This is a very interesting article.
Does noise make you wince? Your fibromyalgia pain may be related to a hypersensitivity to stimuli in your environment.
I am hyper-sensitive to sound of all kinds, and since coming to live with my mother so I could be her caregiver, this has been a big challenge. I can't wear my ear-plugs at night because I have to remain alert to her down the hall, and she is almost deaf, so the television is always on super loud, and her cheap hearing aides sqeal with a high pitched whine that goes through me. And having to yell to be understood all the time is very stressful. But I love her very much so I put up with it all and retreat when I can. Fortunately I'm not too sensitive to light. I like brightness; it cheers me up. By the way that article I read had so many pop-up ads it was making me feel hyper-sensitive. I so hate it when that happens. My phone has a very cheap plan and I get an ad every time I want to text someone. Infuriating. (And while it's charging the phone runs ads, too, believe it or not. I just turn the damn thing upside down.)
Yes I cannot tolerate loud noise. Low and high pitched noise really hurts deep inside my ear.
Hyperacusis and tinnitus are what lead me to get checked for fibro. I was so jumpy and hearing so sensitive..it drive me crazy. Went to audiologist. Then rheumatologist.He told me hypersensitive hearing was common with fibro.Took a long time to calm that down. Getting rid of stressors and lots of sleep. Being careful with noise..earplugs if at concert etc. Ok now. Just constant ringing. Only occasional Hyperacusis.
@A MyFibroTeam Member, can't stand bright lights!
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