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Full of Sound and Fury : Suffering With Misophonia (Paperback) (Shaylynn Hayes)
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Misophonia is a neurological condition that causes a fight/flight/freeze response to certain audial and visual stimuli. Written by a sufferer, Full of Sound and Fury, is a book about Misophonia’s life impact. Chapters include: Interviews with Sufferers, Coping with Misophonia, Explaining Misophonia, and several more. It can start as early as four in the morning. Your upstairs neighbour stomps his feet. All of a sudden, you go from being half-asleep and calm to a nervous wreck. You’re tired, exhausted, and you’re angry. How dare he stomp around and have no regard for your feelings or personal space? Rationality plays no part with Misophonia. Logically, you know he has no idea how loud he’s being – but the response is the same. Then there’s the pen tapper in class, and the leg shaker. Your eyes might start to water. You feel the shaking inside of you, and you’re trapped. You can’t watch them, because your breath is getting quicker, impatient. You cover your eyes, but you still know. You cover your ears, but you still feel it. Eventually you want to scream, loudly. You may even see yourself hurting them, or yourself. You don’t want to feel this way. Your mind perceives it as a threat. Your body is reacting and you may feel scared, or even guilty. Then the rage takes over. You have two choices: You can leave, even if it’s important to you to stay, or you can react.