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Coping With Sensory Overload

Coping With Sensory Overload

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.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia/fib...

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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.)

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I cannot tolerate loud noise. Low and high pitched noise really hurts deep inside my ear.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member, can't stand bright lights!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

YES! !!I can't handle the bright lights either.

posted over 4 years ago
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