I suffer from Sensory Processing Disorder

by Holly Robison
(Meridian, Idaho, USA)

I was diagnosed in August 2011 with Autism, I was 38, almost 39 years old. I have known there was something wrong with me, but was never diagnosed with anything. I was a very picky eater, I couldn't have anything touching on my plate, I couldn't eat anything that was mushy, or mixed together. I didn't like my hands touching anything mushy or while washing dishes, I had to make sure that the water was clean, even if that meant washing them without a sink full of water and just soap on a sponge, but I would throw the sponge away if it had food on it, or to my standards, too much food on it.

Right now, I'm dealing with a husband and his children who don't understand the fact that I have sensory issues and I go into bad panic attacks when I get 'overloaded.' I don't know how to get them to understand, until I found this website today, November 17, 2014, and I'm so glad that I did. My hearing is overloaded, I hear everything, I can't sit with my family at the dinner table because hearing them chew their food is way too much for me. I want to be able to sit down with my family for a meal and not hurt or go into a panic attack when I do.

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Nov 19, 2014
by: Anonymous

Have you tried talking to them to see how they can still eat with you? Maybe music in the background during dinner? I hear research shows its heathy on kids and everyone in the family to eat together as a family.

Nov 18, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Have you considered getting help from a SPD center that offers therapy? My son has auditory sensory issues, and therapy helped him.. I'm sure adults with SPD can benefit from it as well. When I did my research, I was surprised to find out that there was a large facility that specializes in SPD only a few miles away from me.. Wouldn't hurt to try it out-

Good luck!

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