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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 31 People

    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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    “From the first moments of life,

    our being strives to be in harmony with our surroundings and with each other.” ~ Dr. Sharon Keller I know what it is to want to belong and yet be unable to. When you face the tears and ongoing agony of a long term unnamed condition, you value every insight that comes your...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Dec 29, 2014

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm great friends with this boy right, and we have been for more than a year. Now I love having heaps of friends at times, but we just like to walk and talk with our little group...
    PaintOverItBlack PaintOverItBlack 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I am happy to be a strong women. Yet deep I Inside, I wish that I didn't have to be..at least always. I have never met a man who was as strong or willing to be strong for me or...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Ok so recently i owned up to this girl who i had taken i liking to by telling her that i like her, and to my surprise she said that she liked me too. Thankfully the place we were...
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    When I was young used to feel.....in fact, was close to normal up until about 7 years old.... That is when my ASPD first began to show up..... But, over the past few years, I...
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    I've been having a series of reoccurring dreams recently. Which is rather odd for me as I rarely ever remember the dreams I have in the first place. Yet as the dream progresses...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    All in one click of a button.... Wow and it's strange and real I almost don't know how to process it honestly... I can't really put it in to words , *sigh*.... Now I'm up at 5am...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have been hurt many times in my life but i can understand why. Im normally anxious and it doesnt make people attracted to a coward who fears people. I still figure out why im so...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Aftermath of being cheated on. Don't do it. PRAY:Family Court Parent Agreement Today STBX refuses to just sit and work out plan for kids. We are using a Mediatir (Canadien ) she...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have problem with my step son... He is 17 yrs old and he will be 18 yrs old next month... He moved out because of me actually if he don't give me hard time, there's no problem...
    zenwahs8 zenwahs8 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    Hayhay4302 Hayhay4302 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I accidentally forgot my meds two days in a row... Im not feeling too good. I remember being told coming off of them could sometimes be worse than the original depression. But...
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    There is none or very little honor today. My dad wasen't much good for anything. But he did teach me three things. Never to lie, never to steal, and when you give your word you...
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    I was going to write something..... I changed my mind. I can't. Let's do this instead. Make me feel like I'm not alone. Can you tell me why you have PTSD in one sentence?
    ThundercatGummiebear ThundercatGummiebear 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    My girlfriend cheated on me with a girl so I was just like, how can I compete with that ya'll have fun I guess.
    KelsonTheDragon KelsonTheDragon 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I spent 2 years in college learning something i always wanted to since childhood. Depression came grades fell and i quit it. After an year i want to pursue the same thing but i...
    Peacefulwarior Peacefulwarior 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have my heart broken so many times. But it made me stronger now. I tried to find someone, it didnt work and now i can forget about it. I had so many bad expirences that i dont...
    tokyo60s tokyo60s 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Thought for the day: People say you cant live without love, but I think oxygen is more important... Have a happy Monday!!!!
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I know it sounds weird but i want to develope schizophrenia. I have scizophreniform but that's not enough i want to know why I think like this
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Wish I could've experienced high school like all my friends that I no longer have ...
    1Deleted 1Deleted 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    That mini heart attack when you have sent a text to the wrong person.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I also have yahoo. Mine is lisat663. I wish to find real chatfriends. You too?
    Lisa03Falmer Lisa03Falmer 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I also have yahoo. I am lisat663. I would like to find real chatfriends.
    Lisa03Falmer Lisa03Falmer 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I also have yahoo. I am lisat663. I would like to find real chatfriends.
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    I have a crush on Kian Lawley, he has a great sense of humour. His videos are great fun to watch, he definitely knows how to make people laugh he's so hot
    Ilovesomeonespecial Ilovesomeonespecial 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have crushes on all white youtubers...
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    They say that love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug?
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I used to have a crush on a youtuber not anymore!
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    jessicajade21 jessicajade21 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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