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Misphonia

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posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 10:36 AM
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Does anyone experience misphonia? It's when you have strong negative feelings and thoughts toward specific sounds like chewing, coughing, yawning, etc. For me it's when I can hear someone cough or chew... I could literally fly into a rage and get such feelings of anger and hatred it's ridiculous!




posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Scorpiogurl

Does the sound of my ex girlfriends screechy whining count?

I can't physically stand the sound of scratching on the chalk board, or the fork scraping on the plate.

I just literally cringed thinking about it.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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Wow.
I had no idea that it was an actually "thing".

I just thought it was weird that for some reason, coughing annoys the bleep out of me recently. I thought it was just a getting old thing. LOL



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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I have it... it sucks. A doctor was going to fit me for these ear plugs that produce white noise, it's supposed to be really helpful. But we moved and had insurance changes. It's hard to find specialists. But those types of "treatments" do exist.

I live with fans on for white noise all the time. My husband and family have been very kind to allow this as I'm sure they would prefer to live without white noise. But if I don't have it, I hear EVERYTHING and it shoots my anxiety through the roof.

For me it started when I was around 10 or 11. I still have small scars on my forearms from digging my fingernails into my arm to distract and deal with the sound of my dad eating. I remember praying to go deaf so I didn't have to deal with it anymore.

It's an embarrassing problem to have. It can cause relationship problems. It can make it hard to leave the house. It sucks. Those that don't have it can't really understand it.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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My dad and I chew gum like cows. It desensitized me. When I was younger I couldn't stand anyone's chewing, but avoiding it made it worse. Now I can tolerate almost any chewing, yawning, scraping, whatever. Exposure therapy really does help, that's my only advice. So, get with a friend, parent, spouse, whatever, and go chew some gum along with them, trust me--it's hard at first, but it really desensitizes you quick.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: Sixteen
My dad and I chew gum like cows. It desensitized me. When I was younger I couldn't stand anyone's chewing, but avoiding it made it worse. Now I can tolerate almost any chewing, yawning, scraping, whatever. Exposure therapy really does help, that's my only advice. So, get with a friend, parent, spouse, whatever, and go chew some gum along with them, trust me--it's hard at first, but it really desensitizes you quick.


Your advice is kind and comes from a good place, so I sincerely thank you for that. But this is similar to telling someone with severe clinical depression to take a walk to lift their mood. Someone that has "the blues" or is feeling a bit down might find a huge benefit from time walking outside, but it will not be a miracle cure for severe depression.

Misophonia isn't just being grossed out or annoyed with the sound of someone chewing. This type of thing could certainly be improved with exposure. Misophonia, however, is much more severe and neurological in nature.

I'm not trying to be critical of your advice because you were thoughtful to share your experience. But those suffering with true misophonia are not so easily "cured."

It's a very misunderstood condition. And... it really sucks to have.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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Yeah it's crazy! I didn't know it was a thing either until I started doing some research.
I could literally kill someone for coughing. Other stuff not so much but the coughing thing... omg!



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: Scorpiogurl

I hate when people chew with their mouth open. It makes me want to smack the crap out of them.

I also don't like how television commercials exaggerate crunchy food noises.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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It's really quite a thing and as far as I can tell from researching it, they really don't know why it happens. Something I read stated that people usually develop it around 8 or 9 years old and it effects more females than males.

I remember being a kid and sitting at the kitchen table with my mother and she'd chew her breakfast, making all kinds of noises and I hated it! I hated her for it! Now that she's gone I'd give anything to hear her slurp LOL! Such is life. I get pissed at my husband when he's chewing loudly also. But like I mentioned before, the coughing. I become so enraged and it's so stupid because I know the person can't help it and they don't even know that I am absolutely steaming red inside about it. Totally irrational!



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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I really do not like the sound of a baby crying. I would prefer if someone would pick it up and take care of it. I would even consider helping or holding it if it would help. Even though I hate getting puked on or changing a diaper I would do it to stop the crying.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Scorpiogurl

I hate when people chew with their mouth open. It makes me want to smack the crap out of them.

I also don't like how television commercials exaggerate crunchy food noises.



I eat like a seagul, do you see a seagul ever chew with it's mouth closed. I rest my case.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
I eat like a seagul, do you see a seagul ever chew with it's mouth closed. I rest my case.


Seagulls don't chew, they have no teeth, they just gulp things down that I throw them like pieces of pretzels, cigarette butts and Alka-Seltzer.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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Okay so I am at the office right now and the guy in the cube next to me sneezed. But this guy... ugh... I have actually complained to my boss about him and his bodily functions. He is just gross! He chews wicked loud, he burps, he farts.. and yeah we're in a professional office here. So he just sneezed and when he sneezes he has to follow it up with a bunch of coughing and clearing his throat with all of these phlegmy noises and I seriously want to walk over there and tell him he's a disgusting pig and round-house him into next Tuesday!



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Scorpiogurl

Burn him. Burn him with fire.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Scorpiogurl

Personally, and no offence to the member in question, but I have my doubts as to whether working next to AugustusMasonicus would be better considering all those cocktails and fancy food threads I've read of his....



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 02:22 PM
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The sound fingernails make when they scritch on cardboard. I cringe just thinking about it.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
Personally, and no offence to the member in question, but I have my doubts as to whether working next to AugustusMasonicus would be better considering all those cocktails and fancy food threads I've read of his....


It would be. Plus I chew with my mouth closed and don't slurp my drinks.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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I suffer from it.
Chewing noises are the worst for me.
A department on my floor has a plastic container of pretzels sitting out for anyone to take. For some reason, people feel obliged to grab a handful of them, then come into my office and sit down across from my desk and eat them. Some of them chew with a mouth so open I can hardly believe it.
Recently, I took two chairs out of my office... mine is the only one in here now.
My boss, whose head sounds to be hollow, just ate an entire bag of some kind of very hard and crunchy nuts in my office this afternoon.
I feel like leaving the place sometimes.

Oh, and BTW, it is Misophonia. Misophonia
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posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Or talk while eating-and don't use their napkin. It's horrible.



posted on Mar, 9 2017 @ 04:14 PM
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Crickets in the wall. Makes me so enraged I've almost broken the house. Even this morning, 3am, one started and I woke up so infuriated.... thank god for ear plugs... saves me from burning the place down. And no one understands why. Gives me a bad headache too, like the sound enters and builds up...

There was a study recently, where they discovered people with misophonia actuall have different structures in frontal lobe, too..

www.skynews.com.au...




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