View Full Version : my thumb is telling me when to stop eating!
12-16-2006, 09:33 PM
I am having the STRANGEST phenomenon happen to me. For the past 2 days, if I am eating and continue eating to where I am starting to feel too full... my thumb starts to hurt, my left thumb. The first time this happened i didn't pay attention and it kind of went numb for a few minutes. But now I have figured out that stopping eating makes it go away quickly.
WHAT on earth is this!!!???? It will become helpful to stop me from overeating... but it doesn't seem like a good sign. Doesn't this seem awfully bizarre???
If anyone believes me ;) - what is this?
12-16-2006, 09:57 PM
Interesting indeed! Wow...guess your body is letting you know who's boss!
No but seriously, I don't know...don't have any solid answer for you there...I've never heard of that happening before.
12-16-2006, 10:19 PM
neither have I!
thanks for the response nonetheless :)
12-17-2006, 10:05 AM
:p cool :p
12-17-2006, 10:39 AM
never heard of that before but i guess it gives new meaning to the phrase "green thumb".
12-17-2006, 11:19 AM
It could be "referred pain":
Maybe your over-full stomach is putting pressure on your chest, rib cage, or internal organs, and the pain is referring to your thumb. That's my only guess!
12-17-2006, 02:04 PM
The body does odd stuff sometimes. I know my chin tickles about 12 hours before a major asthma attack. i think the referred pain theory sounds interesting. I would just be happy that you are able to hear your body now.
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