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Old 05-23-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Hello, I'm new to the forum.


I have a loved one who's going through something that I think has to do with oversensitivity to certain stimuli.

It has to do with people's behavior and what they say. Mostly something he deems stupid and baseless. The kind of things that make you like "What did I just hear? You didn't just say that." That sort of things.


He can get emotionally sensitive about it and then it would give him pain, where he feels like he would collapse. He can't help it either. He thinks something is abnormal and I think the same.

I am trying to persuade him to go see a doctor right now, but if anyone has any ideas I'd be grateful to hear.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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If he suffers because of this sensitivity or he has trouble functioning because of it, or his sensitivity is holding him back socially or in his career, then I'd see a therapist who can help him find ways of dealing with this problem.

I don't think there is much you can do for him there. He has to want to deal with it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:04 PM
 
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If he suffers because of this sensitivity or he has trouble functioning because of it, or his sensitivity is holding him back socially or in his career, then I'd see a therapist who can help him find ways of dealing with this problem.

I don't think there is much you can do for him there. He has to want to deal with it.

How do I convince him to want to deal with it? I just don't know what to do.


He can function ok socially. He still goes to work. But I think he's giving in...It's too much pain. The only thing that keeps him going right now is because there're people who are counting on him.

It doesn't hold him back socially or in his career.

Funtionality though...it's the pain that he gets when he's stressed. His body becomes weak and he feels like he might just collapse. After a while I guess it just makes you not want to life altogether.

He and gone to the doctors about it but they basically just brushed it off and ruled it as "stress induced pain" that caused tightness.
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