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Sophie

Hi I’m 13 years old and I recently found out I have misophonia.

I hate the sound of chewing it drives me crazy. I can’t help it. Usually I get triggered when only my mum and sister chew, other chewing doesn’t annoy me and make me angry as much as their chewing does. When eating dinner I’ll wear headphones in an attempt to drown out the sound of chewing. They don’t understand that misophonia is a real disorder and think I’m being moody and that I’ll grow out of it.

When my sister starts mocking me and chewing louder and louder I start to cry and yell at her. I usually have to leave the room and go somewhere else. I don’t know what to do. I’m very concerned that this is only going to get worse and lead to negative relationships between myself and my family.

It makes me angry and sympathetic at the same time whilst I read all your troubles that are very close to mine. I wish the best for others that are suffering from this problem, with love Sophie