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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

    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have both sound and touch sensitivities. It's hard to get people to understand.
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Mar 18

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    I have three adopted boys, my middle son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. I have found it to be a weight removed! now I understand the reason behind some of his behaviours...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I will not talk to or add ppl to my circle who have blank profiles. if you joined a bunch of joined but don't have any stories written and you try to add me to ur circle guess what...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    when i was 5 on my birthday i was in an accident and almost die from it. well i have a huge scar on my right leg and i'm really self conscious about it. i don't wear skirts, shorts...
    monsay89 monsay89 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have so many thoughts while browsing here. I really don't feel right calling them random, as they really aren't! I like to look at people's profiles after I come across...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When I say friend, I mean friend as in: Actual conversing with each other, not just adding someone for the sake of self-enjoyment. On the internet, that's basically all I get, just...
    Lunakicker Lunakicker 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    i am wondering if anyone has these features with their pd. 1. when i get freezing and i cant lift my feet to walk across a room i can still walk up stairs. 2. when i freeze and...
    whatchimecallit whatchimecallit 56-60, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have a few rules to drinking. Always drink when im depressed, angry and happy!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    People have said my issue is quite common but yet,I still require advice.I'm the youngest in the family and I've converted into a Christian. My mum was really pissed when she found...
    Nikki355 Nikki355 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Twin Flame Relation and Art Do they related ? Since I met my twin, I have more interest and more serious about doing artistic activities. Drawing, sing, dance even now I write...
    Missberry73 Missberry73 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I never really understood why I acted the way I acted and said some of the things I said until I was diagnosed . I never knew why most of my relationships never worked out and why...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My girlfriend told me I couldnt have sex with her because she's on her period and it would be messy. yet that same night she let my friend **** her when I went to lay down. Im...
    Bubblerguy Bubblerguy 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Okay, wait. I WILL NOT, not wont, interact with users who have blank profiles. -.- No stories, experiences and the best part, no pictures. Like duh??? Dear Faceless Individual...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have a crush on this boy and at the beginning of the school year ,he used to make fun of me but then he told the counselor that he didn't mean nothing by it and I was thinking we...
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F Mar 1

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    I don't shave because I don't feel that I should have to. I mean, why is that even a thing? I feel beautiful in my own skin. I'm often told that having hairy armpits or hairy legs...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I use to stutter when I was younger and now being slightly/completely (depending on who you ask) antisocial, I have had a hard time talking completely right. I tend to slur...
    TrojanPrincess TrojanPrincess 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I broke my coccyx bone when I was about, 14. Me and my sister Patience was playing around while we imagined the "invisible man" tossing us into the walls. I must have landed on my...
    Egaip86 Egaip86 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    And it's these things that I have no regrets about! I'm pretty much done with swearing off of things. Idk who I'll be in the next ten years.
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Mar 1

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    i think all of us have one :) a specific one, several, extreme, vanilla-ish... not wrong right?
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 12 Responses Mar 1

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    I have been with my husband for almost 11 years and we have two beautiful children. He has been cheating on me for the past six months. It's pretty crazy what goes on in your head...
    sunnygirl29 sunnygirl29 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I have never even hugged a girl except my mum. I'm 17
    J7442 J7442 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    This is honestly the best console I've owned. It's the perfect system for a guy like me who used to be a more serious gamer. But, a lot of the "serious" games just got old with all...
    Frost119 Frost119 22-25, M Mar 1

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    Its not the most badass thing or i dont think it counts as breaking the law more like trouble with the law.But i was 12 (almost 13) and i was with my brother (10 almost 11) and our...
    KushHadMe KushHadMe 22-25, M Mar 1

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    I have work in four hours and I can't sleep the treatment was working for about a week but for the past two days I can't fall asleep I've only slept for about five hours up to this...
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    This is a terrifying and violating experience and sometimes violent. I have been woken to what sounds like voices in my ear and found i could not move, as if someone extremely...
    LadySarahNight LadySarahNight 18-21, F Mar 1

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    that people break into my house and I do everything in my power to try and stop them from killing my family and I always fail and only one person lives besides me. then when I wake...
    slappadabba420 slappadabba420 18-21, F Mar 1

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    I only have my tongue pierced but I'm wanting to get microdermals on my hip.. but I heard they have to cut your skin so now I'm like.. ehhhh ._____.
    CandiceH14 CandiceH14 18-21, F Mar 1

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    Hey, I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and ill tell you my story. I have two children with this man they are still very young. He physically abused me basically everyday...
    maddzt maddzt 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Mostly I just want to have sex with him and it's all I think about every single day. It's pretty insane. I don't really know why I am into him either... but this is certainly real...
    Shirosan Shirosan 18-21, F Mar 1

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    I don't have any real friends (besides my boyfriend). I feel bad because people are always trying to hang out with me, but I just don't want to put forth the effort of maintaining...
    lilymegami lilymegami 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Doesnt mean I have a crude sense of humour, I am open to solicitations.
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Really getting tired of getting my heart broken. And just when I get my heart broken you get dived in on by cam girls, african dating scams, liars, etc. It really can make you...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I have had about 4 different piercings but had to take them out so I decided to get 4 more different piercings & I just love them.
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F Mar 1

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