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Suggestions for dealing with sensory overload?

I am so grateful to hear the stories as I have been feeling so alone through this initial MS diagnosis process. Most of my symptoms have been sensory overload – mostly auditory. The slightest sound can throw me over the edge, and my ability to focus on more than one thing at a time has become impossible. I become so overwhelmed I feel as though I am losing my mind. Over the years I have had pain in my hip, arm, hands, fingers, mostly leaving my right arm so weak I can barely get the bed made sometimes. I am trying to focus on getting back in to healthy habits such as Yoga and other activities but due to stress related to this process I have felt so depressed and overwhelmed. Thank you all for being such a wonderful support.

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  • Shelby Comito moderator
    9 months ago

    Hi @cris! Thank you for your question. I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I can imagine how overwhelming all of this must feel and want you to know that we hear you. I commend you for seeking information and healthy, stress-reducing activities like yoga.

    I found a few articles on managing sensory overload for you here: 1) 2) and 3)
    I hope you find these helpful. Please know that you’re not alone as you go through this – we’re here for you and hope you feel better soon! Thinking of you, Shelby,

  • cris author
    6 months ago

    Thanks so much for this information and support .

  • pepkat
    6 months ago

    These tips are very helpful, and helps describe one of my most troublesome symptom…what I have not been able to put into words!

    This site has been so extremely helpful!

  • Shelby Comito moderator
    6 months ago

    That warms my heart @pepkat! I’m so glad to hear that – thank you for sharing and for being a part of this special community! Best, Shelby, Team member

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