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Abbey

Gosh I’ve been reading through all of these and they make me so sad. I’ve had Misophonia since I was about 10, I am lucky because we knew what it was as it runs in the family ( my uncle and cousin both have Misophonia ) my mom is my biggest trigger, which sucks because I really love my mom. She is super aware of what I’m feeling and is good at being sympathetic ( it used to be much worse and she would take it very personally ) I think part of this is due to the fact that her brother suffered from Misophonia as well. I was just downstairs when she walked through the door and sometimes my fight or flight really kicks in. Just being around her makes me want to run away as fast as I can. My face tingles and my jaw hurts and I feel like I’m going to explode with rage . I ran to my room and just started crying , didn’t even have time to say “hello” just seeing her face was enough to put me over the edge. Sometimes it isn’t this bad and I’m even able to have conversations with her, which is always great, but it is too rare. I am leaving for college soon, which is the only thing that makes this seem even remotely bearable, because I won’t feel trapped forever. But at the same time I’m sad to leave because I really love my family. It makes me so sad to think of how much easier everything would be if I didn’t have Misophonia. But I know that everything that is happening will help me to become a stronger person.