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bee555

805d

does anyone else struggle with sensory issues/misophonia? i struggle with auditory and tactile issues the most. certain sounds and textures send me into a complete panic. any advice on coping?

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    • ___

      804d

      I use Loop quiet earplugs when I’m really overstimulated and anxious or if I’m studying in public (less distractions). They help me a lot and I can keep them on my keychain so they’re always with me. I also have issues with people touching me or being close to me, and the most effective thing for that is to tell them that it isn’t them, I just need space.

    • magalito

      804d

      i’ve dealt with misophonia since age 11. I’m with you. i find airpods max to be amazing with their noise cancelling.

    • ___

      804d

      I use Loop quiet earplugs when I’m really overstimulated and anxious or if I’m studying in public (less distractions). They help me a lot and I can keep them on my keychain so they’re always with me. I also have issues with people touching me or being close to me, and the most effective thing for that is to tell them that it isn’t them, I just need space.

    • Goose33

      804d

      also disposable rubber gloves are great for bad textures! I wear them a lot when touching things I don’t want to

    • Goose33

      804d

      “flare audio: calmer” are a take on earplugs designed to help soften stressful sounds without muting anything. they’re amazing and I wear them all the time. in terms of touch, it’s been really helpful to have my friends/family ask permission before touching me, that way I can say no if I can’t handle it at the moment.

    • LittleTreeMomma

      805d

      For me personally, I like choose my own sounds around me and it helps a lot. So for example, if someone is eating loudly around me I can plug in headphones and listen to music I like. However, this does not work for my sister. For her, when she is triggered she needs silence which is much harder to come by.

    • LizAA89

      805d

      Absolutely relate! I have many trigger sounds. I keep noise cancelling headphones with me wherever I go just in case.

    • Remkle

      805d

      I have tactile issues as well. All I’ve found I can do so far is try to avoid them

    • Remkle

      805d

      I wear ear defenders or ear plugs when I’m going to a place that may have new/unpredictable sounds or a place I know has sounds and pitches I hate.

    • ajboyd

      805d

      I have a lot of fidget toys that I use to cope with! If I start getting overstimulated, I use those until I calm down!

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