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Noise sensitivity getting worse...

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by Gingergrrl, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Community Support Volunteer

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    @Misfit Toy I'm so glad you are on a mini vacation and you deserve it! We will be staying in a hotel shortly for my trip to the specialist and I am hoping it will be quiet with no smells or noise. We always request no smoking/no pets room but sometimes you don't get what you asked for. My main issue was that the hotel had a fridge since I have two supplements that need to be refrigerated. It is so different traveling as a PWC than in my earlier life :aghhh::mad::bang-head:
     
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    For me the thing that helps the most is migraine medication (anti-seizure type). I do have migraine.

    However, getting enough rest, avoiding over-stimulation (e.g. limiting TV, moving away from the dryer or dishwasher when possible), and staying well hydrated also help.
     
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    When I am for a day or two on vacations, that's the first thing I am doing, plugging out the mini-fridge, the air-conditionning that are in the room... Because of noise sensitivity, I won't rent a room in a building, separate bungalow is the only solution...
     
  4. Sherpa

    Sherpa Ex-workaholic & adrenaline junkie

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    @Gingergrrl

    FYI - Low thyroid hormone levels / low thyroid function can cause noise hypersensitivity. I used to be driven crazy by slight hums, buzzing sounds, TV noise through my wall, footsteps.

    After supplementing with thyroid glandular.. and then eventually correcting my insulin resistance that caused low thyroid hormone levels... I became much less sensitive to "minor" noise that isn't blatantly distracting.
     
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  5. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Community Support Volunteer

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    @Sherpa I wrote this post a while ago and in general noise sensitivity is not as bad for me now. I also got noise canceling headphones which are really helpful.

    The worst for me is when there are multiple competing noises/sounds and my brain cannot separate them or filter them out.
     
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    I can relate to noise. sometimes when not feeling well just driving if a truck passes me feel like reaching up and covering my ears. Not a good idea though. Traveling on the train to NYC as soon as entering the tunnel the air pressure changes and I grab my ears from the pain. I tried ear plugs but then I still hear the loud ringing in my ears plus my vertigo gets so much work. It feels like the nerves to the ears/ear drum are inflamed from whatever causes this inflammation on the brain. My nerves to the teeth was the worse pain I have experienced over the past 22 years. A definite trigeminal neuralgia. I still get it on and off to this day. This damn disease has a mind of its own. One day its your ears so sensitive and the next that could be better and your joints are so stiff and prone to injury. Then the next day your joints can be better and your muscles are twitching all over and you get cramps in feet and other muscles. Just can't figure it out. I know one thing though. It is all related.
     
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    I am so glad that it isn't just me! I was attributing my hypercusis to other things, and didn't realize how many people with CFIDS suffer from sensitivity to noise. On New Year's eve, we spent the night at a quiet hotel because I would have suffered so from the noise people make, with fireworks and loud music. I also react badly to truck noises, engine braking (which sounds like a low flying aircraft) and other low frequency noise. I actually end up in tears if it goes on too long.

    I hope things get back to normal for you soon, Gingergrrl!
     
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  9. Gingergrrl

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    @belize44 This is actually an old thread that I started back in June but I still struggle with noise sensitivity. At present, I still startle very easily when there is an unexpected noise or loud sound. I also cannot sort out competing sounds. I can easily talk on the phone to one person but if there is also a TV or music on, I struggle to follow the conversation like my brain can only deal with one stimulus at a time!

    That's great you went to a quiet hotel for new years and mine was not quite so good this year... here's hoping the rest of 2015 is better after a rocky start!
     
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    Oh, I didn't realize that it was an old post. We are struggling with noise issues where we live, right now. Some of it is city noise, like dump trucks and leaf blowers. The other is noisy teenagers in the house on the next lot. We are planning to sell our house and move away.
     
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    At the beginning of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, I empathize with the Grinch objecting to all the Whos' noise, noise, noise!
     
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    LOL, so do I! I always found it annoying that the Grinch was represented as just resenting that other people were having fun and he wasn't. All he wanted was to have peace and quiet!
     

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