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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 27 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Hi Guys..ok i really need your help.. It's a very long story but I will try to shorten it..i think that's why I'm in EP, I was trying to tell my story..because I needed advices...
    Wildyoungfree Wildyoungfree 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hi Guys..ok i really need your help.. It's a very long story but I will try to shorten it..i think that's why I'm in EP, I was trying to tell my story..because I needed advices...
    Wildyoungfree Wildyoungfree 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hi Guys..ok i really need your help.. It's a very long story but I will try to shorten it..i think that's why I'm in EP, I was trying to tell my story..because I needed advices...
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    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have the stomach flu and I have a exam today and tomorrow and I'm freaking out why can't I not care like other people. I get so worried that I fail
    savy1063 savy1063 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I hate being near with drunk people. I find it annoying. Especially if it's my boyfriend. My bf soon to be husband like to get wasted. He's acting like some college boys. He'd...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    cujo2020 cujo2020 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I also have an amazing friend in EP. Thank you for everything. Godspeed.
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 13 hrs ago