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Thanks for your comments. Do a search on this site for “Sensory Processing Disorder” and you will find links to more information. Read what you can and I am sure you will find information that will help you. Just knowing that your brain and body is extra sensitive will help you explain and normalize your thoughts about yourself. Knowing it may help you slow down because now you have a name for it, it is normal, and when it is de-mystified the typical panic it can bring will lessen and go away because now you know what is happening and do not feel that helplessness. You can also search for it on the internet, but look at the good sites, not the ones that trash the ADHD people. Are you taking any medication? Do you have it in your system for most of your waking hours? Maybe you need to re-evaluate the slow reader label you put on yourself. You may read more slowly that others who are not flooded, but maybe that is ok. As long as you absorb the content. If your job is detailed work, that may add extra stress when you have that to do.