I'm 19 years old with SPD

by Rachel
(Green Bay, WI)

Growing up, I couldn't STAND wearing tight pants, socks over my ankles, turtle necks, or anything with tags. I hated wearing a jacket and I was constantly pushing down my pants because I couldn't have anything touching my waist. "It doesn't feel right" is what I would constantly say. I was a very picky eater because tastes, textures, and temperatures were so extreme. I always had to wear sunglasses when I went outside and got distracted easily. I also had troubles listening to people talk and following directions. My parents would ask me how my day was and I would stomp away irritated and angry. My parents pretended I was normal and my childhood was a living nightmare. I wasn't trying to be difficult or act like a spoiled brat. Every day was battle to get through. I decided to see a psychologist last year and he quickly diagnosed me with ADHD. However, SPD was also mentioned.


I may never find out what is wrong with me, but i will never be satisfied with an answer either. I'm now 19 years old and a sophomore in college. I wear yoga pants and sports bras to class every day because that's all I can tolerate. I still have the same problems as when I was a kid, but I've learned how to deal with them better. It doesn't get easier though. I still resent my parents for not getting me help. If your child has any of these problems, do as much as you can to help them. It's not easy living a life with hypersensitivity- trust me. I just want to be normal more than anything in the world.

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Sep 23, 2012
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RE: 19 years old
by: Anonymous

Hello! I am a mother to a two year old boy with GDD. Good luck! You have made tremendous progress just knowing and understanding yourself. You'll make it. Life is a journey. Overcoming challenges everyday and counting the blessings you have....is the way to go.

Sep 22, 2012
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I undesrstand you
by: Anonymous

Dear Rachel I understand you, in my family we have a child who has these problems. I met a lot of misunderstanding by family and even doctors who do not know the problem. In my case it is ASD.So which is difficult to manage hypersensitivity. But the understanding of the problem helps a lot. Wishes for your life.

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