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Weird Sensory Stuff-- Sound Sensitivity to "up" inflection? Just me?


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Hi.  I have not seen this mentioned anywhere before, although a lot of people are sensitive to noise and sound generally.

 

Does anyone go nuts when someone talks to them with a lot of "up" inflections?  It is as if someone is asking them a bunch of questions, and tone goes up at the end?

 

It is like screens, I can take a little bit, then I can't.

And I bet these are related in my case, the sensory stuff.

 

Just wondering how weird I actually am ... hehe.  (Think I know!)

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I think things that were merely annoying before withdrawal become magnified - minor annoyance become straight up irritations!

 

With the CNS is over sensitized as it is in withdrawal I know I was more irritable in general - I remember walking my dogs and feeling irritated when they wanted to stop and smell things - you know, normal dog behavior! 

 

I can only imagine how much more annoying than usual it would have been earlier in my withdrawal to hear the style of speech you're describing!

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With the CNS is over sensitized as it is in withdrawal I know I was more irritable in general - I remember walking my dogs and feeling irritated when they wanted to stop and smell things - you know, normal dog behavior! 

You just reminded me of a moment in my journey. My dog was old and he passed late last year. A few months previous, I was in really awful withdrawals taking the dog a walk. About 30 mins in it was just getting ridiculous with the sniffing. I realised when I looked back after shouting that I was in such a filthy mood that I was frightening the little guy. He'd caught me up a bit but was cowering. He was blind and a bit sensitive to noise, so that was a factor. I immediately softened my voice and he came right to me. I made a big fuss of him telling him I'm sorry and he perked up for the rest of the journey, wagging his tail by my side and coming along when I gently told him to.

 

Well, I felt MUCH better and it made me see how other people were picking up my filthy mood as the dog did. It was a bit of a catalyst for positive change. Weird how it goes sometimes.

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Yeah, I think if you are suffering enough you lash out at anything or anybody. 

Glad you had nice dogs to relate to ;)

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My goodness that is annoying and I don’t think it has anything to do with benzos as my wife finds it annoying too.

 

We’re not weird, people who speak that way are!  :)

 

I also get annoyed when people say the word “important”. It is Im-port-tant.  Not Im-por-ent

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" Imporent" ....hahahaha    Thats funny Rshack! and yes that would drive me up the wall.

 

Ok back to the thread..constant rise in inflection in annoying on any given day - not just benzo wd.

 

But I agree with others that I'm finding things that annoyed me before are definitely exacerbated during recovery.. (my husband likes to paper pile and I need order...ugh!!!; my teen daughters room... I'm seeing a theme starting here... apparently I need order..control..blah blah blah).

 

Barbarave: you're normal

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