Posted by Drexxie on August 4, 2001, at 19:28:04
In reply to Re: Laughing Attacks - enjoy ! [np], posted by dreamer on August 4, 2001, at 10:41:02
Wow! It's so odd actually reading about others going
through something I have endured for as long as I can remember!
When I was a teen, my parents, teachers, eders, whomever, just thought it was
some sort of "phase" of which I'd grow out when older. Nahh... never did.
I will laugh at the most ordinary things for who knows how long (other than the fact that it's "too long")
I've a second cousin who is exactly the same way. To this day, if something/anything/whatever gets one of us going...
well, I'm certain you can imagine.
This type of thing has been going on, as metioned earler, for just as long as I can remember. At one time a pdoc told me
that he thought it was something of the sort like, inappropriate reaction to stress (even though I obviously didn't know when laughng that
it was in regards to anything of the sort.)
When younger I could be in some sort of "trouble" and my father, mother or the principal of the school of which I attended would, when discussing
whatever if was I "SUPPOSEDLY" (giggle) had done, would set me into a fit of laughter! And this would go on and on and on... the more serious it got, the more I would laugh!
All the while I'm trying to stop, but simply, the more I tried the more I laughed.
At times, the muscles on my sides would knot in laughter... The more they hurt, the more I laughed!
The "problem" seemed to be worse when in situations, such a church (I'd be a lector waiting to read, sitting at the alter) when my bursting out laughing was really something which
shouldn't be happening!
Okay... yeah... I'm telling too much on myself. But, why I do this has always been an issue with me and now that I'm older and still behaving this way, on ocassion (I too try to hide the fact that I'm laughing... Once I even told a man that I was crying just so I'd appear what I
considered to be, "less strange".
Honestly, it's definitely a problem that I've, at times, found truly embarrassing and well, excuse the pun, but definitey not a laughing matter!
Knowing I'll laugh like I'm insane about this entire topic later...
Addendum: At the times metioned above, I wasn't on any meds.
And with me now taking a plethora of them...
it tdoesn't seems any different in regards to
my often very rude and inappropriate fits of laughter.
If anyone knows more on this topic... I, for one, would love to know what is said!
I'd happily take a med for this if only it wouldn't result in my getting more "goofy"
in other areas....