Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
It's an amazing, amazing disease...I think the reason people discard it is that it is soooo different from others...Too much good excitement can be as bad as bad stimulation. It's all about stimulation it sounds like.I love when my family (17) all gets together for the holidays. The ages are 6 thru 77. Usually there are several outings to museums, theater or concerts but I usually stay home since I go into sensory overload very quickly. Of course, if there are prepaid tickets I feel awful when I have to cancel. At the dinner table there is lots of talk and laughter which is wonderful but more than 20 minutes I go into a crash. What kind of disease is this that punishes patients for having lots of laughs? I really have to pace myself to get through the holidays. Fortunately, my family understands "my situation" and I love them for that.