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Re: Sensory Sensitivity noa

Posted by skeptic on April 8, 2004, at 14:00:19

In reply to Re: Sensory Sensitivity, posted by noa on April 8, 2004, at 9:00:36

Pretty sure that there is a strong link between all kinds of sensitivity and mood problems. Hence the reason many artists have mood problems and why many with mood problems are drawn to music (often different types of music depending on the mood).

I have had issues with sound sensitivity, light sensitivity, and I have also been told that I have a very keen sensitivity to odors. The weather outside also affects my mood tremendously, though this was the case more so prior to my being on meds (very low dose, only one med, mind you).

This is the reason many psychiatric meds, in particular the anticonvulsants, act on the central nervous system, almost always creating unintended and undesirable side effects, since the nervous system branches out throughout the body.


> 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.
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> The metalic, high pitched humming sound from my computer is irritating me right at this very moment!
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> 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.
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> My sister is also sensitive to noise--I think she is moreso than I am.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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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