I am hypersensitive in all of my senses. Right now my husband and 13 year old are having a conversation and the noise is driving me nuts. I keep plugging my ears and telling them to lower their voices but I really think it is just me because they look at me like I'm nuts. The smell sensitivity is bothersome most days for me. I have been trying to figure out what in my towels and washclothes that smell when they have been used and are hung to dry. No-one else smells it but the smell nauseates me. I can stand in my bathroom door and know that there will be a washcloth hanging in the shower or next to the sink. I stear clear of any perfume counters and just recently the pine smell in stores for the holiday decorations.
For as long as I can remember my reflexes have been hypersensitive and the doctors have all commented on it but never tried to figure out why. I guess they just assume if I'm not complaining there is no reason to look further.
Anyway, I just want you do know that this seems to be a very common fibro symptom. You just need to work around it and avoid triggers.
Oh Marlee, if only I had lost my taste for chocolate...last night I was so desperate I dumped a half bag of chocolate chips down my throat...right from the bag!
I finally dumped the garbage bag in the garage that had the egg shells in it from Eric's egg salad...the reek was making me sick but I still think I can smell it. I have had on three different pairs of pants today trying to find one that didn't make the skin on my legs crawl and pinch. At the casino last week a woman next to me had soaked herself in Jean Nate...you old broads remember that 'body splash' from the 60's? I thought my throat was gonna close up and I had to change machines. Bummer cause I was on a roll!
I do love the smell of lavendar though...it is soothing and I burn lavendar oil all the time.
My hubby thinks I'm nuts too...I keep saying, "Don't you smell that?" Nope, never.
Oh..and we visited friends last week-end that had a huge cork board on their kitchen wall for post-it's etc. I literally thought I was gonna puke. I think that is the worse smell ever.
Oh well..I guess I have to be thankful that if the house ever caught on fire I'd smell it before the fire alarm went off!
Meee tooooo... I'm very sensitive to smells, one of the weird one's is styrofoam.. I can smell it a mile away, I can even taste it. I can't stand being around most purfumes and anything that's scented messes up my skin.
I also have skin sensativity when it comes to certain dyes on clothing. I have to wash anything that's black about 5 times before I can wear it or I'll break out.
The sound thing is really annoying. My hubby is a bass player in a band, I can hardly stand it when he practices or going to one of his shows. I love the man to peices but the noise just about rips through my head.
just thought I'd put my two cents in...I too am very sensitive to noise and smells. Especially the smell of fish in a restaurant! I no longer can order it because no matter what, it smells "fishy" to me. The last time I ordered salmon I had to send it back. I had my husband smell it and he smelled nothing, so I won't order it any more.
I have the same problem with the loud TV...my husband, I think, is becoming hard of hearing; of course, he denies it, but he keeps the TV on so loud and it is the surround sound...really drives me nuts. It does help, though, to hear I am not alone. Before coming to this forum, I never put these sensitivities together with fibro, so thank you all for the information
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