I've been finding it really difficult to be around crowds of people over the past month and I think it is getting worse. It's really bad when they are talking. I just feel disassociated - or like I'm wearing a hearing aid that just makes everything louder and my brain can't cope with filtering out or paying attention to one conversation.
Seem to notice it most when I'm playing bowls - mainly when everyone is together having tea but sometimes it hits me on the green as well - just conversations on other greens that I can't filter out so I can concentrate on my own game (and trying not to fall over - balance still not good after breaking ankle in December). It gets worse as the game goes on because I'm getting more and more tired but yesterday it hit me before the match had even started.
Bit worried and rather dreading being in the office tomorrow - huge open plan with desks in long rows that makes it feel like battery hens - though it's the only way the office manager can actually fit the number of desks she has to fit in to the space available.
I'm supposed to go over to the bowls club later because there is an open day hoping to get people in whilst a fete is on at the recreation ground next door. Not looking forward to that either.
Think I have a viral infection - glands a bit swollen in the neck and I'm coughing a bit ... not to mention aches, slightly bunged up nose and feeling really, really tired.
Tired and just don' think I can cope with being around people at the moment.