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I self-diagnosed myself with misophonia. Anyone here have it?

NeoGiffer

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Anyone here have this?

 
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MacReady13

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My wife has it with chewing food whilst your mouth is open. Somehow she has super keen hearing no matter where she is and can hear our kids or myself chewing "loudly" no matter where we are. It legit drives her nuts. She will be all cheerful and happy at dinner when 1 of the kids starts chewing loudly (I can't hear, nor can any of our other kids) yet she will turn and tell them to chew with their mouth shut! It's quite amazing the turn she gets over the sound of chewing! God forbid if I chew gum in the car with her...
 

DogofWar

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You sound like me when I am trying to focus. Then again I listen to Black Metal 95% of the time I sit in front of my computer so I doubt I have something like that. Is it even a real diagnosis? Being irritable is more of a trait (that you can work on) than anything else.
 

GermanZepp

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I have it. It's very challenging. It bothers me to the point I have to leave the house or I get pist off. My cat, my girlfriend, the electronics, even my ps4 is annoying. I try to use my headphones, drink some wine and exercising breathing consciously.
 

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Yeah, the one noise that drives up the fucking wall is when it is perfectly quiet and then I hear someone chewing food. I have very good hearing so I can hear the saliva moving from one side of the mouth to other, the wiggling of the tongue, the flexing of neck muscles...

Oh yeah, also, "loud" breathers.
 
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No I don't t have that. But I did self-diagnose myself with a severe case of titanic penis. Though the doctor said it's only looseitania.
 
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Just got redirected to this thread, so I thought I would bump it. First of all, as has been noted, self-diagnosis is a dangerous thing and is something you should be very wary of. It may be useful to some degree (realizing familiar symptoms and maybe learning some helpful solutions) but overall it can just add to your problems. That being said...

When I was in my early 30s I started noticing this about myself a lot, acute sensitivity/irritability to certain irregular repetitive noises. Often (but not exclusively) if it was tied to something someone was intentionally doing, such that a part of my brain would think it was "inconsiderate" (even if I logically knew that absolutely not to be the case). Co-workers tapping, the loud typing of mechanical keyboards, silverware clinking against plates, etc. Shit would drive me absolutely bonkers, NEVER EVER noticed any of that when I was younger. A symptom of simply getting old and slowly losing my mind perhaps? Eventually I found solace in listening to white noise to drown out the offending noises, it's saved me time and again (although I have no doubt caused myself some physical harm by cranking the headphones up way too loud on certain occasions). I still notice this in my daily life occasionally - crickets make me murderous, girlfriend snoring is torture.. but part of the human condition is simply learning to adapt.

I think discussing this in passing with some friends a few years ago made me feel a lot better, hearing that they had similar issues that were making them nuts as well. I guess it is just part of getting older, and having a particular kind of brain. You just deal with it and find a way to get over it, and hopefully not assign yourself as some kind of victim, or keep trying to medicate it away somehow..
 

carlosrox

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100% positive I have it.

Loud Chewing and keyboard clacking in particular make me irrationally angry when I hear them.

I can hardly control my disdain whenever confronted with either.
 

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100% positive I have it.

Loud Chewing and keyboard clacking in particular make me irrationally angry when I hear them.

I can hardly control my disdain whenever confronted with either.
When you say, "100% positive" you have it, you mean you concluded on your own, or you've had an MRI and a doctor(s) has confirmed a diagnosis?

I ask because I have been very sensitive to sound (and movement, and almost everything having to do with stimulus) for almost two years now. It was only about nine months ago that I finally got confirmation of what it was. Until then, even while seeing a family doctor and neither of us quite certain what I was dealing with, I researched, suspecting various things, such as anxiety disorder, early onset of Parkinson's disease. Finally, the doctor referred me to a neurologist, who then sent me for an MRI.

The results showed a very large tumor in the left frontal lobe of my brain. Even with treatment for about the past six months now, I still experience, daily, issues with stimulus, and my understanding is, depending on where in the brain you may have issues (as well as other considerations), people may experience things differently.

Self-diagnosis...I think, obviously, researching for yourself is absolutely necessary and beneficial, but moving forward based on a self-diagnosis, I think it's probably not a great idea...
 

carlosrox

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When you say, "100% positive" you have it, you mean you concluded on your own, or you've had an MRI and a doctor(s) has confirmed a diagnosis?

I ask because I have been very sensitive to sound (and movement, and almost everything having to do with stimulus) for almost two years now. It was only about nine months ago that I finally got confirmation of what it was. Until then, even while seeing a family doctor and neither of us quite certain what I was dealing with, I researched, suspecting various things, such as anxiety disorder, early onset of Parkinson's disease. Finally, the doctor referred me to a neurologist, who then sent me for an MRI.

The results showed a very large tumor in the left frontal lobe of my brain. Even with treatment for about the past six months now, I still experience, daily, issues with stimulus, and my understanding is, depending on where in the brain you may have issues (as well as other considerations), people may experience things differently.

Self-diagnosis...I think, obviously, researching for yourself is absolutely necessary and beneficial, but moving forward based on a self-diagnosis, I think it's probably not a great idea...
Nah, definitely just a self diagnosis but like I said I feel an uncontrollable amount of borderline rage when I have to put up with the sounds of chewing or keyboard clacking.

It basically consumes me in the moment and 100% distracts and upsets me.

If there is a serious medical issue involved here I can't speak to that, all I know is how damn upsetting it is to me.

So I (probably) don't have an actual medical issue here as it's not severe enough for me to pursue anything further with it. I'm not about to seek medical help here. But like I said, I know it is something that makes me irrationally upset and distracted in the moment. And it's pretty much only those two sounds I can think of that are triggers.
 
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NinjaBoiX

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I’ve never understood this fascination with labelling certain character traits as a “medical condition”.

So you have decided you have misophonia, now what?

I don’t get it.
 

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Get well soon DragoonKain, hope you can stop buying new phones

 
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JetSetJustin

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I absolutely am disgusted by people who eat like animals and make all kinds of noises when they're eating but I wouldn't say it's a disorder.
 
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Sidney Prescott

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I may have this. When I used to live with my parents, some noises used to drive me quite insane. I felt like I was hearing them amplified. Being lonely sucks, but I honestly do appreciate the quiet of living alone. I sleep better and I'm not as stressed.

I can relate to being distracted by slight noises, and becoming fixated on it. My hearing has always been really good and sensitive.