I've had synesthesia my entire life, but I only discovered it had a name two years ago. All of my letters except for h, q, v, x and z and all my numbers have colors floating around them. My emotions are colors and I put colors with people as well. Pain makes me see bright orange everywhere. Also I can see and feel music which is my favorite. I can't imagine music with only hearing. I'm really happy to have synesthesia. 

sp88 sp88
18-21, F
1 Response Nov 19, 2009

Well it does bother me sometimes. I can't listen to music while I drive or I'd probably get in a car wreck due to all the shapes I see. Also if I feel a really strong emotion I have trouble seeing because the it's color is like a wave that floods my vision. Plus I have trouble reading colored fonts if they aren't in the right colors. Above all, my synesthesia can be incredibly distracting and makes it hard for me to concentrate. I've been diagnosed with ADHD, but I've always wondered if it is just because I have a lot more going on in my brain than other people do. Still, I think the positives greatly outweigh the negatives and I wouldn't give my synesthesia up for anything.