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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 32 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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    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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    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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    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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    “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 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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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    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

    Tell me how many you have. I have over 400 pairs.
    57pantievswolf 57pantievswolf 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    My dad died last week. He was 78. He was in the process of beating cancer, but had a complication after the surgery that eventually killed him. I feel so guilty - I am the one...
    Snowman12345 Snowman12345 56-60, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I've known ever since I was 7 but I thought they were ghosts or demons. the first time someone came out in front of others, I was 17. now I'm married to one of the guys who knew...
    lilystone lilystone 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    Two actually... ---What have you always wanted? --- Did you ever get it?
    blondebean blondebean 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I usually have nightmares and end up crying myself to sleep most nights anyway
    4alex442 4alex442 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Numbness was there when i made peace with my Dad 'again' after a quite of time. I went down to the kitchen and he was sitting there , " welcome back , Dad" with no second...
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    ive been wondering for a while why i associate colors with people, numbers, and months etc. i also associate personalities with numbers, 7 has always been a snarky ***** lol. 3 too...
    supmuhj00ps supmuhj00ps 16-17 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have a problem, I fap.. I started fap last year.. I know I made a huge mistake.. I really want to stop fap.. any Idea??
    grimeson214 grimeson214 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    1. nasty *** teeth. like I don't mind coffee stains because they aren't caused by bad hygiene but I once meet a guy with **** actually on his teeth. not stains, like there was...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Have you ever felt like you loved someone so much that when your spending time with them it feels like your staring at an hourglass slowing running out of time you have left...
    Cravndiscipline79 Cravndiscipline79 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    i think what hurts the most is the fact that i have been there for my sister since the day i was born. One could even go as far as to say that my purpose in the family was not only...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have had many teen boys saying "your cute." And stuff and I don't know if they are just saying that it not I don't know! I'm only 13.
    pie323 pie323 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Turns out pregnancy induced insomnia is not a myth. Also doesn't help that I work nights (10 pm-7 am). Needless to say my sleep schedule is way off. Right now, as I type this, I am...
    LoneLostDreamer042 LoneLostDreamer042 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    all i do is read and write yapi smuy and that's it that's all that i have in a dirty mind. but like, sec that might involve me seems very very awkward but like, other characters...
    Skylar666 Skylar666 13-15, T 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Omg, this sounds sort of like me and my best friend. it's just so many emotions I wabt to get out and I think this is the place to do it. I'm in love with my best friend. It's...
    Daydo99 Daydo99 16-17 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Today I'm going to tell my mother that I have Tinea Versicolor. It's a fact that sleep deprivation produces a drunk effect on the brain, so tonight I'm not going to sleep. I need...
    Mewl Mewl 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    As I lie on the soft, firm sand and listen to the rhythmical breaking of the waves hitting the shore... I turn inwards, I feel the whirlwind of emotions sweeping through me, and...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    This is all your fault mikey if only you wouldn't have hurt me maybe I'd be fine ...F-uck you man you hurt me now I want to hurt myself Bc you just had to get pleasure from...
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I lost my virginity at 21. I have contracted Herpes & HPV (HumanPapillomaVirus) at my current age of 23. I feel like i've ruined my life before it has even started from being...
    AFriend1nDeed AFriend1nDeed 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Last year I went off of my antipsychotics and I think that I damaged my heart. I've been on them ever since but every time I lay down on my chest or back my heart slows down and...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone, I'm Heiry (pronounced Haiti) like the country but spelled differently. I know some ppl have a difficult time understanding my name and that's okay! But anyway..so I...
    heirytoni heirytoni 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the femur with mets in my liver. I had surgery to remove the mets in my liver 3 of the 4 were removed but the 4th could not be...
    0maddi0 0maddi0 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    It was on July 27th when I had it done, I was in the city with a friend whom I knew for years wanted hers done so badly and I wanted mine done a while ago. She saw that Envy was...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    There is so much I want to get off my chest but I literally feel like I have no one. At least not verbally. It seems like at times I almost want to give up on the world all...
    justluvme4evr justluvme4evr 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I feel people need to accept themselves more so I want everyone who feels like it to comment your flaws to show those not brave enough to reveal themselves that we all have them...
    NightWriter216 NightWriter216 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    okay so let me just rant really quick: to the guys and gals that want to know if you're attractive: you don't need to be asking these questions. honestly, it makes you look like...
    saraxc saraxc 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    It comes down to all the men that have lied to me, all my life. My dad, every single boyfriend has been a liar or cheater or often both. I have lied myself and am not perfect, but...
    GamerDustBunny GamerDustBunny 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I'm a twenty two year old slightly overweight single lesbian woman who is mainly looking for friends of older age. I battle borderline personality disorder, which makes...
    rainbowsmangos2015 rainbowsmangos2015 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    A year ago, my heart was an aching mess - a hurt organ with pain resonating from it's dingy chambers and broken strings. It was a stranger to the ray of hope, of optimism. It...
    ArcticNorah ArcticNorah 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I have been asked does PNES ever stop? Truthfully given that the condition affects suffers in different ways. After reading a lot of research and accounts from suffers from the UK...
    VolunteerMouse VolunteerMouse 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Happy 4th of July everyone. Hope you have a good one.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4

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    my dad is not a very good person and I can't really like him because he never give me a reason to love him, my dad has never liked me anyway so when he finds out that I am gay he...
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    3 days ago myself and entire family lost the most influential person in our lives, my grandmother, best friend, fill in mom, most loving and accepting person I've ever known. such...
    peacefulpasser peacefulpasser 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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