I'm currently having a problem that started this summer when I was at basic training...and i'm looking for some insight on it.
I know that i'm OCD about things very often. So thats a reason this bothers me. When I think, my voice talks in my head and says the words I'm thinking. Thats how it's always been for me and I'm sure its common. However, this summer i've started having trouble saying the "Sh" sound in my mind. Words like "She", "Sure", "Show". It turns into "See" or "he", and then like a regular "S" sound on the other words.
I don't understand whats wrong with it. I still seem to be able to pronounce it right. When I mess up in my mind I try again, and when I keep messing up i get a sick feeling, like i'm going to puke or something.
Your symptoms are unique, but similar symptoms have been reported. A similar report is about a person feeling nauseous after thinking about the sound a particular steel utensil when the lid won't fit in properly. There is no standard explanation for this. You might have to talk with a counselor or a therapist to see if your specific thoughts can be modified with any particular skill. There might be a behavioral exercise you will benefit from, but you need to talk with a mental health professional face to face.
Hope this helps.
Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD
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