When you recall something embarassing that happened to you...

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#1 Posted by Fundai (6120 posts) -

do you ever feel compelled to blurt out, or jump up and walk around? Because I do for some reason.

For example, if I remeber one really embarassing moment from my life, I tend to say "shut up", or "God no, no, no" or "ok,ok" or something similar outloud. Or atleast when I'm by myself. I also tend to cringe, shake my head a bit, and start pacing the room. I usually calm down a second later, but is there something wrong with me?

So far i've been able to usually avoid doing this around others, besides a cringe, which I tell people is just from a headache if they notice.

like I said, these are just short fleeting outbursts. IDK why they happen, just that they only do when i recall a very embarassing moment from my past.

Anyone else have these? Or am I just spiralling further and further into my invetibale place at the depths of insanity? :(

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#2 Posted by Kiyomizu_DS (61 posts) -
I don't get up and walk around, but remembering a really embarrassing situation has made me wince a couple times.
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#3 Posted by spazzx625 (43433 posts) -
I'm no doctor but that sounds like Tourette Syndrome
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#4 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

I cringe inwardly at the thought, but that's about it.

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#5 Posted by Fundai (6120 posts) -

I'm no doctor but that sounds like Tourette Syndromespazzx625

Yes, i've thought about it being tourettes too, but If it is it seems minor at the moment, sindce I can completely surpress it in public, and I kinda don't think it is as it only happens when I'm embarassed.

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#6 Posted by m0zart (11568 posts) -

I'm no doctor but that sounds like Tourette Syndromespazzx625

That is exactly what it sounds like. Someone I know always had these issues when some tense moment would come about, either being in a crowd with too many people, feeling on public display, or getting embarrassed over something.

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#7 Posted by m0zart (11568 posts) -

[QUOTE="spazzx625"]I'm no doctor but that sounds like Tourette SyndromeFundai

Yes, i've thought about it being tourettes too, but If it is it doesn't seem major, and I kinda don't think it is as it only happens when I'm embarassed.

Yes, but that's different for everyone. Tourette's is a spectrum of behaviors and nervous tics, including the degree of tension that triggers them.

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#8 Posted by spazzx625 (43433 posts) -

[QUOTE="spazzx625"]I'm no doctor but that sounds like Tourette SyndromeFundai

Yes, i've thought about it being tourettes too, but If it is it seems minor at the moment, sindce I can completely surpress it in public, and I kinda don't think it is as it only happens when I'm embarassed.

I think you should read the symptoms in the link I provided. Anxiety triggers tics.
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#9 Posted by Fundai (6120 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fundai"]

[QUOTE="spazzx625"]I'm no doctor but that sounds like Tourette Syndromespazzx625

Yes, i've thought about it being tourettes too, but If it is it seems minor at the moment, sindce I can completely surpress it in public, and I kinda don't think it is as it only happens when I'm embarassed.

I think you should read the symptoms in the link I provided. Anxiety triggers tics.

Yes, i see your point. IDK, I won't know for sure until is see a doctor.

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#10 Posted by Fundai (6120 posts) -

i found this online when i looked this up....

http://ask.metafilter.com/97265/Compelled-to-Blurt

Almost everyone that responded to that persons post said they had the same problem.

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#11 Posted by spazzx625 (43433 posts) -
Yup, absolutely. I hate self-diagnoses but I think if it's a concern of yours (or if the behavior ramps up) you should definitely seek a professional. :)
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#12 Posted by Fundai (6120 posts) -

Yup, absolutely. I hate self-diagnoses but I think if it's a concern of yours (or if the behavior ramps up) you should definitely seek a professional. :)spazzx625

Ya, i guess so, Thanks :)

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#13 Posted by Sandulf29 (14330 posts) -
Such embarrassing memories are buried deep and should never come up. And if they do then just bury it again. No blurting
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#14 Posted by Pvt_r3d (7901 posts) -
I just cringe. I don't really do any of that other stuff unless I was confronted by someone about that embarrassing moment.
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#15 Posted by jonathant5 (873 posts) -
I usually just cringe on the inside, and sometimes either really regret doing whatever I did, or just try and forget that it happened.
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#16 Posted by helwa1988 (2157 posts) -
when i recall an embarrassing moment and im by myself, for some odd reason i say "i'm pregnant". i have never been pregnant in my life and for the life of me i have no idea why i say that. other times i will say something like "i hate myself". i usually do not say those things when other people are around. only when im by myself. if i catch myself before saying i don't. but inattentively i say these things out loud.
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#17 Posted by m0zart (11568 posts) -

when i recall an embarrassing moment and im by myself, for some odd reason i say "i'm pregnant". i have never been pregnant in my life and for the life of me i have no idea why i say that. other times i will say something like "i hate myself". i usually do not say those things when other people are around. only when im by myself. if i catch myself before saying i don't. but inattentively i say these things out loud.helwa1988

Heh, "I'm pregnant". That's original at least.

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#18 Posted by m0zart (11568 posts) -

Ya, i guess so, Thanks :)

Fundai

Your avatar is fantastic!

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#19 Posted by Fundai (6120 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fundai"]

Ya, i guess so, Thanks :)

m0zart

Your avatar is fantastic!

XD thanks :D

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#20 Posted by guitarman89 (1485 posts) -

Hahahaha I thought I was the only one who did this! Yeah I sometimes blurt out a quick swear word or whatever...don't think there's any need to see a doctor. It only happens when I think of something embarrassing which isn't all that often. I really don't think it's a big deal.

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#21 Posted by gamerguru100 (12717 posts) -

If I think of something really embarrassing, I'll sometimes cover myself with my blanket in a fetal position and just try to get through the anxiety. This is not something that occurs weekly, by the way.

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#22 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17601 posts) -
Actually I do. I say "Oh God.."
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#23 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -
I relive the experience.