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Re: Sensory Sensitivity

Posted by noa on April 8, 2004, at 9:00:36

In reply to Re: Has anyone heard of a-sensitive?, posted by eggy on April 7, 2004, at 16:58:28

I am sensitive to sound. First of all, I am rather auditorily distractible--I cannot concentrate well if there is noise around me, especially people talking, etc., or intermittent noises.

The metalic, high pitched humming sound from my computer is irritating me right at this very moment!

At the movies, sometimes the movie sounds so incredibly loud to me that it hurts my ears and is almost painful all over. This is especially true for me when I've been depressed. At such times, an announcement over a store PA system can make me startle and want to run out of the store immediately if the noise continues.

My sister is also sensitive to noise--I think she is moreso than I am.

I am not as sensitive to light. However, I am very uncomfortable with a lot of colored flashing lights and movement. I can be overstimulated in a mall, for example, although I've learned ways to deal with that, especially if I am familiar with the place. And video games with action and movement make me dizzy and nauseous. When I saw the movie Lost In Translation I found the scenes of the flashing neon world of Tokyo very unpleasant to watch.

I have a friend who is extremely sensitive to light of any kind--she wears sunglasses in the house. She has migraines, panic attacks and probably bipolar II, and I have always wondered if there is a relationship between the light sensitivity and these other problems.

I am distracted by the feeling of clothing labels on my skin sometimes. I just tear them out if that is the case. It bothers me more at the neck than at the waist.




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