I was wondering if anyone else here deals with, or is aware of misophonia. For those who are unaware, misophonia is a rare and little understood syndrome in which ordinary sounds enrage the sufferer. As far as treatment goes, there is no cure for it, yet alone is it a commonly discussed condition.
I'm fairly sure I have it, and have been suffering with it since the onset of my social anxiety, coincidentally. The smallest of noise irritates me such as breathing, coughing (this one gets to me the worst), chewing, particular laughter, etc.
Whenever I hear those sounds, I instantly want to punch something, namely the person producing the noise themselves, or throw things or even hurt myself. I am unsure why specific noise bothers me this intensely, but it is linked to sounds only made by humans since I'm not bothered in the slightest by creaking doors, loud music, cars, or anything with the exception of hearing a television loud at night while I'm trying to sleep. I honestly have violent thoughts whenever someone masticates or coughs, though I wouldn't act on them.
I wonder if misophonia could be a byproduct of social anxiety, though the reasoning is obscure.