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noise sensitivity
jazzyrkj posted:
I've noticed that I am more sensitive to loud tv, road noise in the car, people talking etc. Makes my ears ring.
lovedogs1955 responded:
I am in Stage 3 I believe, and have noticed that i am over sensitive to all kinds of things, like noise, walking into a dept. store and being overwhelmed with too many things to look at...things like that. I think it's pretty "normal" for those of us with PD.
kabenn responded:
too much sensory input,,,noise, crowds, multitasking are all difficult for me. Overwhelming situation triggers anxiety attack and I can panic and become a quivering mass of jello. No visible avenue of exit terrifies me ( but it always has). The loss of control of the environment.
lovedogs1955 responded:
Since I posted the last time with this question, I have been put on 3 anti-anxiety meds and they have helped quite a bit. I am also sleeping better. Parkinson's Anxiety is another part of this disease process. Seems like every week I find out something else. OH, I am NOT happy with my "buddy", Parkinson's.
njladyluck responded:
This just started for me. I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago. If someone walks up on me, my husband walks in the front door, or a loud noise I really overdo it in my response. I jump up and am terrified. It must be all part of the anxiety which for me was brought on by the PD. It is upsetting for me but when it involves another person I do not know that well, it is very embarrassing. Oh well!

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