Have you ever experienced this?

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SilentDawning
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Have you ever experienced this?

Post by SilentDawning » 19 Jan 2014, 11:28

I have a question...have you ever been given such distressing news that you walked away from the news feeling nauseated? This happened to me the other day. It is the first time in my life, and I wondered if anyone else has experienced it before. I wonder if it means my tendencies toward depression are getting worse.

Just curious. I don't really want to talk about specifics, other than to see if others have experienced this, and how often.

This was the first time in my lifetime I ever experienced it.
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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by Roy » 19 Jan 2014, 12:09

I have had anxiety attacks. In the biggest one to date - I experienced chest pain, and a sense of heavyness (as though my limbs were heavy).

I'm not sure how much of that to ascribe to anxiety and how much could be due to shock.

I understand that sometimes people react to tramatic experiences by vomiting or fainting or wetting themselves. There could be quite the range of non-voluntary bodily responses.
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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by Haven » 19 Jan 2014, 13:45

I think it's very common to feel nauseated at distressing news. I've felt like that and for me it happens even when the news isn't that distressing. The body can react in many different ways to trauma or difficult experiences.

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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by mercyngrace » 19 Jan 2014, 13:59

I distinctly remember this happening 3 times, though it's probably happened a couple more times they just pale by comparison to the 3 worst.

The last of those three times was so bad that I couldn't even keep food down for almost a week. I think some things are just so bad that our whole bodies reject them.
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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by DarkJedi » 19 Jan 2014, 16:21

I have had this happen a handful of time upon getting very bad news. I don't think it's uncommon.
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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by Oneofmany » 19 Jan 2014, 16:38

I have had this happen a couple of times. The most recent was when my boss basically told me that I wasn't needed.

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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by church0333 » 19 Jan 2014, 16:50

Yes it has happened to me a few times. I would be willing to bet it is just the body responding to the stress that bad news can bring.

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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by Minyan Man » 19 Jan 2014, 22:20

Absolutely. Both on a personal level (Like a personal problem or a family issue) & on a global level. (Like 9/11)

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Re: Have you ever experienced this?

Post by SilentDawning » 21 Jan 2014, 07:49

Thanks. It sounds normal then....
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