Re: sensitivity to noise
Oh dear god yes! I wear earplugs when shopping at walmart (if it's not 2am that is) because all the noise makes me homicidal. I also listen to music at work to drown out everyone else (i work in cubical land), otherwise I'd spend a lot of time in the bathroom trying not to see red. Now I just spend a lot of time in the bathroom trying to keep ahold of my other out of control emotions.
In haven't failed! I've accomplished much. I just found a lot ways that don't work . . . yet.