What is it like having sensory overload?

Sensors are your 5 senses; sight, taste, hearing, touch, and smell. Having these senses, we take for granted everyday. But, what if you are having a sensory-overload?

Sensory-overload is not the best feeling in the world from personal experience. You are probably wondering what causes sensory-overload? Which could be just about anything like a side effect of medication, symptoms of some disorders or illnesses, headaches, or numerous of other things.

In my experience, sensory-overload is not the best feeling in the world. I do have an invisible illness which could be a symptom that appears every so often. Usually, when there is an overload for me it is mostly effects the sensors of sight and hearing. Those sensors seems to be more ambient and bright, almost neon colors and more ambient sounds like the noises are coming through of what seems like a old-styled loudspeaker. If I am going through these sensory-overloads for a long period of time, I would feel like I would be on the verge of crying and being sick, body-overheating, and on the verge of a migraine or actually having a migraine. On occasion, if feel like I would want to pass out from it. Sometimes, I would cry just how bad it is. If I can’t tell if I am having an overload and would start to cry for no reason. Then, if I happen to get home, I would most likely want to sleep or get away from all the bright light and loud noises for the majority of the day or the remainder of the day.

Only a few people has ever seen me go through this sensory overload. It is like self-torture if a person is going through this, if it is dragged out for a long distance of time,at least for me it is. If it dragged out, it feels like my mind is making things want to go into emergency shut down mode and you trying to fight it until you are able to get away from it.

But, it is always good to figure out what exactly causes these symptoms are for you. It is different for everyone. So make sure you ask a medical professional first and hopefully, it’ll get under control or fixed.