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I diagnosed myself at 13 after watching a video on YouTube by The Gabbie Show where her friend said that the sound was making his ears tingle and Gabbie said “maybe you have misophonia. When I get it I wanna punch people in the face but maybe your reaction is different” or something along those lines and it really clicked with me. So I did research and I related so much to so many people.
As for people who trigger me, my family is the worst. I will describe scenarios for each of my triggers. For my triggers, Ill go in order of how often I run into them (from least to greatest).
Sometimes in the car my brother and my grandma like to ramble. And out of nowhere Ill just get so mad and want them to stop talking. And when it happens, I never really connect it to misophonia, I just figure I’m just frustrated I don’t know more about what they’re talking about. But I think it’s the sound of their voices. My grandma has a very nasally voice that has a little bit of New York in it and I see her a ton but sometimes I just wanna see her mouth shut. And my brother has a sort of deep voice but he’s a boy so what do you expect? And sometimes when he talks, the only way I can describe it is eternal and grainy. I don’t know it’s just too much sometimes.
I love hot chocolate and my mom made it for us. My brother would get some on his spoon and slurp it. I would sit there and get all upset and mad and then my mom would yell at me. It wasn’t like they knew so I don’t think it was mean at all. But my brother still slurps hot chocolate to this day.
All the rest of my triggers are my earliest ones and I can trace back two years.
I was cuddling with my mom and she has allergies. We had two cats at this point and she’s allergic so she’s always sniffling. And coughing. But when I was cuddling with her it’d be like SNOOOOOOORT GULPPPPPPP COUGHCOUGHCOUGH oh hi sweethea- SNOOOOORT GULP and Im not trying to say you can’t get sick but the reason this is burned so far into my memory is because if I moved it would upset her so I would just sit there trying not to get mad and waiting for it to be over rather than actually cuddling with her.
Sorry if I go a little too in depth with these, Im used to describing it to people who have never heard of misophonia so I don’t really know if everyone kind of gets the same way or not but yeah this is basically everything