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Why does ironing make me feel sick?

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BlessThisMess Sun 15-Oct-17 18:43:03

I rarely iron, but when I do (school shirts) I feel horribly nauseous after half an hour or so. Anybody else get this? I think it might be the smell that does it.

Badders08 Sun 15-Oct-17 18:43:49

Me too
I think it's the heat from the steam iron

TheScottishPlay Sun 15-Oct-17 18:45:57

It's a subconscious reaction to the relentless, thankless subjugation of it all. (I do it too).

Fekko Sun 15-Oct-17 18:45:58

The thought of ironing makes me feel sick.

ShovingLeopard Sun 15-Oct-17 18:46:25

Do you feel sick after standing without moving much at other times?

BlessThisMess Sun 15-Oct-17 18:56:35

No, only when ironing. Although I am prone to motion sickness but I can't see how it would relate to that.

building2017 Tue 17-Oct-17 07:34:34

I immediately thought motion sickness because your eyes are having to track back and forth all the time.

Plus the relentless subjugation reason. grin

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Tue 17-Oct-17 07:45:29

the relentless, thankless subjugation of it all.

That is a wonderful phrase. I need a frilly apron with that on it, with ditzy flower print.

formerbabe Tue 17-Oct-17 20:06:08

I get this too! Only after a long time ironing though...feel really sick and have to stop and do something else.

BikeRunSki Tue 17-Oct-17 20:12:07

Steam, heat.

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