Emotional hypersensitivity when anxious


just in the last few years, I've developed  hypersensitivity when going through anxiety times. It not the senses that are hyper, but my emotions. I'm aware of Hypersensitivity disorder and not sure if that is linked to autism, but wondering if others suffer it sometimes? In my case I get quite emotional and get upset seeing, reading or hearing of violence, hurting of others- especially animals. Basically I have to avoid a lot of media when I'm like this.

Actually, just reading back what I've typed, I've become much more intolerant of noise last few years too- whether a connection I don't know.

Thank you :)