Koffee Klatch anyone? It's Tuesday, I think...lol

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   Posted 5/31/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
How are you with nails dragging across a chalk board? Or maybe water dripping from a faucet? The alarm clock going off? What noise drives you absolutely crazy? Is it your aunt’s cackling voice? Or the sound of tires screeching. Maybe your kids cracking their knuckles. Do you have chills going up your spine yet?...lol We all have certain noises that drive us crazy! What's yours’??

I’m having a hard time deciding on one because I have several. I’m waffling between the buzz of fluorescent lights and the phone….OK, I think I’m going with the phone ringing. I jump out of my skin when that thing goes off and often, if I’m home alone, I will yell at the darn thing. So far no one’s heard me yelling…lol but it’s the startle effect that bothers me the most.

What’s your least favorite noise?
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   Posted 6/1/2010 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
most definately multiple voices all trying to have the same conversation at the same time, at the same time, my son's constant need to have the tv turned up to maximum volume....."i just can't hear it mom!!"
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   Posted 6/1/2010 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
The snores my husband makes. I love the husband....hate the snores....
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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
well besides all of the annoying things already mentioned....lol....the ringing in my left ear!! I have tinnitus and, although you begin to get used to it, it is always there!! The slight change in tone or volume brings it right back to the surface!! I had a doc, that I just loved (he moved away..sniffle) who had it also and he told me one day, "do you know many people have committed suicide because of the non-stop ringing in their ears"....then he laughed and said, "Now Beckey, do you have any feelings about hurting yourself?" so I told him no but asked him the same thing. It was kind of an inside thing, since we had just discussed my depression and pain, so probably not real funny to you all! Thanks for this question today, it brought back wonderful memories of an incredible doctor!! Wish he was still here!

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   Posted 6/1/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I am hypersensitive to repetitious sounds - I suspect many with Fibro are. It tortures me to hear an alarm clock keep ringing or a car horn keep honking. There are "background" noises that scream out in my head, but no one else seems to notice. Anything high pitched or alarm like will do me in...there are certain ranges of sound that bother me more than others.

So, everything you mentioned Chutz would put me over the edge....I've actually started to carry ear plugs around in my purse, just in case.

Hope everyone is doing as well as can be...thinking of you all!

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   Posted 6/1/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I hate it when people are whispering. That really gets to me.


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   Posted 6/1/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
At one time I would have said the sounds of the MRI machine, but now I've learned to pretty much tune them out!

I'm struggling between two noises - one is snoring, which drives me up a wall if I'm trying to sleep, and the second is construction noises outside that just don't quit like jackhammers that go all day or someone hammering in a new roof. Especially on a nice summer day when the windows are open! These are definitely excedrin headaches!


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   Posted 6/1/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Having my teeth cleaned at the dentist is almost intolerable.  This weekend I also discovered that I really hate that my neighbor allows her dog to bark all day long.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm..i love my husband dearly but i would have to say grinding teeth at night...sound will wake me up and go straight thru me and my daughter with the TV volume

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   Posted 6/2/2010 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I would have to say that fingernails running down the chalk board is the worst....ewwwww....  It used to drive me crazy at school when the kids would do that.  Also sometimes the chalk would make a screeching noise.
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