Hi PeggySue92 and everyone who appears to suffer noise anxiety,
I also believe I suffer from noise anxiety, with mine getting gradually worse over the last 12 months which has prompted me to seek help. I recently moved house to get away from my neighbour who played her piano for hours each day. While she was really very good there was no where in my house I could escape the noise. I used noise cancelling head phones or turned the TV up but I just wanted it to stop. I would sometime sit with my fingers in my ears just to hear my own breath. The street I lived in also became very noisy and I would get agitated with noisy cars, motorbikes especially bothered me, and planes flying over head.
While my new house is much quieter the anxiety has not gone away with it now bothering me in my work place. And new sounds are starting to bother me, such as people slamming doors.
I have the skills to breathe and calm myself however as I feel this is getting worse I'm not sure how long I can continue to function without it become noticeable to others. I am not able to hide it from my husband, and unfortunately he does not understand, even thinking I'm being irrational. These forums are always very helpful, but I hope to find someone who can help me figure this issue out also.
For me my journey is day by day, I try not to think too far ahead. If I make it through today then I am doing ok.
Love & light to you all x