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Hera

I’ve had this same experience with people vs animals. Also the sound of any liquid being poured into something. It’s such a strange phenomenon and the only silver lining is that currently real research and validation is handy. Before some in my family would do it louder if I complained like I was joking. My comeback lately is to ask if they would light firecrackers next to someone who told them they have ptsd from war? Anyway, I have always reasoned that somehow animal noises are more honest and innocent than peoples’and perhaps that’s why my brain sorts their sounds differently. The only exception is when a dog starts cleaning themselves too loudly. I’m going out of my way not to use the descriptive adjectives frequently used with the definition of misophonia because, for whatever reason, even reading the words elicit the same aggressive, ill, & rage inducing feelings for me. Also the experiment to compare the MRI scans seems like absolute torture for the non-control group. Does anyone else have any other synesthetic conditions in addition to misophonia? Sometimes I can see/feel sounds; especially if I’m just about to fall asleep or very anxious; it often gives me a whole body jolt with a brilliant flash or sparkles if my eyes are closed, often it is physically painful like being slapped. I also recently discovered I have ADHD which I guess is a common comorbidity. I wonder if this has anything to do with how people with ADHD have a different sense of time; in that time is more of a feeling than something objective? The synesthesia combinations are fascinating.