Hyper-sensitivity.. Does anyone else have to deal with this?

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Hara
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   Posted 4/25/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been really hyper-sensitive for the last two weeks or so. Today was the worst. My son was minding his own business watching TV and twirling this metal rod around, plus he was hitting his knees with it..sometimes...(he's got asperger's syndrome) I finally got fed up with it and yelled at him to stop because every time he hit his knee with the rod I would cringe. I yelled at him to stop doing it because he was hurting me. I just feel overly hyper-sensitive to things at this point in time. I can't even stand the neighbors upstairs walking around on their floor which is my ceiling. It just hurts. Thank goodness there not a lot of sound right now which is good. I can almost stand myself. Does anyone else have this happen to them and how do you deal with it?
 
Hara - Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Diabetes, Sleep apnea, Vitamin D deficiency

Hara
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   

I hurt so bad right now I'm just in tears. My cats have finally stopped running around. But now the TV is bothering me. I just don't understand what the heck is going on.?...... My skin feels like it's crawling. I'm just ready to come unglued.... cry

Hara


tyno3
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Hara; Hang in Gal. Yes, I suffer from hypersensitivity. I am Bipolar 2 in addition to having Fibro and lots of other 'treats". Here is what I do: My bedroom is my sanctuary. I put a low noise emission fan close to my bed, white noise. There are also these wonderful Sound Machines out there that simulate ocean waves, dolphins swimming, wind, rain, storms etc. I had one and it totally wore out, I used it so much. I go in my room, shove a towel under the door if there is a space under there, presently, where I live the door shuts soundly, and locks. I have my bed buddy. I have some chocolate and some gummy bears (my newest affliction), also some healthy stuff like cereal and nuts and fruit. I put on my sound machine to drown out everything, crawl under a light sheet, wrap bed buddy wherever it hurts, around my head if necessary. I lie there and imagine myself floating in the Red sea, absolutely the most bouyant body of water, so much salt. Or, I imagin myself as a candle melting into the floor. or visualize myself taking off to the best places in the world to visit. I stay threre untill I can face the world again. Call a friend for help minding boy, or enroll him in a day program if he needs minding. We have respite programs here for youngsters who require minding. They actually can go by the day, by the week or longer, if need be. It is better for him to be in a program than to be the object of your anxiety. If none of this works, my dear, trot off to the docs, or emergency if necessary, and get something to calm your Central Nervous System. It's on high alert. That's why you're super sensitive. Consciously or subconsciously your nervous system has percieved a threat. I call this "going to base". When I feel that way, I go to base. That means I go to my quiet, warm, soft comfy spot because I can't take anymore. Oh yeah, did I mention the earplugs. I have earplugs, always. They don't totally drown out everything, just dampen it down. Hope something here helps. I also take klonipin 2x's daily prn. I'd say what you are experiencing calls for a prn, anti-anxiety med. I am not a doctor, just my opinion. I also have my 21 yr. old son living with me. There are times I want to lash out at him for lots of stuff, he leaves a mess wherever he sits, stays up all night, sleeps all day, but I don't lash out. It does no good and makes me feel worse. I just follow the plan, take it away from the crime scene, and get as comfy as possible. Please don't get angry, Hara, it takes your personal power away and makes you a victim. Take charge. get a safty zone to go to. Please.

vestabula
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Hara...Fibromites are sensitive to almost all kinds of external stimuli...noise, smells, touch, taste.  Sometimes in the car my husband has the radio on and I can hardly stand it.  Touch is my worst...I almost always feel like their are ants crawling on my skin where my clothing touches.  I can smell something hours after I have been exposed...we were driving the other day and a truck blew a tire in front of us.  I smelled the stupid burning rubber for almost a half hour.

I know the pain is worse when we are in hyper-mode.  So sorry you are feeling badly, and the only comfort I can give you, is you are not alone.

Huggies

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


puppylover
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   Posted 4/25/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Hara, it looks like you did not get much sleep last night according to the times of your posting.  I feel bad for you-I have had many bad nights.  I'm super sensitive to noise and smells.  I have TWO small fans running at night near my bed and also the overhead fan.  I don't point them towards me.  I just need the hum of the motors to sleep.  My sweet hubby is now use to this but probably could do without the noise.  Smells give me headaches.  I want the intake air in the car closed because all the fumes from trucks and some cars bother me.  I never drive with the windows down.  I can't take the smell from BBQ grills, fireplaces or any kind of fire. Perfume is another bad thing for me.  I don't wear anything scented but other people's perfume drives me nuts shakehead

I just want you to know you are not alone with this problem.  I hope you have a better day and night this week end.

Puppylover


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Meggie
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   Posted 4/25/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hara,

I deal with every day of my life.  Some days are worse than others.  I am hypersensitive in all of my sense (if that makes sense smilewinkgrin ).  I deal with it in several ways depending on how bad it is.   When things get really bad, I go to a quiet place (my bedroom) and calm down.  If I can handle being around the family but still having a bad day, I use ear plugs.  I made it a point to sit my family down and explain to them that sometimes I just can't handle the daily noise and commotion in the house.  Have a code word so that they know your frustration is not with them it's with the illness.  I feel very quilty some days because they should be able to be kids but I also know that it's important for them to adjust to my new life.  We are a family and we need to spend time together. I think it also helps them develop compasion for others and that is a quality I want my children to have.  I see so many ignorant children today and I don't want my kids to be that way and so far they have made me proud.

If you are in a situation that you cannot control, try really hard to calm yourself down.  Do some deep breathing and think of calming things.  The more agitated I get the worse the symptoms are and then it just snowballs from there.  I usually end up with a migraine and spend a day or two in bed.

I hope things get better for you soon!


Meggie
 
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Hara
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Meggie, Puppylover, Donna, tyno3, Thank you for all of your support. I am feeling better at the moment and only 1 of my fingers hurt. I almost started crying again while I was reading your postings. Thank you so much. I did eventually go to bed at 5am this morning. woke up at 10:30am then went right back to sleep and didn't wake up until 1:30pm. I went to a birthday party and did a little walk around my apartment complex and now I'm tired again. It never ends. I can't wait to get my C-Pap machine so maybe I can sleep better soon.
 
Hara

Terri383
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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new here, this is my first post. Fibro's main problem is hypersensitivity, to anything, noise, touch etc. and of course even a small pain is magnified. I have had Fibro and Chronic Fatigue since 1986, have learned to manage it successfully. After 23 years I should (lol). Even now when I get hyper anything I have found that the only way to tone it down is to sleep. I usually wake from even a nap with less sensitivity. With me it comes and goes, sometimes I am quite normal, other times certain things (like noise) drive me around the bend. Luckily I live alone, unless I have a voluteer job I am able to rest it out.

Have any of you found this works?

hurting07
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   Posted 4/25/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes we are hyper sensitive
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Ginny
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   Posted 4/26/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hara,
 
I can relate 100% to the hypersensitivity.  It's awful to live with isn't it? I'm dealing with it quite a bit right now.  Noise, light, smell, it's all hightened.  My nerves and my patience are being tested too.  I think some of this is because we Fibromytes tend to have an excess of cortisol running through our veins.  Cortisol is the "fight or flight" hormone.  Adrenalin.  Our brains and our adrenal glands don't communicate properly so that creates all the anxiety, depression, and these hightened senses.  This is new research findings that have come about quite recently. At least we're getting some clues as to what Fibro is all about.  Helps us to understand a bit better.
 
I hope you have a better day today.  hugs to you and your kitties...
 
Ginny
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Hara
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   Posted 4/26/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello, Yes I am doing better today. I took all of my meds last night including an allergy pill. At least my skin is Not crawling today.... It feels so good right now. Thanks everyone for your support.

Hara


Littleneck
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   Posted 4/27/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am definitely hypersensitive to sound, smell, motion, etc. It's a chain reaction for me - too much perfume in the air at the mall/ department store. Headache develops. Skin starts burning, especially my fingertips and neck. Then I'm just ill and sick for days. Same scenario for going to the movies. It's miserable. There was a big widescreen TV on at the hospital where I go for my meds, to try and keep kids from running around. I thought my head was going to explode from the noise- I looked at all the people and NO ONE seemed at all bothered. I got a migraine that lasted 2 days!
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