Posted by g_g_g_unit on April 18, 2011, at 3:55:16
In reply to Re: noise intolerance... and update, posted by linkadge on April 16, 2011, at 18:36:26
> Yeah, I can be very sensitive to light and sound. I find the following are helpful for that:
> Green tea,
Thanks for the suggestions. Omega-3 and Green Tea don't seem to do my anxiety any favors, but I'll give Magnesium a shot. I think Choline is contraindicated in OCD.
It's not just noise, unfortunately; I find that being around any emotional conflict - people yelling, whining, stressing out - seems to likewise set me off. It's like my body is this unnaturally sensitive conductor for all the chaos that's encircling me. I wish I had some way of controlling it.
The problem is that I'm starting to engage in avoidance as a way to cope. I know I should be exposing myself to noise/conflict, but I worry about how efficacious that'll be - there seems to be some evidence that it works for autistic kids, but the problem also seems to be mood-congruent in my case. I've read about bipolar patients complaining that noise becomes amplified during (hypo)mania and have likewise noticed that when I'm feeling irritated/overstimulated, noise will quickly provoke rage in me.