Experiments in ‘trigger taming’ and new Misophonia triggers

It has been several months since I started working on an experimental treatment to tackle my Misophonia. The treatment has been hit-and-miss, with my reaction to some trigger noises diminishing. For other trigger noises, the treatment has not been effective so far. Last fall, I was contacted by behavioral scientist Tom Dozier, who offered me the treatmentContinue reading “Experiments in ‘trigger taming’ and new Misophonia triggers”

Next Misophonia conference is mid-October in Florida

The second-ever Misophonia Association conference will be in Orlando, Florida this year, and organizers say it will likely take place October 10-11. I can’t attend this year, but I had the privilege of going to the first-ever Misophonia Association conference last year in Portland. I found it extremely beneficial to learn from the specialists ofContinue reading “Next Misophonia conference is mid-October in Florida”

ASMR: the opposite of Misophonia?

A while back, I was listening to a National Public Radio program, and the hosts began talking about a condition called Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (or ASMR). As I listened, some things started to sound oddly familiar. People with ASMR respond differently than the average person when they hear certain sounds, such as the soundsContinue reading “ASMR: the opposite of Misophonia?”

Useful information on Misophonia, from the Portland conference

I attended the first-ever conference for people with Misophonia about a week ago in Portland, Ore., and I’m still digesting a lot of what I learned. Here’s a brief list of some of the takeaways from the conference: Misophonia.com has a letter to physicians that you can print out and bring with you to theContinue reading “Useful information on Misophonia, from the Portland conference”

My misophonia triggers have changed over time — have yours?

One thing that has been particularly frustrating about my misophonia is that the trigger sounds I’ve had have increased and evolved over time, and I’ve even developed certain visual triggers. When I was in middle school, it seemed like the only thing that really triggered my condition was the sound of people smacking their lipsContinue reading “My misophonia triggers have changed over time — have yours?”

Ordering earplugs, the Today Show covers misophonia, and more

I ordered some musicians earplugs online yesterday in the hopes that they will be more effective than the foam earplugs I currently use at work. Someone suggested musician earplugs in the comment thread to the New York Times article earlier this week about misophonia. I should get the earplugs in the mail this week, andContinue reading “Ordering earplugs, the Today Show covers misophonia, and more”

The New York Times writes article about misophonia

Great news! One of the largest and most reputable newspapers in the world, the New York Times, wrote a story yesterday about misophonia. I’m posting the photo used with the column because I like the way the art expresses this condition. I recently wrote about why awareness of misophonia is so important to people whoContinue reading “The New York Times writes article about misophonia”

Misophonia awareness matters

I discovered I had misophonia in 2008, more than a decade after I actually developed the condition. I was probably around 12 or 13 and I was at the breakfast table eating cereal with my brother before heading to school. As we sat there eating, I simply began to notice something. My brother was smackingContinue reading “Misophonia awareness matters”

A typical day with misophonia

Disclaimer: Suffering exists in this world in many different forms. On this blog, I will share what it is like to live with misophonia. I have loved ones with cancer. Loved ones with crippling addictions and other sturggles. I am in no way saying that my life is worse than anyone else’s. Life can beContinue reading “A typical day with misophonia”