Anonymous asked: Well, this is apart of the last thing i sent and to some of the comments. If I told them to shut up, they'd just make it worse. I can't move either since by the time I show up everyone is already in the back, it drives me crazy. I hate having this, it really does ruin your life.
I was about to answer the same thing; every time I ask someone politely to stop chewing so loudly/stop doing a triggering noise they either get severely offended or they continue doing it, maybe even louder. I’m sorry, anon. Earplugs might be a good investment- they can block out the background noise and let you focus on the movie (or whatever else you’re doing)
Anonymous asked: God, so I'm in high school. We have this classed called Reel History where all we do is watch movies. I love the class, but everyone who sits behind me constantly chew gum and I can't even focus and I feel like I want to cry. It's everyday for at least an hour...I might drop it second semester from how hard it is to concentrate...I just felt like telling that to someone who might understand, because apparently no one else does.
I’m so sorry, anonfriend. I completely understand, my high school english class was like that. Good luck.
tkudaya asked: Is misophonia officially recognised in the DSM?
Not that I know of, no. If anyone can correct me on this then please do!
Anonymous asked: I'm so glad for this blog! I come here to vent sometimes, it makes me calm down a little! Right now I can hear two people kissing in the other room. This sound literally makes me so mad. It drives me up the wall. I feel like I just want to scream in rage! :( but thank you for this blog! :)
I’m sorry you’re stressed and triggered :c but I’m glad we can provide some sort of comfort!
Movietriggers.com is a (very new) database of triggers in new and old movies, it even has a page specifically for movies currently in theatres. While there isn’t a lot of info yet, this website would be really great for a lot of people if we all add to it!
Here’s an example of what a movie looks like on the site:
Be sure to check it out and add to it!
bless this. I have been looking for something like this for ever
Thought this might be useful to some of our followers!
shuvva asked: I read that study about misophonia that you posted, and I'm super glad that there's finally some scientific literature on it! However, it strikes me as odd that when they were discussing comorbid conditions, they never brought up autism spectrum disorders. I feel like misophonia and ASD would have at least some degree of comorbidity. Maybe that's a subject of future research?
Hmm! That’s very interesting. I would say something but I’m not too learned in science or different conditions, but maybe they will mention it eventually? Or maybe there’s different reasons for someone on the ASD to get symptoms like misophonia than misophonics get symptoms like misophonia. Who knows!
tkudaya asked: Oh my god. I am so glad I found you guys. My family thinks i am crazy. People regularly get irritated with me whenever I nicely ask them to stop tapping their pencil, popping their gum, etc. I am so relieved I am not alone!! Crunchy chewing ESPECIALLY makes me angry. My dad makes fun of me whenever I mention it. He doesn't understand how the sound makes me feel though. I literally get physically angry and will sometimes have a panic attack after. :/ thank you so much for running this blog!!
No problem! And I completely understand. When I ask people politely to stop doing whatever is triggering me, they give me a look like I’m insane- like it’s absolutely crazy for me to be telling them what to do with themselves.
What I’ve found what works is approaching it very “shyly”, like you’re very scared about it? My therapist told me the same thing, and don’t blame everything on the person- say things like, “I’m terribly sorry to ask you to do this, but I have an anxiety disorder and sometimes certain sounds trigger it- would you mind trying to stop doing that?” Because when you blame them it sound accusatory and they don’t want to stop, but continue out of spite.
Anonymous asked: Thank you so much for the link c: In the end my mom called the school, so I'm in the library with about 25 others instead of 90 others in a gymnasium so things worked out fine and earplugs blocked out most of the noise so tyvm c:
No problem! I’m glad we could help and I’m glad you could get help!
Anonymous asked: is it possible to have like a mild case of misophonia? Still not at the point where the sound only bugs you just... It kind of makes me want to start crying or get a bit stressed somewhat but yeah? And also do earplugs block out the sound of people sniffing/chewing gum? I have some kind of exam soon and we'll all be in the gymnasium where people will of course bend their heads down and sniff or chew gum orz
Yes, indeed! There is actually a scale of the severity of your misophonia and reaction to triggers found right here (http://www.misophonia-uk.org/the-misophonia-activation-scale.html).
And yes, earplugs DO block out those sounds, as well as any other ambient sounds (like paper turning, etc.) I recommend getting them to keep your sanity during a test.