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ELISE SMITH

HELLO, I AM THE SAME AGE AND MISOPHONIA HAS BEEN A NUISANCE SINCE AGE 12 OR SO..BUT HAS SEEMED TO BEEN GETTING WORSE TO THE POINT OF SORT OF DEBILITATING EXTREMES. ( CHEWING , SWALLOWING, THE SOUND OF FOOD SWISHING AROUND SOMEONE’S MOUTH AND DOWN SOMEONE’S THROAT, THROAT CLEARING ETC. THOSE ARE MY MAIN TRIGGERS AND IT’S MISERABLE BECAUSE I HAVE A BOYFRIEND WHO IS CONSTANTLY “FLEMMY ” AND ALSO SMOKES ( NOT HELPING ) AND CLEARS HIS THROAT SEVERAL TIMES AN HOUR. HE ALSO SWALLOWS EVERYTHING EXTREMELY LOUD AND YOU CAN SEE HOW I AM AT A POINT OF GIVING UP..ALTHOUGH I DON’T WANT TO. IT’S CLEARLY AN OBSESSION I CAN’T SHAKE, IM HYPERVIGILANT WAITING FOR HIM TO MAKE A SOUND TO UPSET ME MOST OF THE TIME, I CAN RARELY ENJOY OUR TIME TOGETHER IN A NORMAL WAY. WOW. I GUESS I’VE REALLY REACHED A POINT WHERE I HAVE TO CURE MYSELY BECAUSE I REFUSE TO LIVE LIKE THIS ANY LONGER. IT’S VERY FRUSTRATING IN THE MISO COMMUNITY TO SEE HOW EVERYONE RELIES ON EAR PLUGS AND OTHER FORMS OF RUNNING AWAY FROM THE ISSUE. I THINK THAT IS BY FAR THE MOST COUNTER PRODUCTIVE OPTION AND ALL OF THE OTHER NOISE BLOCKERS SEEM BE A HINDERANCE TO HEALING AS WELL. I ADMIT I DO STUFF TISSUE IN MY EAR AT NIGHT AND SOMETIMES LEAVE IT IN FOR A FEW HOURS IN THE A.M BUT I RALIZE THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND WILL ONLY TELL ME BRAIN TO BE ON GUARD MORE OFTEN. I GUESS I AM CURIOUS ABOUT ALL OF THE RESEARCH YOU HAVE DONE AND WHAT YOU HAVE COME UP WITH THAT COULD BE HELPFUL TO ME. I AM DESPERATE AND VERY DEPRESSED AND LIKE I SAID, IF THE SO CALLED PYSCH WORLD HAS NO IDEA ABOUT THIS , THEN I HAVE TO COME UP WITH A CURE MYSELF. SO FAR I THINK MEDITATING HAS THE HIGHEST POSSIBILITY OF SUCCESS, BUT HAVEN’T MASTERED IT YET. PLEASE W/B