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Coping With Misophonia

Kevin Corbet

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Sarah Martinez

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  1. Today is Thursday, January 31, 2019, 0412 EST. I discovered this website just a few minutes ago while looking at “white noise” machines at Amazon and reading the reviews.
    I am sixty-six years old. I grew up in southwest Virginia, a part of the world best described as “Andy of Mayberry” and “Leave it to Beaver”. I started working full-time on Monday 06/09/69, just three days after graduating from high school. That was my first conscious awareness of just how noisy life really is.
    I left home in ’71, just nineteen years old, to a part of a the nearby city. It was then I knew I had a problem: The world was just too damned noisy.
    I was fired last year, Friday 07/20/18, from what would prove to be my last employer, or as I prefer, job #60. That one statement may indeed speak volumes about me and the problem I have with so-called authority figures who so quickly equate “authority” with “superiority,” but the truth is that something no more noble than working for a living was reduced to a study in the degree of my tolerance for the noise–voices chattering, machines running, traffic, construction equipment, and on and on until I still want to scream.
    I once took a hearing test while working in a textile factory. The lady conducted the test three times. She said I heard tones that even dogs can’t hear and that, according to her, simply wasn’t possible.
    So the only point I am trying to make is that this is the first time, ever, and especially since being online since ’98, I have found, at the very least, a group of people who “get it,” who understand. I find that ironically disconcerting. So whether or not it is all physiological, psychological, or all other possible considerations, for the first time in my life, I feel at least somewhat “better”. Misery, it would seem, truly does love company.

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  2. I have been to a psychiatrist regarding my mesophonia and I have been prescribed with some drugs. They are: Stemedil 5mg, Telazine 5mg, Perkinil 5gm and Rispolux 2mg. I did some research and found out that these drugs are mostly used to treat anxiety, schizophrenia, mania, and psychotic behavior. Will these drugs help me with my issues or do nothing or make problems even worse? My parents are strongly urging me to take these drugs. They are convinced the drugs will fix most of my problems even though I told them that there aren’t any official drugs for treating mesophonia. I really need some advice on what to do.

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  3. I just saw this issue discussed on Dr. Phil today. MISOPHONIA. I have suffered with it for most of my life. I am 75 yrs. old and can not be in a room with these noises or people figeting. It feels like my blood begins to boil. I get itchy and even sick to my stomach. I want to yell and scream and beg people to STOP, but of course, ….I can’t do that. So I take myself out of the area.
    I know this is NOT a solution to the problem, but don’t know of any treatments. If ANYONE knows of a doctor or clinic, or anything that treats this disorder, I’d love to hear about it.
    For those of you who have it, you know what a hell it can be and completely beyond our control. It was nice to finally have a name for this. Please help if you can.

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