I Have Misophonia.

Misophonia is a neurological disorder where abnormally strong negative emotional reactions are triggered by the auditory system. Aka, some sounds uncontrollably and unconsciously upset me instantaneously to the point of tears or rage. There is no cure because we know relatively little about it (and the brain in general.) But my guess is that my misophonia is linked my premature birth (I was born at 26 weeks) and developing a sensory disorder, which is very common in premature babies.

I found this EXCELLENT blog about misophonia. Learning about other people’s stories and optimism while living with misophonia has helped me tremendously– I’d go so far as to say that it has saved my life. This disorder is very difficult to live with. Living without misophonia must be a very peaceful, calm existence. If you have misophonia like me, her blog might be a tremendous resource.

I feel inspired to keep my own log of experiences here, in hope that they might help anyone else dealing with similar problems.

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