Is it me or is it my ADD ADHD?
I’m hypersensitive to some noises – the dishwasher bothers me, the washing machine drives me up the wall, nose blowing is very unpleasant. I hate jarring – getting my chair bumped in the restaurant, a pillow dropped on the bed. Shock waves in the air feel like they’re killing my brain cells, and I have few to spare – snapping the wrinkles out of a pillowcase or a towel. I can’t stand having a breeze blowing on me.
I like most music. If it’s not too loud. I play music while I’m writing. Touch and smell don’t usually bother me, but please don’t sit next to me and hog the arm rest.
I researched this and found that it’s quite common with ADD ADHD. It’s not just me.
Is it a part of the syndrome, or a separate problem that often runs with it, like dyslexia?
How much of this is like autism? One comment was about liking being enveloped and deep pressure.
Some of the comments suggest the sensitivity is due to the distraction. Maybe some of it, but it’s the thing itself that gets me.
Here’s the links
Crystal responds that her son hates silverware scraping on the plate. I had forgotten that one! Especially when they’re sawing something with a knife and trying to cut the plate.