This is the #55 edition of our My Misophonia Story series. This week features Mark (51) from England. Each week we’ll feature a new reader story, so if you’d like to share yours, please drop us a line. Mark, take it away…
Where are you from?
Gillingham, Kent, UK
What do you do for a living?
What are you passionate about / what are your hobbies?
How old were you when you first realised you had an issue with certain sounds?
When did you first find out it was called misophonia?
Approx 1 year
What are your 3 biggest triggers?
Do you have any other sensory quirks?
No, just sounds.
Have you told other people about your misophonia and if so what was their reaction?
Family not sure if they believe me as I just get moaned at for being miserable
What’s your funniest/most ridiculous misophonia-related moment?
Haven’t, all are just bad moments
What helps you to cope with your misophonia?
I have to leave room or area before I lose my temper
What are your misophonic superpowers?
As far as I know I have none
What’s the single most useful piece of misophonia related advice you’ve learnt?
Haven’t as I find it lonely
What’s your very best life hack?
Don’t believe everything you hear, always find out for yourself
Is there anything else you’d like to share with your fellow misophones?
I don’t know if I’m alone but I feel alone
And finally! The quick fire round…
Favourite place you’ve visited:
Bovington tank museum
Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Don’t like reading
Favourite work of art:
5 things you couldn’t live without: