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Loud Souds
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dwilmoth - October 10

Do loud sounds bother anyone else? Is this normal for FMS? If my hubby has the Tv just a click above the normal volume it puts me on edge!!!


trans - October 10

Dear dwilmoth,
Yes, I do, sounds, smells & touch, over sensitivity. I is one of the symptoms. Oversensitivity to all the above. Even touch for me, if someone taps me it hurts more than someone without FMS>
God Bless


ibritz - October 10

Yes, even the crunch sound of someone chewing something crunchy. UUGGHH!!


Gabbie - October 10

Depending on the kind of day I'm having and just how much the fibro is kicking in determines the sound sensitivity. High pitched noises such as a squeaking wheel on a shopping cart, certain types of music or a person tapping their fingers on a counter are just some of the things that make me extremely edgy. Then there is the siren of an emergency vehicle that I have to cover my ears because it actually feels like it hurts. Do you also have a sensitivity to light and smells?


Shau Marie - October 10

oversensitivity was was one of the first things I noticed. Repetitive sounds like crunching and chewing. Dogs barking, children crying or having tantrums (and i love children) a loud clock drives me crazy. I am also drove crazy by smells, light and I startle very easily. I have an attack if i am startled and I get chest pains. Also chemicals of all types give me rashes and hives. I have switched to cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, etc. Make-up is very difficult and I have to be very careful with person products like shampoo's, soaps and creams. I use chemical free when ever I can. One last thing is I have reactions to all the meds they give me. People look at me like I am crazy when I cover my ears at the slightest sound.


Fantod - October 11

Yes - I am particularly bothered by the bass frequency in loud car stereos, any kind of repetivitive noise -kids screaming, barking, phone ringing and other things that other people barely notice. Sometimes I feel like I am going to crawl out of my skin when I am subjected to noise. No one close to me seems to understand why I am so intolerant. All I know is that I can't stand it and become almost irrational at times over some sources of noise. This is definitely one of the many perks of FMS. I, for one, wish it wasnt. ....


How to Survive - October 13

You are not alone. Loud sounds, especially repetitive can reduce me to tears or panic attacks. I also have extreme problems with smells. Cooking smellsare a huge problem as is dirty hair. When my fibro is really flared-up I have to get my husband to wash his hair before bed as I cant stand the smell of hair


wabbit - October 20

Yes, they do...a great deal. I never liked noise much but with the worsening of my fibromyalgia and TMJ disorder symptoms, I am having difficulty dealing with a number of sounds,especially when they're abrupt I'm easily startled. When my IBS symptoms are very bad, loud noises make them worse because I startle and that seems to set hell off in my body. I still don't know why or how this happens but I just wanted to let you know that it does. I live in an extremely noisy and overcrowded city. I didn't like it in the past but now it's just unbearable with the heightened sensitivity. I wish doctors would take this more seriously.



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