I think i found the answer

by cheryl
(tacoma wa)

I have been having trouble my entire life (27).... I would scream an cry just trying to explain how i feel.... I have been told i was adhd even tho i didnt fit all the criteria... Told i have emotional detachment issues because of my not wanting to be touch... Nobody ever understands that in fact i do want to be comforted when hurting but the creepy feeling even my mother or boyfriend makes whatever im going threw worse... My extreme food preference both taste and texture results in only being able to a few select thing even with that ive been trying to explain at least since my adolescence im not just being picky or fussy most things are genuinely disgusting beyond explanation.... I could go on and on and on....


I feel i just truly discovered what i have been trying to explain my whole life...... Last week after stumbling on this information completely outta nowhere and realizing it really fits.... I went and asked my mother (who has half her psychology degree) do u know what sensory disorder is... She said yes hunny with a look on her face as if ive found out some deep dark secret.... She said i realized u had it around the age ten..... I said wut the hell mom dont you think it would have helped me in life to know that???!!! she screamed your fine! I made you perfect!! Started crying slammed the door and wont talk to me about it..... My question now is how do i find help or even be diagnosed as i am not a doctor????

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Sep 11, 2015
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by: Anna

Connie, you are very sweet :) Your lovingness and tenderness toward this post is refreshing.

Xoxo

May 10, 2014
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by: Anonymous

The Out-of-Sync Child and Sensational Kids are wonderful books. Check them out, hopefully they can help you map out ways to improve your life! (I can relate. I have SPD-self-diagnosed as well-and my 2 year old daughter has it (along with a host of other medical issues), I know how rough it is!)

Dec 04, 2013
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by: Anonymous

Thank you Connie. Your comment has helped me understand where to go. I can't believe the poster's mother could know something is wrong and ignore it...I know all of our lives would have been better to get help early.

Nov 30, 2013
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by: Connie

Oh. My. Gosh. !!
I am a parent of an SPD child, I just can't imagine not facing the issue head on. Let's not focus on your mom right now, obviously she has some issues and is too overwhelmed to handle this.. the fact is, you have found your answers and now you need to move forward. For starters, you need to find a therapist in your area that specializes in SPD.. go online and just do a ton of research... call places if you have to and just ask a ton of questions until you are directed to someone who has experience with this. (Your doctor may not even be able to find you someone, I found it difficult when I went through that route.. I ended up doing my own searching, try both ..)

After you find someone, schedule an appointment for a consultation.. Ask for a "price break" if you dont have insurance that will cover this (most dont).. but it needs to be done... Start making a list (on paper) of things that you do, that fit the criteria. Things you noticed, things you struggle with the most, and things that you have noticed set you apart from everyone else. I am SO proud of you for being pro-active. Getting help doesnt make you less of a person, it makes you stronger and respectable for wanting to succeed... Good Luck to you! Please reach out if you have any more questions.. This is a great place to start..

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