Re: Please help with unusual malady: extreme noise/visual irritation.
Wow! This sounds exactly like me, even to the source being my mother and her gum chewing habits. It's only gotten worse. The two things that bother me the most are gum popping and "snot sniffling". I tell people not to pop gum before I let it get me too upset. I hate college mainly because of the people in my class who chew and pop gum. I have to wear earplugs to make it through the day. The only person who does not bother me is my husband. He can do any of the things i hate, and it does not bother me. Also, I am pregnant and it seems my tolerance is even worse if that was even possible. How can i fix this???????