Warning! Warning! Sensory overload!

“SHUSH!” I yelled at my computer, frantically trying to turn off the background music I’d been playing while I was studying. It was too late. My brain was overloaded with messages. I passed out, falling off the chair and tearing the ligaments in my knee. I was 17 years old.

That was the first time I realised that Dysautonomia affected my body’s ability to process things happening in the world around me (known as stimuli). Continue reading “Warning! Warning! Sensory overload!”