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Weird things your body does, and you wonder if it happens to others too?

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OHforDUCKScake Thu 19-Jul-12 21:14:02

I know Im not the only one.

I cant even be arsed to name change, here goes.

Nervous fanny.

You know when someone falls - hard and cracks their chin or elbow or whatever, my stomach drops, I get a shot of anxiety that shoots through the pit of my stomach down to my fanny. Right in the middle of my fanny I get a horrible feeling of anxiety.

Its only started in the last few years, its really unpleasant. Its like a bolt of aniexty, and I ONLY get it when someone hurts themselves. Wtf is that all about?

Anyway, what weird shit does your body do? Confess.

SuddenlyMadameGlamour Sun 22-Jul-12 23:02:11

Omg what I got the bird shit thing the other day! I was convinced a bird had shat on my head. I told dp to try and wipe it off for me, but he said there was nothing there. I didn't believe him so I went to the loo to look, but nothing! But it felt like a big wet dollop!

laudinum Mon 23-Jul-12 09:34:28

Yes, Tapir. shock
We all wet our pants.

I made him pull over immediately so I could drive. He does this sort of thing though and I will add "Horticultural Headturning" to the collection.
This is where they drive and turn their head a la Exorcist when they see good dahlias or a neat lawn.

Does anyone get HeadBomb just as they are going to sleep? You are just on the verge of going into sleep and a bomb goes off in your head with a small flash of light and loud noise?

handbagCrab Mon 23-Jul-12 11:00:56

I used to suck my right thumb. It tastes completely different to my left thumb, or any other finger.

My pain killers wore off mid emcs and I'm a red head too.

I too have exploding head syndrome and weird buzzy ears.

Also I get déjà vu really strongly. I can see what's going to happen so I panic and try and be random to stop it from playing out as it has in my head. I'm now worried I have epilepsy after reading this thread!

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 23-Jul-12 11:02:53

OOh, QueenStromba - I'm not 'more freckle than not' as you state (probably as mine are concentrated so I have a ton of moles instead!), but I do have them everywhere - palms of hands, nail beds, sole of foot (which people thought was a verruca when I was a kid!), inside my mouth, and the one that gips me out - on my eyeball.

NotGeoffVader Mon 23-Jul-12 13:45:44

Another 'shaky eye' one here - it's particularly noticeable at night when we go past those amber lanterns used to highlight roadworks, and some red rear lights on cars make my eyes do it too.
<I try not to drive at night>

EveryPicture Mon 23-Jul-12 16:00:10

Oh, interesting re the flicky/shaky eyes. I have DCs with constant nystagmus (wobbly eyes) due to a medical condition.

Linky to nystagmus

Thank you thank you thank you [flowers] to all who've mentioned it!

I also get the photic reflex, and pins and needles in the backs of my hands (only when I get a fright when driving), and a sleep kick (just as I'm falling asleep, if I'm on my back, I get a sleep spasm/kick that wakes me up - the bastard). Fanny bubbles too, plus the post bath gush. Oh and the odd gleek too.

We used to call that rush of saliva pre throwing up "the gushies" in college (usually happened the morning after when very hung over)

Meewhoo I got those little blisters two summers ago, they got worse and worse and skin was coming off my palms in sheets, I tried every cream and lotion known to man, no use.
Went off dairy for 3 days (was getting a cold and tried to reduce mucus) and as a side effect hands were then perfect. Got them again 3 weeks ago - immediately went off dairy again - perfect again.

Summerrain not to panic you but that could be a hernia, maybe get it checked?

Does anyone else get an itch in the middle of their head? Billy Connolly did a routine about it - you have to make v odd noises to try and get something to vibrate against the itch in order to scratch it.

My wrist sometimes feels like a nerve is caught and I have to pull my hand to somehow stretch it out so the nerve can ping back into place.

Oh and one night I slept some weird way on my leg, leapt out of bed not realising it was completely dead, and fell flat on my face. Also slept with my arm above my head across my forehead and it went dead, I woke up and thought someone was holding me down. When it flopped down into my face it was like being slapped with a wet fish.

That should read thanks!

Fiveflowers Mon 23-Jul-12 20:05:16

Summerrain, I get the diaphragm/rib thing too. It's not a hernia, I think it's a kind of cramp.

Yes, to the headbomb.

And I get deja vu when I'm depressed, strangely.

MrsJohnMurphy Tue 24-Jul-12 00:33:48

I get the javelin arse, flicky/squeaky eyes, restless legs too.

If I blow my cheeks out with my lips pursed, for awhile after I get little bubbles of air escaping from the inside of my left cheek. Bit odd, I can't stop feeling it with my tongue blush.

I also get twitches in random places, I quite enjoy that too for some bizarre reason.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Tue 24-Jul-12 09:32:21

MrsJohn, I get the bubbly cheeks thing too! I really like the feel of it.

Mindyourownbusiness Tue 24-Jul-12 09:55:33

Oh and when it's raining l always want to wee more, even though l've not drank any more. It's like l am absorbing the rain water through my skin.

As l said way upthread l get bucket fanny emptying whoosh of water on getting out of bath. As if l've absorbed some of the bath water.

I think l need a damp course.


CrazyChicken Tue 24-Jul-12 10:01:01

When I've had thrush and I'm scratching down below, it makes my right each crackle.

redrubyshoes Tue 24-Jul-12 10:10:04

Blimey! What is an each? Do I have two as well?

Mindyourownbusiness Tue 24-Jul-12 10:11:11

Onthebottom.... reminded me something similiar happened to me with my arm once.
It was before the days of central heating [old gimmer] and l was in bed one freezing morning but unbeknown to me my arm was outside the covers on top of the bed. I was lying on my back and as l woke up and started to stir l watched my exposed arm slide off me and off the side of the bed.
I actually thought in my dosy 'just woke up' state that l was watching my own arm fall off.
It took me a few minutes to pluck up the courage to look down the side of the bed as l was convinced my disembodied arm would be lying on the floor. grin

Thankfully it was still attached but completely numb, so l had to literally lift it back under the covers to warm up with my other arm.

It absolutely wrecked when the feeling was coming back into it aswell.

CrazyChicken Tue 24-Jul-12 10:24:59

pmsl ear I meant !

tothesea Tue 24-Jul-12 11:36:49

When I was wee I could make the corner of my eye 'squeak' when rubbing it. Wow hadn't thought about that for years - never happens now.
Yes to Javelin arse - brilliant description
Funny fanny - rather than nervous fanny - going over hills in car or on fairground rides, vair pleasant swooping sensation
Yes to sleep paralysis - very scary first time, just go back to sleep these days.
I had had problems with breathing since having DS1 6 years ago. I used to hold my breath when he was sleeping as I was tiptoeing around trying not to wake him. It became a habit and I now breathe really shallowly and hold my breath all the time, just really conscious of my breathing, it's not good.
This one is more of head than body one but I get random images from my past popping into my head all the time. Nothing particularly interesting or poignant - just stuff that happened, completely unconnected to anything currently going on - does anyone else get this?
I also 'remember' stuff that I have been remembering forever, it also just pops into my head. Hard to explain but just things from when I was really young that have just stuck in my head.

garlicbutter Tue 24-Jul-12 13:23:50

Sounds like mild Hyperthermesia, tothesea. Total recall is one of those things that looks like it'd be great, but in reality is torture for the sufferer: pleased to hear yours is more selective!

tothesea Tue 24-Jul-12 13:33:17

Interesting stuff garlic - I am a very nostalgic person so probably has more to do with that. It's one of these things I have asked other people if they experience it and they look at me like hmm

kissyfur Tue 24-Jul-12 17:15:27

I get that too tothesea the random images from the past and memories, always thought it was something that happened to everyone!! blush

Midwife99 Tue 24-Jul-12 17:24:42

I'm crying laughing too! I have nervous fanny too plus prickly scalp when it dawns on me some real shit is happening! I used to also get stabbing pains up my fanny or arse when pregnant & definitely a buzzing cervix when pregnant. Actually speaking from a midwifery point of view - I always know I've done an effective membrane sweep for overdue ladies when a wave of redness literally sweeps up their chest & neck & up their face as if they're having a menopausal hot flush & they start fanning themselves! Those hormones are pretty powerful things!!

Midwife99 Tue 24-Jul-12 17:29:46

Oh please someone put me out of my misery - can't find "javelin arse" unthread! What is it? grin

duchesse Tue 24-Jul-12 17:41:15

This is going to be a little long, I do apologise. When I was about 11 my dog got caught in a fox trap. I was first on the scene and to stop her biting her leg off to get out of the trap, I put my hand in her mouth and held her lower jaw until my father arrived to free her. She bit me several times quite hard. A few days later I was in maths getting really bored and thought I'd colour in one of the puncture wounds with ink. I ended up with a small tattooed black spot on the side of a finger.

About 15 years later, while I was pregnant with DS, the spot moved over the course of a few weeks to the palm of my hand. As the spot on the finger faded, the spot on the palm grew darker. I still have it now on the palm of my hand; the scar from the bite is still on my finger.

Just how freaky is that?

olivestree Tue 24-Jul-12 20:34:17

Duchesse that is freaky.

Please tell me someone has this, as no one believes me.

Photocopiers make me feel weird. When I stand close to them I get a lump in my throat, a weird stiff feeling in the back of my neck and can smell a funny smell. I really can't be near them. An office with a room full of photocopiers makes me feel HORRENDOUS!

Might have something to do with photocopying my face in high school??

VivaLeBeaver Tue 24-Jul-12 20:59:50

I get javelin arse. I screamed really loudly in a garden centre once due to it, was all hunched over for ten seconds with people staring and then I was fine.

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