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Old 05-08-06, 07:02 PM
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ADHD and hypersensitivity

There are times I can be overly sensitive and I jump to conclusions more than I care to mention.

I also get my feelings hurt very easily and have major trouble with rejection and criticism.

I am sensitive to noises, don't like the feeling of certain clothing, etc.

My meds aren't fully in my system yet but will my lexapro help with all this? Besides meds, how else can I stop being so sensitive. Sometimes I get hurt at the slightest thing and will cry for hours. I wish I could stop being this way.

Anyhoo, are these common ADHD'er traits or what?
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I m very sensitive in various ways as well. not the clothes thing though. But noise, rejection, criticism, and OMG I isn't know the jumping to conclusion was related, but I like to think I can read minds hahaha. I'm very sensitive to any stimulants or anything that is mood or mind altering. Even decaf coffee on certain days can make me hyper.
My problem, I think, is that my dh really doesn't want me on anything not herbs not meds because he wants me to be in my natural state not as he has expereinced me on meds: flat, cold, numb

Although I didn't see it much. I gotta find wats to deal with this....
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I've always been "over sensitive", to noise, to light, to emotions, to the feeling of my clothing. There have been a couple of threads around here about this super-sensitivity, let me see if I can find 'em...


http://www.addforums.com/forums/show...uper+sensitive

http://www.addforums.com/forums/show...uper+sensitive

There may be more that I didn't find by searching for "super sensitive" and "over sensitive", but you're certainly not alone.
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OH I forgot, i'm sensitive to noise i wear earplugs to bed and cover my eyes as well, any ammount of light is distracting when going too sleep. i cover my alarm clock, the litler light on ly phone. I hate loud tv or radio unless is im watching or listening to it yself, but not loud! It makes me cranky.
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I get my feelings hurt easily too. I have a knee-jerk anger response to it.
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I am so sensitive it's ridiculous. My husband and I have gotten into arguments over the silliest of things--all because I'm so sensitive and jump to conclusions.

I've never been able to take criticism or rejection. As a result I've missed out on lots of opportunities and relationships because of this. Only recently did I finally realize why I was like this!

I'm supersensitive the sound of snoring. I always have been. I can't even be in the same room with someone snoring. I wonder if that's connected? Or, maybe not.
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I get my feelings hurt anyway.

Odd thing is, when I get mad at someone and they get hurt or upset in return, I end up worrying about whether they are mad at me or not!
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You seem to be lumping emotional sensitivity and sensory hypersensitivity into one basket. I guess you could, but I think they are two separate things.

Some people are very sensitive emotionally. As to being overly sensitive emotionally, I leave you to be the judge of that, but it is not an uncommon problem.

When it come to sensory hypersensitivity ... or just plain hypersensitivity... About 20% of those who have ADHD will have some kind of sensory issues.

Hypersensitivity to sound is relatively common, but scent, taste, touch, and even vision can be affected.

Don't ask me why this is the case, I don't think anyone knows why some ADDers are hypersensitive.


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Interesting, thanks for the info. Do you know what the percentage for non-ADD/ADHDers is that are hypersensitive?
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I get my feelings hurt anyway.

Odd thing is, when I get mad at someone and they get hurt or upset in return, I end up worrying about whether they are mad at me or not!
Yah it's funny same here. I'm afraid of making people upset, even when my point is valid.
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