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Sensitive Much - Oh yeah

So this post is a little different. I am going to open up and share something I just recently learned about myself. I am a highly sensitive person. I've sort of known that for a long time.

I've always been different, but I never knew it was scientific. I've always been told, "Get over it." Or, "You're too sensitive." Life can easily be overwhelming. Too much loud noise, or strong smells, can leave me crying with a migraine. I also cry easily in sadness, pain, and wonder. My kids think my overreaction is a bad thing, but what they don't understand is, it isn't something I can just shut off.

I am now reading books, and processing all this new information. Which is great, because for thirty-five years, I've thought I am quite odd. Now I know better. The reason I am sharing this is to raise awareness. One in five people suffer like me. :D

I first found the pertinent information here.  ~The Highly Sensitive Person~ 

To give you a real world example, I went into the little corner mini mart a few years back. It had just been bought by Koreans, and they were selling incense. One particular scent hit me so hard, that as I moved towards the back of the store, I began gagging.

By the time I grabbed the soda I was after and reached the front of the store, I was gagging and crying with a serious migraine. I honestly thought I was going to pass out. I tried to explain it to the person behind the counter. She just looked at me like, "What?"

Once I was outside in the fresh air for a few minutes, the symptoms began to subside. Things like this most people don't even notice. Trust me when I say it isn't all it's cracked up to be...just sayin'.

2 comments:

Thanks for sharing your post and the link. I'll have to see if I'm 'afflicted' like you.

Keep writing!

drstiff

Dr Stiff Thanks for stopping by, I hope the information and link were helpful. I'm curious what you learned. If you feel up to sharing let me know. :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sensitive Much - Oh Yeah



Sensitive Much - Oh yeah

So this post is a little different. I am going to open up and share something I just recently learned about myself. I am a highly sensitive person. I've sort of known that for a long time.

I've always been different, but I never knew it was scientific. I've always been told, "Get over it." Or, "You're too sensitive." Life can easily be overwhelming. Too much loud noise, or strong smells, can leave me crying with a migraine. I also cry easily in sadness, pain, and wonder. My kids think my overreaction is a bad thing, but what they don't understand is, it isn't something I can just shut off.

I am now reading books, and processing all this new information. Which is great, because for thirty-five years, I've thought I am quite odd. Now I know better. The reason I am sharing this is to raise awareness. One in five people suffer like me. :D

I first found the pertinent information here.  ~The Highly Sensitive Person~ 

To give you a real world example, I went into the little corner mini mart a few years back. It had just been bought by Koreans, and they were selling incense. One particular scent hit me so hard, that as I moved towards the back of the store, I began gagging.

By the time I grabbed the soda I was after and reached the front of the store, I was gagging and crying with a serious migraine. I honestly thought I was going to pass out. I tried to explain it to the person behind the counter. She just looked at me like, "What?"

Once I was outside in the fresh air for a few minutes, the symptoms began to subside. Things like this most people don't even notice. Trust me when I say it isn't all it's cracked up to be...just sayin'.

2 comments:

Don said...

Thanks for sharing your post and the link. I'll have to see if I'm 'afflicted' like you.

Keep writing!

drstiff

Crystal R. Martin said...

Dr Stiff Thanks for stopping by, I hope the information and link were helpful. I'm curious what you learned. If you feel up to sharing let me know. :)

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