I just want to clarify that that I said that there are many smells that make me feel sick. That doesn't mean they don't smell good, but I can't smell them without experiencing an "allergic type" response. I just seem to be so sensitive to smells that many times I will get a headache, clogged ears, coughing, dizziness, nausea, or asthma from a smell that doesn't agree with me. For example, I don't think that cinnamon smells bad, but if I smell any cinnamon scented products it's an instant headache for me. So I don't think this particular issue is psychological because it effects me whether I'm in a horrid mood or having the best time of my life.
I know what you mean about the sound though. When I was younger I used to love the sound of my cockatiels singing. These days I can't stand it. It's just so shrill and they do the same tune over and over throughout the day and it just drives me nuts. I also have a similar issue with a different bird who tends to scream this very grating screech every time I come home and it's very hard for me not to loose my temper over it. I also find myself getting angry at sounds going on outside the house such as other people mowing their lawn or their dogs barking and these things didn't drive me up the wall so easily in the past. I feel like if something is going on outside and I can hear it inside my house with all the windows and doors shut, then it's too loud. I wish they made better earplugs. I own earplugs with the highest sound reduction rating available and they aren't anywhere near good enough. Also the longer I have them in the less effective they get because my ears seem to adapt to them and my sense of hearing gets more acute.
Allergies, Asthma, Anxiety, Depression, IBS, PCOS, Fibromyalgia