Do you ever feel like no one around you really understands what it is like to have Misophonia?
I mean like even those few, who knows about Misophonia, who knows that it is a neurological disorder, who knows it hurts you, who knows that some noises they make trigger you.
Yes, me too. And it’s hard . I know .
Sometimes I feel like I’m all by myself and I have no support.
On other days I feel care, love and support. Sometimes people actually care enough and talk to me about Misophonia to understand it better .
I had days when someone made an effort to stop making a noise that triggered me, just to smooth the life a little bit for me.
I also had days when I put all my strength into kind comment about a trigger someone was making just to here immediate “No! I don’t make this noise!”
Yes, just like that. And I just stood there and was speechless. Yes, I did not know what to say and how to even react to such an obvious denial. But it did happen.
Yes, I have it all. And good days and bad days. People who care and who don’t . People who remember and who don’t . People who understand the pain and who don't. Places I can easily go to and places I avoid at all coast.
What helps me in situations like this is to remind myself - this too shall pass. The noise will stop. It will not continue forever. It will stop eventually. Even if I will need to excuse myself and walk away.
Keep it in mind - this too shall pass and you will be alright. Even the longest and the loudest bag of chips comes to an empty end eventually.
I just consciously choose to spend more time with people who are willing to damp all the chips on the plate and through away the chip’s bag for me instead of triggering me with multiple noises (crunch of a chip and crinkling of a bag). I do appreciate those who minimize the amount of triggers for me. I appreciate them a lot!