Fibro Feelings – Sensory Overload
I’ve talked about sensory overload in fibromyalgia before and now I’ve got a great example to share. One night I was feeling a little tired and after feeding The Boisterous Boy we finally got to making dinner around 9pm. The Helpful Hubby finished cooking some ginger terriyaki beef scewers I’d gotten him and the smell was SO strong! There were only two of them and The Helpful Hubby ended up covering the skillet, but the aroma was really bothering me.
I noticed I was even holding my breath a bit in the next room. I heated up a Trader Joe’s frozen entree and when I went to stir it up I ended up dropping the fork out of my hand, throwing noodles and mushrooms on the floor. Then I went to check to make sure the broccoli I’d cooked was ready and burned my tongue!
As I finally sat down to eat I hit the remote and accidentally changed the channel. The Helpful Hubby had been wanting to watch a special news report and had it paused, but then I changed the channel a second time, which caused him to loose his program. =( Luckily he understood I was struggling and he didn’t get mad at me. He did comment on how he was surprised how much the smell was bothering me though. We both had a little laugh at the clumsiness the sensory overload had caused me.
Do you get overwhelmed by smells too?
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Posted: May 14th, 2013 under Fibro Feelings.