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Does Sound Make Your Anxiety Worse?

Discussion in 'Anxiety, Panic & Hypervigilance' started by mosquito, Feb 8, 2007.

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  1. mosquito

    mosquito New Member

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    I get real problems from some sounds, does anyone else have this?

    What can I do?

    I dont really know if a sound is going to affect me until it does.
     
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  3. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

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    Yes, it is normal. Expose yourself to different sounds to build up tolerance depending on where you are in your therapy.
     
  4. nugget

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    Not sure if its the same as you mean, their are certain sounds for me that trigger panic attacks. Crowd noise confuses to no end that i have to leave and find a quiet place to pull myself together, some other noises seemed to be amplified ten fold.
     
  5. mac

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    -The seemingly constant ringing in my ears irritates the sht out of me
    -At times hearing what sounds like water running from the kitchen sink faucet, when its not, is annoying
    -Hearing a slight creek or pop about the house during the middle of the night raises my suspiciousness; then I have to go around and check the rooms, the doors, and look out the windows to make sure everything is okay and I am generally 'armed' while doing this
    -Those immature/inconsiderate @ssholes that blast that 'bass' from their car audio speakers, especially in the middle of the night, irritates the sht out of me/it reminds me; makes me wanna go, BOOM... BOOM, BOOM, with my fist or a high powered weapon right back at them!:gunem-dow
    -Any noises that are generally considered as 'disturbing the peace' usually annoys the crap out of me
    -Hearing large aircraft and helicopters from the nearby base reminds me and changes my mood for the worse
    -Any type of loud, sudden sound/crack/pop- I notice that it startles the sht out of me, causes me to jump facing the direction of the noise and I become extremely aggressive (all of this happening nearly instantaneously), so please don't be standing next to me- especially in my peripheral vision.:eek: :boxem:
    I think I need::pot:
     
  6. mosquito

    mosquito New Member

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    Some songs can send me completely potty and into a full blown anxiety attack
     
  7. batgirl

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    I have trouble with sounds that resemble gunshot or bombs, such as a muffler backfiring, a cork being removed from a wine bottle, popcorn popping, balloons popping, fireworks, etc. If someone drops a heavy book or a pan on the floor that gets me too. Actually any sudden loud noise. I also can't stand shouting. As far as songs go, I only have trouble with songs that I associate with my trauma, for example, the theme song from the TV show The Simpsons. I was watching The Simpsons just before the shooting took place.
     
  8. Terry

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    Me TOO. Sometimes Tig listens to music way to loud for me (hurts) and we end up pissed at each other. Ringing only stops when I'm on Benzo's. Been ringing a long time.
     
  9. vcc123

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    Oh Yeah

    Audio overload.. big time. The phone, the tv, the kids, noise makes me nuts. :crazy-eye Its so frustrating.. nonstop noise.. uggh !! I just want to be alone dahling.. please.. make it stop... :dummy-spi
     
  10. No-Twitch-Tabitha

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    1. Sudden loud noises throw me from my skin. I already startle easily, but
    2. Loud bass, like mac said, drives me up the wall. I find myself rushing out of my apartment and yelling at the idiot to turn it down
    3. When some idiot decides to sit in his/her vehicle repeatedly honking the horn instead of GETTING OUT OF THE DAMN CAR AND KNOCKING ON THE PERSON'S DOOR FOR WHOM HE/SHE IS WAITING. Rude, inconsiderate, and particularly annoying when it's one of those super-loud horns that wakes the whole freakin' complex.
    4. Too many noises at one time bother me - when someone has the TV loud (even in another room), phone going, CD player, etc.
     
  11. YoungAndAngry

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    Noises bug the crap out of me.
    My ears are so sensitive everything is just amplified.

    If a sound repeats itself repeatedly... I snap
    (ex: lady sitting beside me for 45 min in doc waiting room... sniffing her runny nose, a ticking clock, rattling or buzzing from electronics, crunching potato chips, etc)

    Loud sounds startle me and usually give me an immediate headache
     
  12. batgirl

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    Lately I'm having a lot of trouble with the telephone ringer. I turn it completely off or unplug the telephone all together. It just startles me so much whenever it rings. When it's connected, I spend most of the day worrying that it's going to ring and scare me. I also disconnected the doorbell. It drives my family crazy.
     
  13. reallydown

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    I have trouble with sounds too...like batgirl said, anything sounding like gunshots, bombs etc...although all sudden loud noises...
     
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