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”

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”

Starting an experimental misophonia treatment that works with the body’s reflexes

I’m heading off in a new direction when it comes to seeking help for my misophonia, and I have no idea whether it will work. I was recently contacted by a behavioral scientist who offered to try an experimental treatment on me, free of charge. Since I’ll try almost anything to get rid of myContinue reading “Starting an experimental misophonia treatment that works with the body’s reflexes”

Today’s number one enemy: candy in the office

Every day at work is a bit of a struggle for me, but today was especially bad. In the area where I sit, my coworkers have decided to place a candy bowl, to boost morale in the office I suppose. They have no idea, but it has the absolute opposite effect on me. This hasContinue reading “Today’s number one enemy: candy in the office”