Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome.
Wifeafraid, I am so sorry you are going through all these things you listed on your first post. I am starting a new thread after realizing these comments would have hijacked your thread in a different direction. I hope you find a road to wellness soon and that you doctor is a good one that can help sort things out that is going on with you.
I just have one comment that I can speak of that may help a few people here... Those of us who are, by nature,...easily irrtatated. There is a things called MISOPHONIA. I have had this since I was a pre-teen but the idea that it is a syndome of so many people in the world has just come to light in the past 5 years. It is defined as "hatred of repeating sound". Like when someone is smacking loudly, cracking gum and you are stuck with them in a small room, pencil tapping, clocks loudly ticking....many more but you get the drift. People have this in all sorts of levels. I have it, Kelly Rippa has it. I can live with it because I have the freedom most often to remove myself from the situation. But it IS literally a HATRED of sound. Odd isn't it? At least you can Google this word now and know that about 15% of the population in the world has it to some degrees. I have a friend who cannot bear to be around someone who has anything wood in their mouth. toothpick, popccicle stick.