feeling a bit spooked
Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:06 PM
Posted 11 May 2008 - 04:49 PM
Yea, stress can mess with us in so many ways. I have learned that I can be very stressed when I don't even think I am!
Not to go all "psychotherapist " on you because I am not even close - but just from personal experience - I tend to deny my stress until it rears it's ugly head with rashes, aches, fatigue, tension headaches, and tears out of nowhere and at the most inappropriate times.
If that doesn't make me sound like a mess..... Really, I'm not!
Anyway, I can have days when my skin feels tighter than other days especially my face and hands but I don't have any experience with rapid skin tightening/thickening. I think if you are spooked then a call to your doctor can't hurt.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:39 PM
I agree with what barefut has said about stress and how it gets to her because I am just the same and after what has happened to me this past year I can definitely say that stress can have massive impact on our health.
As far as the rapid skin tightening I don't know but if you are worried is it possible to ring your consultant or specialist nurse and ask them what they think?
Do take care of yourself
Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:56 AM
Do you think it could be anything to do with the hot weather here in the UK? I don't know whereabouts you are, but I am on the South Coast and since last Thursday it has been horridly muggy and hot. My hands in particular have been swelling up, and I wonder if you are hot and swelling up, it could make any tightness that is occuring feel more pronounced? I have no scientific or medical theory to base that on, just a thought that came to me as we have had such a dramatic turn in the weather. At least, down here we have.
Still shocked the rheumatologist last week with how colds my hands felt despite the heat wave, though
I know it's worrying when stuff come on quickly. My stomach symptoms have come on quite suddenly. It makes you wonder what else is around the corner
Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:46 AM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:35 AM
I hope it improves soon. I think my heat idea was far fetched, but you never know. It's due to rain here, now, so I'm hoping it will cool down.
Try to relax and not be stressed