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Implementing such sensory strategies will not only reduce hypersensitivity and pain but increase well being, lift mood, and improve physical health. Multisensory Hypersensitivity in Women With Fibromyalgia: Implications for Well Being and Intervention.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,2011;92: 653-656.
In other words, FM sufferers appear to be "sensory defensive," a condition in which a person is hypersensitive and over-responsive to sensations that don't seem to bother others.
Initially, the link between fibromyalgia and sensory defensiveness has come from discussion on informational websites, chat rooms and clinician reports.
FM sufferers feel intense pain because of a low pain threshold. They appear to have a low threshold for multiple sensations including touch, heat, cold, chemicals, light, sound, and smell.
In brain imaging studies of FM, nonnoxious sensation activated areas of the brain that modulate responses to pain, indicating distorted sensory processing.
For example, "I dislike being close to people who wear perfume or cologne," "I leave the room when others are watching TV or ask them to turn it down," or "I am bothered by turtleneck shirts, tight fitting clothes, elastic, nylons, or synthetic material in clothes."The FM group in this study had higher scores of hypersensitivity across multiple modalities.
In particular, scores were higher for taste and smell, auditory, and tactile sensations.
All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.Fortunately, many ways exist to reduce sensory defensiveness.Occupational therapists have been providing effective interventions for sensory defensiveness for more than 50 years.Sensory processing was measured using a self-report survey of sensory processing.The survey asked the women if they are sensitive to sensations that do not seem to bother other people or avoid common activities or environments because of smells, tastes, sound, sights, movement challenges, or touch.