I am a 25 year old male who has no stress from work (as right now I'm looking for work and have been self-employed for 2 years, so I haven't had to deal with workplace stress) but I couldn't figure out which forum to post this on, so if it's in the wrong forum, well....someone will have to move it
For the last 3 years or so I have been completely unable to tolerate even the tiniest background noises. Even the sound of someone doing housework is enough to completely throw me off, and ruin my ability to concentrate to the point where I have to sit and wait until the person has finished doing whatever it is they're doing so I can concentrate. It doesn't always make me irritable but sometimes it gets so bad I literally want to punch something.
I initially solved this problem by wearing earplugs so I can read/write/concentrate (sometimes I have earplugs in the entire day) but as you can imagine I can't do this all the time.
Do you know of any medical/nutritional/mental conditions which cause this intolerance to background noise?