You should know that the way I’m going to go about talking about this disorder will be backwards. *clears throat*
Today or should I say…a few hours ago I woke up. I realized immediately that my right ear sounded extremely muffled. I did the normal and ugly faces to try to open up my “ear ways”. It didn’t work. I tried cleaning out my ears and they are cleaner than usual(I don’t usually clean my ears anyways but when I do, it’s usually more). After many tries, I’ve completely given up on this. It’s a really uncomfortable feeling, especially because it’s on the side of the body that is most dominant; but I digress.
I started thinking about what it would be like to be deaf. It’s a thought that has crossed my mind quite a few times. It’s a thought that goes through a lot of people’s minds who have Misophonia. Some people have visual triggers but a lot don’t and if they were to be deaf, their quality of life would improve significantly. The stress, anxiety and possibly depression of Misophonia could completely go away. This being said, I have only heard once of someone who tried to become deaf by his/her own doing.
Now, this also got me thinking about a disorder I had heard of a few years back. It comes and goes in the news every once in a while but no one seems to be doing anything about it. People with BIID have this internal belief that a limb or an organ that is attached to them is not theirs or they’d be better off without it. Some want to become paralyzed and be crippled. Their body and the limb is working well so they have no medical reason for wanting it detached. They normally request to have surgery but surgeons and doctors deny them. They usually end up taking it upon themselves to do self surgery. After doing so(if they succeed), they lead better lives.
Whether this is a strictly psychological problem or a physiological problem is pretty debatable. The interesting thing is that the only thing that seems to work is either detaching the limb or acting as if the limb is detached.
What is the oddest disorder you guys have heard of?