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Does anyone else have sensitivity to the loud noise and bright lights from fireworks?

My daughter was performing yesterday at a fairly big festival with the band she’s in at school and we were all given the opportunity to stay on for the fireworks display after. I was really reluctant because we were away from 9am & wouldn’t get home til 1am the next morning then have to go to work plus I had to try & arrange childcare for my younger daughter overnight. I also have a fear of fireworks.

In the end up I agreed to go because if I’d said no the whole band would have missed out. OMG I had no idea how sensitive my ears were to loud noise or my eyes as sensitive to the bright lights. I jumped with every bang, was shaking like a leaf & was sitting with my head down because I couldn’t even watch them & tears streaming down my face. It actually felt like the fireworks were inside my ears the bangs were so loud. There was nowhere to escape to either, it was in the middle of a huge park. I felt so stupid reacting the way I did but I’ll never make the same mistake again & put myself in that position!

I’m suffering big time too, we were on our feet all day & walked over 7 miles in total plus the lack of sleep. I wish I could just have a nice day out with my family without having to pay such a high price with a faulty body! 😭
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I also get severe sensory overload not to mention shellshock from fireworks from when I was in the service. Even when I'm at home after I've endureded a certain amount of stress I can't even handle my wife playing with our son in the same room it's so loud and it's painful to my ears. So then you don't want to be mean and say something but if I don't the it builds up until I can't take it anymore then I blow up and no one understands so you're damned if you do or damned if you don't.
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