Does Some Certain Kind Of Sounds Upset You? Here Is Why

If everyday noises like a dripping tap or someone
chewing or clicking a pen makes you irritated or panic, in my case
metals clanking together, you might suffer from
Misophonia ,
literally “hatred of sound,” (Miso- (hatred) phonia (sound) ) was
proposed in 2000 as a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts,
and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. It is also
called “select sound sensitivity syndrome” and “sound-rage.”

What causes misophonia?
is a neurological disorder in which auditory (and sometimes visual)
stimuli are misinterpreted within the central nervous system. However,
misophonia and what causes misophonia is still something of a mystery.
Although people may have suffered from misophonia for many years, it has
only been recognized as a medical condition since the 1990’s.

Signs and Symptoms
If you have a mild reaction, you might feel:
The urge to flee
In my case, I get goosebumps.

If your response is more severe, the sound in question might cause:
Emotional distress
A desire to kill or stop whatever is making the noise
Skin crawling
Suicidal thoughts

disease can put a cramp in your social life. You might avoid
restaurants or eat separately from your spouse, family, or roommates. Or
worse, you could act on what you feel. You might attack the person
who’s making the sound — physical or verbally — cry, or run away from
the situation.
Over time, you may respond to visual triggers, too.
Seeing someone get ready to eat or put something in their mouth might
set you off.

How Do You Live With Misophonia
As for me, I
dont use two metals together (like a plate and spoon or cup and spoon)
and if I see you using it, I walk away. While some try to mask the
trigger-sounds with music, others simply try to avoid them. Depending on
the severity, it can have serious consequences for people with
misophonia. The condition might keep patients from building-up
relationships, engaging in social activities or even leaving the house.

suffering from misophonia often feel alienated and misunderstood
because others might write them off as hysterical or overly-sensitive.
Often it helps to see a doctor to get a diagnosis as proof that you are
not just making it up. Your doctor can refer you to different kinds of
therapy. Even just to talk about your condition might be helpful.

Do share with someone, it might be helpful

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