An Overview of Hypervigilance with Fibromyalgia

An Overview of Hypervigilance

This is something I deal with in many ways and quite often, even daily.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog,

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

6 thoughts on “An Overview of Hypervigilance with Fibromyalgia

  1. morgueticiaatoms

    Thanks for sharing this article. It really resonated and offered an explanation for why I am always tense, on red alert, and so easily shaken by common sounds. It was startling to realize how many of the symptoms listed I experience on a daily basis and are chalked up simply to depression and anxiety. This article offered more information and insight than 26 years of doctors and therapists.
    You are not alone in this struggle, trust me.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      You are welcome. One of my most irritating sounds is flip flops. I hate the sound of each shoe as it hits the floor. Humming is another sound that drives me super batty. Most people live among these sounds and have no idea how upsetting they are to some of us. I even find children laughing and screaming to be very upsetting and my kids don’t understand why I can’t be around their kids for hours at a time. They are simply being kids, but the sounds upset me.

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      1. morgueticiaatoms

        I get paranoid over sounds like the fridge or furnace or microwave. Is it normal? Was it sounding like that before? Is it about to blow up? It truly is like being in a perpetual state of red alert and it takes a toll.
        The kid thing…aye, egad, mine is a chatterbox who does not pause for breath so…at some point I have to beg her for mercy and ask for 10 minutes sound free. She usually makes it for about 4 minutes but at least it is time to reboot a bit. Small victories and respites.

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