View Full Version : Hypersensitivity
09-15-2007, 02:13 PM
I suffer from social anxiety, allot, as well as lot of other problems.
But I have also noticed that I am very hypersensitive, emotionally. Even if the smallest event happens, or I read something, or see something in a magazine or on TV, it can have a great effect on me, emotionally. It can make me upset, which can often lead to a bout of depression, which can last for a small portion of the day to a few days.
I have learnt that it can be almost anything, even the smallest of things; seemingly nothing in particular, and me just thinking about something, randomly.
Could anybody tell me more about this? If it is hypersensitivity?
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:red'>Hi, UnknownBlue</span></span>
<span style='color:blue'>If you are depressed as well as anxious (the two more or less go together anyway :( ), then this will be a "classic" symptom of that, probably not an additional factor as such.
I'm afraid I used to have a very similar thing myself, in the darkest days of my depression and worries. Some days, the sadness and tears were almost on a hair-trigger, and even a cloud passing across the sun could make me weep.
Erm, please don't tell anyone else here in the Forum, will you? I used to sit glued in misery to daytime TV and watch those ghastly weepies they often have on in the afternoons! OMG!! The tears they did flow!!! PMSL
Please, please don't worry yourself especially about this, UnknownBlue. Focus if you can on the main illness, the anxiety and depression, concentrate on getting better, and all these other things will sort themselves out in a trice! :) :)
09-19-2007, 12:33 PM
I absolutely agree with Gord on this. I've done - and still do - exactly the same things. Depression cuts so deeply into our being that we honestly do feel other people's pain, even it it's acted on a TV or movie screen. Hypersensitivity goes hand in hand with the disorder.
Perhaps - this is only my humble opinion - people who suffer from depression, and other associated mental illnessnes, have a larger capacity to empathsise and this is why we literally can feel the pain of others. I don't know, it's a theory.
You're not alone in this by any means. I sincerely hope you find support and make lasting friendships through this forum and the chat room.
11-28-2007, 07:46 AM
Dear unknown blue, I too have a heightened sense of emotions, and the slightest thing can have a big effect on me. It can be an advert with sad music, a television programme where someone cries (seeing people cry makes me cry) etc.
I have wondered for a time now, why this happens to me, but I have social anxiety and mild depression, so I am sure it is a result of this.
I am sad that you are also going through this, it can be very confusing when you find yourself crying over something that isn't really that upsetting, but it triggers something inside which causes you to feel overcome with emotions.
I want you to know, you are not alone.
Love Hannah xxx xxx
11-28-2007, 06:28 PM
hi i am also hypersensitive. i have talked to my doctor about it and she believes that there is something underneath tht sensitivity tht is causing it. tht makes a little bit of sense to me but i hope i can get rid of it. it makes me feel crazy to burst into tears just because of a radio song or a mag article.
01-09-2008, 12:29 PM
I can relate to you on this
Its hard to understand why we are like this
Id say it happens to me when i am at my worst point of depression when i tend to isolate myself
I think we are sensitive when we are depressed so anything could trigger it
Try and think back to before you started crying or before you felt overwhelmed, and try and remember what was on your mind before the situation
you probably were overwhelmed before the situation, and whatever was on tv happened to trigger you crying
My theory is that im overwhelmed to a certain level already so im vulnerable and anythin can trigger or heighten my emotion even more
03-19-2008, 06:09 PM
I get that way too sometimes. A little thing is the end of the world.
I am trying to notice when that is going to happen and stop then and there and breathe.
I am also looking for meditation centers for balance.
you definately are not on your own. I'm the same particularily when I'm hormonal or near a period. I have depression but mainly anxiety/agoraphobia. At my bad times even seeing an old person will make me near to suicide because I think it is
so unfair that they are old and frail and could get mugged or taken advantage of. I dwell on "what ifs?" and take to heart too much what other people say and do even when they don't mean to upset me. Try not to dwell on it too much it is one of the joys of depression and proves you are an exceptionally caring and loving person xx
06-26-2010, 11:52 AM
:) this thread made me smile, i suppose as consolation,
i remember a few weeks ago (before I came to the realisation that i was spiralling into a reaaaalllly bad anxiety-depression episode) i saw an old lady trying to get on the bus with her zimmerframe. it made me so sad for her and really keen to make sure she was ok (I'm sort of welling up thinking about it now...but then I am still anxious and depressed to a degree a few weeks into treatment)
i would see it as a hypersensitivity at a low time but i think it also speaks to your innately caring nature.
09-27-2012, 01:40 PM
All of these thing seem to be custom for most people on this post im glad that im not the only thats
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