I apologize if there are other posts already about this. I tried using the search and it's ticking me off so I'm just going to ask. Is sensory overload common with fibro? I get really irritable to the point where I probably look like a psycho when there's too much going on. I just want to close my eyes, cover my ears and scream and run away. Such as being in the car with my husband driving out of DC. I can't not look at the road because I'm afraid of unexpected moves. When it's really busy I can't stand to have too much noise or other things to look at. My brain feels so overloaded to the point I take it out on my husband and get aggravated at him. I know this isn't a great example but I'm drawing a blank now. I'm a music teacher in DC so that doesn't help because there's always a million things going on. I just stand there staring sometimes while my kids spiral out of control because I can't get my brain to do something. If this is a fibro thing, does anybody have any metaphors or stories that might help someone without it understand the sensory overload aspect? Thanks!