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    Hello, I’ve been observing my behavior lately and was really curious if anyone had experienced the same things I’ve been experiencing the last few days.
    Lately I’ve been uncomfortable with people, this is not unusual as I have social anxiety symptoms but this is different. It’s not an anxious panicky feeling, more like a discomfort. I’ve been noticing this feeling only occurs when I’m around men- even men I’m very familiar with- ie my coworker, my boss, my neighbor, my dad. It’s a very sudden onset thing and I’ve been finding it quite strange- and I’m kind of annoyed at the feeling. My question is, why? Why would this suddenly happen? None of these people have ever given me a reason to be uncomfortable around them.

    to branch of of this- I cannot stand being touched. I daydream about being in intimate relationships. In my everyday, if someone puts their hand on my shoulder, a friendly coworker links arms with me, hugging my parents it’s just uncomfortable. I just don’t want to be touched. I used to love hugs, but now I just find them uncomfortable. Sitting beside someone and maybe touching arms just bothers me.

    one more thing to come from this topic. Having people around while I’m doing something is so weird and uncomfortable to me. It makes me uncomfortable to watch tv with other people, study around people. But eating around people Never makes me uncomfortable which is kind of strange because through my entire life I’ve always been made fun of for the way I eat.

    mone of these are life ending problems and I’m already starting to tackle them but I’m just curious if anyone has an outside pov that could give me an insight into why.

    Have a wonderful blessed day,

    sincerely, Lea


    Dear Lea

    I am old now but I remember that for a time in my late 20/early 30’s occasionally there was a time that I could not stand to be near anyone I hated to be touched by even my children or husband it was if my sense of personal space had radically altered. I used to warn my children that it was best to give me a wide berth. Then once my period arrived I was back to my gentle fun touchy feeley self. This did not happen every month so it took me a while to realise that it maybe related to hormones or some kind of nutritional deficiency around my menstrual cycle .

    When I became vegetarian I also noticed that I would occasionally crave fat and again this coincided with my cycle.

    I hope this has been of some help

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