I noticed something interesting this morning with regard to my misophonia triggers. I usually put the morning news on the TV as I'm getting ready and more often than not, I find myself scrambling to find the remote to mute or change the channel anytime a commercial with whistling comes up - even to the point of running from the bathroom to get the remote on my bed. (Whistling is my absolute worst trigger.) This morning, a commercial with whistling came up and even though it was a bit annoying, I didn't rush to mute or change the channel. I thought to myself, "I wonder if the Pristiq is finally starting to kick-in..." It didn't last though. By the time noon came around and the firm got together for our monthly staff meeting over lunch, I found myself being annoyed again by some of the whistlers waiting on line to get their food. I even had to take my ponytail down to create a hair "blinder" to shield my peripheral view from on of my coworkers a couple of tables away from me who was bouncing his foot.
I'm not sure why I seemed to be okay when I woke up this morning but not a couple of hours later. I take the Pristiq in the morning so it should be the most potent then, not weakening by lunchtime. The only explanation to me seemed to be that, since I still have trouble waking up in the mornings due to the pain killer that I've been taking for my shoulder (albeit half pills now, instead of whole pills), perhaps the drowsy effects of the pain killer were lessening the effects of the whistling triggers. I've been taking them before going to bed because my doctor warned me about their drowsy side effect. Once I had my morning latte and wasn't drowsy anymore, my misophonia reactions to triggers were back to the way they usually are.
Might be something to ask my doctor what she thinks... If I'm onto something, I'm not sure what that'd mean. There's no way I'd be able to function if I'm constantly in that drowsy state, even if it did lessen trigger reactions.