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Is it possible to switch from hypo to hyper sensitive?

(12 Posts)
buildingmycorestrength Tue 02-Apr-13 13:46:30

So interesting, have just devoured that article. Thank you so much.

someoneoutthere Tue 02-Apr-13 13:43:05

DS used to have high pain threshold, but now seems to show normal reactions to pain. He never chewed anything, but went through a chewing phase for about two weeks recently. Otherwise, he has always been hypo sensitive.

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Tue 02-Apr-13 12:54:52
KeepOnKeepingOn1 Tue 02-Apr-13 12:54:06

http://www.icdl.com/started/therapies/documents/Chapter8.pdf

The above is interesting re hyper/hypo sensitivity. smile

buildingmycorestrength Mon 01-Apr-13 16:21:54

I think my son is sensory seeking (8. no diagnosis) and it is very confusing trying to work it out!

Hugs are only OK if he initiates them, I remember him as a 9 month old baby grabbing my arm to stop me stroking him.

He says it hurts to wash his hair but will constantly rub himself on furniture and the floor.

He flinches from kisses but then will press his face against his bedframe to fall asleep.

No answers, sorry.

CouthySaysEatChoccyEggs Tue 26-Mar-13 23:08:12

I can walk around on a broken none and it feels, well, just a minor ache, a niggle.

I get a papercut, and it is AGONY.

I've never understood why I didn't seem to feel pain in the same way as other people describe it!

DS2 used to have a high pain threshold, now he screeches for England at the slightest bump. His high pain threshold was one of his red flags at his DX. I think he's still pretty hypo to most things, but pain seems to have switched.

Crawling Tue 26-Mar-13 19:20:33

Thank you im not imagining things then.

ouryve Tue 26-Mar-13 19:01:45

Yes. DS1 has changed sensory "allegiances" a few times in his life.

There's also a lot of inconsistency. DS1 and I both flinch from light touch, but have high pain thresholds (labour pains, what's them, then?)

Ineedmorepatience Tue 26-Mar-13 18:53:43

Yes definitely, Dd3 swaps around all the time.
She is under responsive to noise that she makes or likes but over responsive to other noises.

I think polter could be right about stress levels having and effect.
I also think that Dd3 has an unusual response to sensory issues and she is actually unable to describe or understand her reaction to them.

Very complicated stuff confused

PolterGooseLaidAChocolateEgg Tue 26-Mar-13 18:23:50

I'm no expert but I understand it is quite possible to experience both, eg my ds won't feel a huge bump to the head but will be 'in agony' with a tiny invisible to naked eye cut. Mood can also affect sensory responses, so if you're angry or anxious you may feel pain more than when you are calm.

Crawling Tue 26-Mar-13 18:01:30

Dd used to show no reaction to pain, but now she seems over responsive to pain? So is it possible for a child to switch?

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