Living With an Over-Sensitivity to Sounds: Misophonia

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From an early age, I had a secret that I wished would go away. Sounds associated with eating and drinking drove me crazy. People slurping or chewing could send me into an angry frenzy. The sound of cracking gum felt like a physical violation of my personal space. Other sounds like clicking pens and heavy breathing could also irritate me. My anxiety and stress levels went up during these episodes.

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Carola Finch

Carola Finch

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Writer & author. Posts about Christian living, mental and physical health, disabilities, & social issues. CR alumni. Breast cancer survivor.