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I Have Sensory Defensiveness

a tendency to react negatively or with alarm to sensory input which is generally considered harmless or non-irritating 29 People

    Pain From Touch

    I'm not totally sure that i have this but I think I may have it.  I am sensitive to repetitve sounds - I just want to scream at them to stop after a while.  I also seem to interpret touch as pain.  I used to think that if I put my arm on someone else and it hurt me...
    Celia1 Celia1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    Wondering What Is Happening To Me

    I am wondering if I am experiencing what you all have been writing about. I get quite irritated at loud startling noises such as,my dog barking, a cup breaking in a coffee shop, my husband sneezing, baby's squeal or cry. It seems to have become really noticable since I reached...
    chelseamae chelseamae 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    My Sensory Issues

    I have problems with touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste.* Everything I touch is painful. Things often feel like sandpaper, or like needles. The only things that don't hurt me is glass, plastic, rubber, and some messy play. I have serious anxiety about messy play, especially...
    Anonymous6182 Anonymous6182 13-15 Mar 24, 2013

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    What Do I Do Now?

    I had been misdiagnosed ever since seeking help.  Things for me began a the time of birth, but then, most of my sensory issues, and ADD/ADHD ones, were smothered out of me.  After I had my 2 children and even more trauma added, was when the serious help...
    shorrocks70 shorrocks70 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2009

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    Jundle

    I've always had problems with touch, sight, and sound stimuli being too overwhelming. Just hard to deal with at time.
    jundle jundle 31-35, M Aug 12, 2012

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    The Sound of Water Splashing

    It's makes uncomfortable and embarrassed! Another childhood mystery? no zen fountains for me I guess! Another one is an airplane flying overhead. Oh how I hate that! It gives me flashbacks. Like I get random memories from my life more strongly while I hear it. German past...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 29, 2009

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    Brain Damaged

    I Have Sensory Defensiveness and I didn't know it had a name until I read about this today. 10 years ago they discovered a tumour on my brain stem and it was successfully removed surgically and since then the entire world has been too bright, too loud, too fast, too busy, too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2009

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    As A Child

    I always thought there was something really wrong with me as a child.  I didn't like to be touched by my mother. I hate it when she sings and have to leave the room. Its not that I don't love her, I do. I really do care for her. It would put me into a cycle of self hatred...
    vvmorgue vvmorgue 31-35, F Oct 23, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    My brain is wired in such a way that my feelings for sensations are heightened. So loud noises really bother me, as do really bright lights. I find that being touched and touching...
    wordsmeansomething wordsmeansomething 46-50, M Dec 9

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    Hello everyone I was diagnosed with gastropareis in 2008. I had a gastric stimulator placed and it worked great for 5 years. The doctor then tested me with a gastric emptying scan...
    justwaiting5 justwaiting5 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am contemplating divorcing my husband. The problem is that this will be my third divorce and I am only 43. I made some bad decisions in my twenties based on growing up in an...
    strikes3 strikes3 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    After experiencing extreme painful monthly periods for more than 10 years I have finally had a lasting solution done to relieve me of all that pain. Yes I finally agreed to a total...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I have many infact but this one is my song for today and perhaps for weeks to come as it's very meaningful to me right now. http://youtu.be/PzRH8vaQViY Oh hey, I was listening...
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I've been single for almost 20 years now and some of the guys I've dated have been married. But I have found that having a long term relationship with a MM is hard because they...
    TaxiDrivingMom74 TaxiDrivingMom74 36-40, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I have had couple of times frustrated could not figure way out, most of the time it happens when I can't find my way out. During that time spent thinking, I have hunch of 'doubt...
    Puckerlipjunkie Puckerlipjunkie 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I was adopted by a couple in the US. They're both dead now. They had no other children, adopted or biological. Their brothers and sisters and my adoptive cousins and I are not in...
    1solo1 1solo1 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Mine are probably the worst of you all... I have panic attacks for 3 years now. Those 2 years it's gotten really bad. I can't walk out of my house alone anymore just because of...
    Catwomann Catwomann 18-21, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have decided that Christianity is not for me i don't fit in that circle i can only thank those who tried to encourage me but it just is not me i am more at home with the general...
    greyfriars2 greyfriars2 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Ok so here is everything I wanna do during winter, hence forth, My Winter Bucket List: 1. Decorate a Christmas Tree 2.Enjoy some homemade hot chocolate 3. Throw Confetti on New...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    First, I know it's long, but please I need someone to help me. Any advice. Reading these stories bring tears to my eyes. I have been cheated on 3 times by the same guy. He lied...
    ArisDiCicco ArisDiCicco 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I love her enough to care and constantly worry about her but at the same time I cannot stand her inability to feel empathy for anyone. Even her brother who constantly gives up his...
    booboofuck booboofuck 22-25 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am 30 years old and have BIID. I am new here, and glad to see there are others that deal with this. I am a little farther a long than many as I do live full time as a...
    WendiWheels WendiWheels 31-35, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have always had really big tonsils ever since I was little and I would have constant sore throats and had strep 3 separate times back to back in one summer. It was awful. When I...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have been really ill lately, I've been sick, have a really bad cough and have been getting bad headaches. Throughout all of this, my dog has not left my side. She has led beside...
    mejustbeingme123 mejustbeingme123 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I could have died many times lol. Apparently since birth I was supposed to die. The dumb *** doctor gave my mom medicine so that I wouldn't be born that day, because I was only 8...
    lizardim lizardim 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I posted this already on year 2013, but then this group wasn't as active as it is now. And it's FREE, so, please, for your own good, give it a try! So I am posting this again in...
    Catwomann Catwomann 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Well I finished the series of Harry potter...rinse lather repeat? Wish I had the first two. I wish it was all bad. I wish I didn't have such good memories with him. The only bad...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18. I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    If you had have asked me a year ago what depression was, I would have given you that same old answer about how it just seems to be a thrown around term for people who "get a bit...
    Georgiana72 Georgiana72 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have always felt like I want to die but can't kill myself because of what it would do to my family but mainly my daughter who I am so close to, I just don't want to face the hell...
    tealc2961 tealc2961 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I should say - HAD - an I phone 5s. Yesterday, some low life stole it. I had it for 5 weeks and loved it. It took me months to save up for it and now it's gone. I feel so bummed...
    kellysimon kellysimon 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have quite a few distractions, but if I didn't have you, I would just stay in bed all day & don't care. But every morning I wake up, take the metro for 20 long minutes & hope I...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I wonder why people call them political ‘PARTIES’? They don’t seem to be having that much fun from my perspective. Do you ever have fun with people who accidentally dialed...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I was 6 months pregnant when I found out he was cheating. He accidentally butt dialed me at 4 in the morning when he was with her...I can still remember the pain building up in my...
    cnk2015 cnk2015 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    What is with all the hate on Apple products? Like seriously, to each their own. Everything I have is Apple so getting the iPhone 6 is best for me. If you don't have a MacBook...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've been in love for a long time, I finally could say all I feel to that person, but, she doesn't says "I love you" I hug her, shes hugs me, we hold our hands, and she is so cute...
    Vardelos Vardelos 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    It started out as red eyes, muscle weakness in the legs then a emergency blood transfusion, then told i have chronic kidney disease stage 3, then told im otherwise healthy but...
    shoshoneone shoshoneone 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Daily i surround myself with positivity, quotes and affirmations to intentionally uplift and inspire those who bother to look up and read it. Be that as it may, Im constantly...
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I have a bedtime which is 10 PM. I also secretly have my unofficial going to sleep time. Which is generally much later than that.
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Have you ever been posed the question of Why? Why are you here? Why do you do what you do? Why are you living? Why. It's a poison and my minds had enough.
    CreativelyBland CreativelyBland 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I feel empty. Like I always have to look for strong emotions to feel alive. That means I'm addicted to cutting and to other bad things
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Has anyone ever been in sort of love imbalance? Love triangles, or even Squares? I have. I've been in both situations, and let me tell you; it wasn't easy. What I mean is, I was...
    xluhhv xluhhv 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have a Diploma in Viticulture and Wine Production. I spent two years at TAFE college learning how to grow and process grapes to be crushed and turned into wineI have done three...
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Well we have a dog his name is Bentley, he is an Australian Kelpie, he is black and tan in colour and is 2 years old, he is a lovable dog that, loves his walks [i walk him most of...
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    What great power you must have. Watching them fall to their knees, begging, crying, in utter agony for all the world to see. Watching them instantly change from men of power and...
    extant1 extant1 46-50, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    my husband and i have been best friends for 20 years, in a relationship for 4 yrs and married for 1. I found out he was cheating on me just before we got married and was sending...
    mumofj mumofj 26-30, F 15 Responses 12 hrs ago

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