Sensory Sensitivity

by Kade
(America)

I was misdiagnosed as having panic/anxiety disorder and defiant disorder. When really I have issues with touch, smell, taste, visual and auditory.


Touch: have to wear very soft socks (agitated if I cant find soft socks/clothes my whole day gets ruined) Sport bras only due to elastic strap pinching sensation against my skin, no tags, tennis shoes cannot have backs on them (slip on only) Lace, wool, polyester type material cannot be tolerated (the thought of having to touch such material freaks me out) What I do to soften clothes? Use 1/4 cup of laundry detergent and 2 cups of clothes softener per load. I avoid touching objects, material at let say Kmart. Avoidance of touch is most important for me being that it is where i am most sensitive.

Smell/taste: Tang taste like a (soiled) old folks home smells. I gag, vomit. Cant eat Sea food because it is rubber like texture agitates me bad.

Visual/auditory: I avoid crowds can't tolerate people talking chatting over each other. Garbage bag rubbing against itself, dog consistent barking, Over head florescent light humming/clicking/clanging, xray machine motor grinding/chirping/snapping noise. Starring: makes me agitated sensory overload, sudden change of schedule denies me direction no direction makes me go into fear mode and fear mode makes me freeze up hard to leave the apt.

Hard to explain.

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Apr 08, 2016
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Can I wish for deafness?
by: Anonymous

Someone at my work mentioned this disorder to me.. I am very sensitive to audio. Someone eating with their moth open from across the room, clanging a spoon in a coffee cup, coughing loudly, clearing their throat loudly, grunting from pain.. All sends me into a maniacal turmoil to lash out .. But I try to be sympathetic and not lash out as the noise is so overwhelming sometimes to migraine level pain

May 25, 2015
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may be love
by: harry

My friend have a daughter and a son. His son was affected with this disorder. He has these two symptoms related to the smell and the visual. I can see the sadness in that family. But what to do nothing can change him from being like that.

Mar 26, 2011
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An Easy Cure
by: Anonymous

My son had this and I did my own research. After visiting with a functional medicine doctor, we chelated him for heavy metal poisoning and tested him for food and chemical sensitivities. He is sensitive to milk, food coloring and chemicals. I was tested and found to have off the charts mercury poisoning. I gave it to him while carrying him. The time, effort and money spent was well worth it. Rather than admitting him into a mental institution at age 7, he is now top in his class, has no sensory problems (which is only the tip of the iceberg) and is a happy 10 year old. Worth checking out even if you think folks like us are crazy. Doctors that look at root causes are curing lots of people and that is more proof for me than a research study. But the medical community doesn't like them taking their sick patients out of the system.


Sep 24, 2010
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The auditory
by: Anonymous

... I'm with you!!!!! I struggle hard core to pay attention and not feel that pressure build up in my chest when I hear the whirring sounds, a plastic grocery bag flapping in the car with the windows open... someone chewing gum nearby.

Dec 28, 2009
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by: Anonymous

All of your comments make sense to me. I hate changes in routine.. one of the ways i have over come this a bit is by writing my routine or a to do list the night before,, i go to sleep and dont dwell so much on stuff... also if the list changes in the middle of the day i just scribble out and make another.. it gives me a measure of control to do this and lessens my anxiety due to schedule changes....

Nov 15, 2008
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sensory sensitivity
by: Anonymous

Might be hard to explain - I actually understand that to an extent because I am the parent of a child with these same symptoms. It isn't hard for people like my son to understand though. He is only 7, but his life so far has been very difficult because of issues such as you have described.

He has been diagnosed with different things as well, until recently finally getting some help he needs at Childrens Hospital. They have been very helpful to him, but the world usually isn't. Even including our friends and family, and us as parents at times not understanding where the panic and tears are coming from. Do you have any advice for him, or for us as his parents?
Thanks

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