All the Noise, Noise, Noise!

Howdy! Hope we are all having some relief!  Lately, I have developed a sincere noise sensitivity. At first I thought , oh, I can’t really hear well (although I have never had any issues with my hearing). Then, it was, oh, I am just getting old (although I really am barely middle age). And then, I finally realized that I am having some certain noise sensitivities! This is a newer symptom, and it seems to get worse as I progress in my treatment. I have read about people having both noise and light sensitivities with Lyme, but I have always been very sensitive to light  and only just recently am I noticing the noise issues.

Hmm. No bueno! I don’t seem to struggle much when it is a one on one conversation but if the pitch is too high or low, watch out! My poor husband. We get up early for work, about 5:15 a.m. and there are some mornings like today, that I keep telling him to please lower his voice a tad to the point where I can’t even hear him. Then he is like WTH?!?!  It’s a weird feeling when this happens. It is almost like the sound travels in my ears directly to my brain and zaps it. My thoughts start jumbling up and my head starts to hurt. Does anyone else have this experience?

Of course, it is waaaaay worse in a crowd, and by crowd, I mean like more than 4 people. Haha! No, really. In a crowd, there are just so many different noises and pitches and inflections. I try to focus on one, but I just can’t. When this happens, I get really frustrated. Some places/situations I have issues: when one person is talking to me at the speed of lightening, talking on the phone, parties, classes, stores. You name it. Pretty much anywhere there is a cacophony. It for sure makes it even more difficult to socialize…..What is “that”, you ask? 🙂

It’s been happening more and more lately so I am going to discuss it with my doctor on the 22nd. However, I am guessing there is nothing that can be done? I mean besides becoming a hermit which I have down except for this silly working thing. I am making light of all of this but it can be really irritating and depressing. Anyone else dealing with this phenomenon and if so, how do you do it without becoming the Grinch, like me?

GrinchPeace and joy to all of you. Thank you so very much for stopping by and reading.  – B

4 thoughts on “All the Noise, Noise, Noise!

    • readbetweenthelyme December 23, 2014 / 2:15 pm

      It’s a fairly newer symptom for me. And kinda weird and difficult to describe. Thanks for reading. Lyme is so overwhelming, and it can be so all encompassing in a myopic way. How is the doxy pulsing going? I haven’t ever pulsed; my doctor keeps rotating my meds every 8-10 weeks. I hope you aren’t feeling too horrible. I never herxed on doxy but then agai, I felt like a big fat herx 24/7 and probably just couldn’t tell the difference, plus I was on a really low dose. Now, knowing what a herx is and feels like, maybe I did on doxy? Take care. I love reading your posts. Thank you for writing them! 🙂

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  1. The Sublyme Life January 2, 2015 / 10:56 am

    I absolutely get this! It’s terrible! Lots of people, or even something high pitched in music, it actually activates your limbic system which is “fight or flight”! I try and take it as long as I can then go to the bathroom or go outside for air until I can face it again. It’s hard!

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    • readbetweenthelyme January 10, 2015 / 6:38 pm

      Wow. Well then that makes so much sense and it is how I feel. I have to get away! 🙂

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