I've been reading Steve Ozanich's book "The Great Pain Deception." I'm about halfway through and came to the section where he describes "Highly Sensitive People" and how they are very often TMS'rs. I got pretty shamed as a young child for being too "sensitive" but I just went underground about it all, nothing changed, I was still highly sensitive. I still read the room for what other's are feeling. Even in public I will see the one "sad" or "homeless" person in a crowd. It's like I am drawn to what is upsetting. Steve writes that HSP are more sensitive to medications, to pain, more hyper in medical environments and can't ignore the shadowy presence of suffering, are afraid to hear other people's symptoms/illnesses because we are impressionable and will take them on and more likely to develop stress related illness. This felt very true to me and I read on, hoping he had a thought or solution of advice for a HSP. None. But, I guess that's an individual thing. I was a very healthy and outdoorsy kid. My weird symptoms thing didn't start up until I was 22. I'm wondering if others on this forum consider themselves HSP?