I’m not really sure if anyone who reads this post knows what misophonia is but it’s a neurological disorder. I don’t usually write about anything like this but I’ve come across so many people who think it’s a joke that I feel like writing it down may make me feel a little better. Misophonia can’t be helped and it triggers emotions that really can’t be put into words. Ever since I could remember, I’ve suffered from misophonia. I know it’s hard to understand and most people brush it off as me being crazy or hostile but it’s something I just can’t shake. It has caused many problems for me, I find it very difficult to sit with my family at dinner and when I hear any sound that triggers me I have to leave the room to cry or prevent myself from crying. I don’t think this disorder gets enough attention for being as tough as it is. I have taught myself to ignore as much as I can but there are definitely times where I’d rather be deaf than hear what angers me. I know the people around me aren’t trying to annoy or upset me but the emotions that I feel around them because of this hurts our relationships and my feelings toward them become very negative. Imagine sitting across someone you love and focusing more on wanting to run away from them than to be around them while they innocently chew. The worst is when ignorant people tell me to “get over it” because they have no idea how it feels. If you ever notice someone tense up or look upset because of the way things sound… just know it’s a real disorder and it can be very tough and emotional. Please respect this condition like you would any other. There are people in this world who suffer in silence but those with misophonia suffer without it.
Does anyone else suffer from this? Do you have any tips or tricks to help?