Before being identified as autistic, I had never thought about sensory overload. So this has been a journey to try and understand my involuntary reactions.
I’ve got an issue where I have trouble having people behind me. I haven’t pegged why on that.
I’ve never had an issue with loud noise. Volume is an objective thing to me. However, when sounds are all competing at the same volume level, that’s hell.
I’ve also got a weird thing about the intensity of light. Polarized lenses help outside, as well as inside.
I am a texture eater. Frankly, I’m a texture toucher, as well. I will not touch raw chicken.
Some smells are extra offensive to me.
I can get migraines, and it makes all of this worse when I do.
Also published on Medium.