Serious misgivings after trying Neurofeedback for my Misophonia

After many attempts at trying to curb my Misophonia, I decided to try my most expensive option yet: neurofeedback. I’m apprehensive to even write about neurofeedback because I don’t want this post to seem like an endorsement of the method. But basically, the neuro process works like this: you relax in a chair with aContinue reading “Serious misgivings after trying Neurofeedback for my Misophonia”

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”

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”

Misophonia experts on hand at Portland conference Oct. 25-26

Audiologists and other specialists who have been working with misophonia patients will be on hand to talk about the condition Oct. 25-26 at the First Congregational United Church in downtown Portland, Ore. As far as I know, it’s the first-ever misophonia conference, and it sounds like a variety of treatment ideas will be discussed. ToContinue reading “Misophonia experts on hand at Portland conference Oct. 25-26”

Therapy for misophonia will be a work in progress

I finally got set up with a therapist to talk about some coping strategies for misophonia. This therapist does not specialize in misophonia; in fact she hadn’t even heard about it until I stepped into her office on the morning of my appointment. She gave me the same puzzled look my primary care doctor hadContinue reading “Therapy for misophonia will be a work in progress”

Medical field: get with the program on misophonia

I recently went to my primary care doctor to get a referral to a cognitive behavioral therapist. We did the usual listen to my heart thing, blood pressure and temperature checks, etc. Then I got to the uncomfortable part of telling her that I need her to refer me to a therapist. I’ve been to therapy before.Continue reading “Medical field: get with the program on misophonia”

Cognitive behavioral therapy, white noise generators used as defenses against misophonia

I finally went to my misophonia appointment, where I received some good news, and some bad news. Let’s have the good news first. As I mentioned in a previous post, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and this was my first time seeking help for misophonia. Although misophonia is currently incurable, I learned about cognitive behavioral therapy,Continue reading “Cognitive behavioral therapy, white noise generators used as defenses against misophonia”

Taking the first steps to getting help

Today I made a big step toward getting help for my misophonia. I made an appointment for a consultation with a woman in Portland, Oregon, who specializes in audiology disorders, including tinnitus, hyperacusis and misoponia. I left a message with the doctor on Friday and she called me while at work on Monday. I leftContinue reading “Taking the first steps to getting help”