I have Misophonia. It’s a new disorder (which a lot of people have) that affects how sounds are perceived. When you hear nails on a chalk-board or whistling, you may be annoyed. However, if you had “misophonia” or “miso” you could be either pissed off – or outright homicidal. From a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being mild and 10 being severe), I rank a 9.
There’s also visual triggers. Pen-tapping (both noise and sight), leg shaking, foot tapping, and other “normal” things send me into a rage. I’ll cry. I have to miss class sometimes because of it. Family and friends have been snapped at for their behaviour.
There’s little that can be done about it. I’m not crazy and I’m not being stubborn or hateful when I ask you to please stop shaking your foot. If you don’t, my reaction will mentally be severe. I shake, I feel nauseated, I cry. I can feel each and every vein in my body – and then, if it continues, I have a full panic attack. I don’t want to be this way.