Patient Comments: Misophonia - Treatment

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What treatment has been effective for your misophonia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Emily, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

The best way for me to deal with misophonia is exposure to the misophonic sounds. As excruciating as it is, it's how you get used to it. I also do cognitive therapy on the side, and take Cipralex.

Comment from: Jennie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I have had misophonia as far back as I can remember. Chewing gum, rattling a glass of ice, champing on ice, tapping your nails on a table, rattling keys or change, someone cleaning out their nails, snoring; everything triggers it. My husband says I get on to him for everything. But no one has ever gone out of their way to stop, instead will do it more. They think that it is not a problem. I do leave the room. It is either that or I feel like I could jump out of my skin. I am glad to know I am not by myself. I am 65 years old.

Comment from: tina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have suffered with misophonia since I was 9 and it was awful. Everything bothered me until I was, in my later years, prescribed Effexor for my anxiety. I have been on that ever since and sounds don’t bother me anymore; except for extreme gum cracking in my face and that doesnt happen very often.

Comment from: SugarBalls, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I noticed my misophonia problem when I was 12 or 13, my dad had dentures and there were horrible noises when we had dinner. I started eating in another room, the only time I would eat with my parents was at family gatherings. I have snapped at an ex-girlfriend for sniffing too often (I timed her, she sniffed an average of every 23 seconds) another ex 'swallowed too hard’; if you have this you know what I mean. It's now affecting my work. I am going to buy a chelated magnesium supplement today, I’ve read this helps.

Comment from: Lkj, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

Misophonia has contributed to the end of relationships and ruined some holidays/travelling especially if I don’t have ear phones to distract me. People think I am easily irritated and can get offended when I ask them nicely not to chew gum, or stop clicking their pen so much, as I can’t concentrate on my work. I have found some ways around it but I think it’s one of the reasons I am single. It is very real and a very depressing problem.

Comment from: Cam, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 03

I try to play music in the background when people are eating, or wear ear plugs, which helps deal with my misophonia. I find I can handle a public space more than an up close and personal setting when eating with someone.

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