Just now hearing of SPD
by F. Taylor
I am 37, I am on disability. I suffer from anxiety and depression. I am the only person who can hear the kitchen light when it is on. The sound and most sounds cause me anxiety. Bright lights, high ceilings, white noise, everything seems over stimulating and stressful.
I ran across this website by accident. I have lost to much weight and I am researching because I am having a very difficult time eating. My search led me from disordered eating, to picky eaters, then to this site.
I am feeling an "ah ha!" moment. As if I am reading a page in my psychiatric file that none of my doctors bothered to explore enough to write.
I struggle driving. I seem to be always hitting my head or closing my finger or hand in a door.
There is so much here I can relate to. Maybe I can find some tips on eating. I have dropped below 100 pounds and I am struggling and scared.
I have found some things that help, even though I didn't know there was a name for these issues. I have lamps, I avoid overhead lighting. My evening routine consists of candlelight, relaxing soft music, pleasant scents, and sitting quietly with a soft blanket.