I noticed there wasn’t a lot of recognition for misophonia so I made a comic (sorry for the quality!). Misophonia is greatly varied and this barely brushes the surface of this broad disorder. I know I kept this brief and broad, so if you want to add anything please put it in the comments! If you have any questions about it feel free to message me or visit the misophonia tag here on tumblr. If you want to learn more or think that you may have misophonia, check out http://misophoniasupport.tumblr.com/ and http://www.misophonia-uk.org/faqs.html
thank you so much for making this. i have this.
Oh my god, I could almost cry with relief —
This is so familiar to me. I mean, I do feel like it’s kind of unreasonable to ask someone to stop breathing loudly (since breathing is not something people can choose to do differently), but otherwise YES OH MAN YES
I get deeply, deeply agitated by noises like rattling fans, loud birds, dogs barking or whining, the cat picking at the door frame, a dude repeatedly clearing his throat in an otherwise noisy mall… Things that most people find really unreasonable to be bothered by. I once slept with earplugs for several months because the air-conditioner was rattling. I get woken out of a deep sleep by the sound of my husband clicking his teeth unconsciously. On more than one occasion I have been driven to hysterical tears by a neighbor’s barking dog.
It feels so awful when Justin says, “You need to just learn to deal with this stuff”, because if I could, my god, don’t you think I would? Don’t you think I would love that?
*sigh* Anyway. It’s good to know that this is a thing, and that others are affected by this thing, and that it’s not me being dumb or unreasonable or just “choosing to let stuff bother” me. Awareness! It’s nice. :)
Wet Chewing. I don’t normally mind chewing but wet or open mouthed chewing drives me out of my fraking mind.