the neck?
October 29, 2007 7:49 PM Subscribe
Why have I recently developed an aversion to having my neck and shoulders touched? It feels like it's going to hurt a lot when any of my family goes to even touch my shoulders or neck, even though it doesn't actually hurt at all. There is no actual different sensation than you'd normally expect, but I can no longer bear to be touched on my shoulders or neck without exerting a great deal of willpower. I can't help wincing as they go to touch my neck and shoulders, despite my own wishes. It's a bit easier, but not much easier, once the touching has actually started. This upsets my family, and me too, since we're a loving family. Even though the sensations are normal skin sensations, the only way to describe what I feel in my neck and shoulders when touched is "pain that isn't painful".