SPD

by julie
(liverpool)

Since my earliest memory(age 7) I have been bothered by 'people' sounds(eating, coughing, sniffing, slurping drinks, sucking sweets, hicoughs, false teeth noises, saliva sounds when talking)


Some visual things bother me too,twirling hair,circling foot,biting nails. I say bother me but this has totally ruined my life. I lost my job(I was always off ill due to 'overload' of these noises.I cant sit with people/socialise as all these things are part of everyday life.

Ive seen several psychologists but nothing has helped as they don't have a diagnosis but refer to this has a noise phobia. They made a tape whereby I had to listen to all these things and it has made me worse. I now have to turn certain programmes of the telly because of these noises. Do you think I have SPD, I am desperate for a correct diagnosis and help as my daughter is now displaying the same 'symptoms' although my son does not seem to be suffering to date.

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Feb 05, 2009
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I utterly understand
by: 12 year old anonymous

I'm the exact same way! My little sister gets so annoyed when I ask her to stop doing stuff like sucking on candy noisily and sniffling. It turned out that I have SPD. I'm going to receive treatment as soon as my dad sells his truck to get the funds for it.

Jan 15, 2009
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I understand
by: Anonymous

Julie,
I completely understand where you are coming from. I am 34 and have had "noise issues" since I was a child. I just found out recently that there is actually a name for it. I don't go to movies. I don't go to restaurants where they serve chips. There were a lot of events I didn't attend because of the "noise issues." I can totally relate. Yes, I think this is part of SPD. I have been to many doctors who have NO IDEA what I am talking about. But now that I have researched- I am so grateful that there are other people just like me. I swear I thought I was the only person like this. Now that you know it is SPD, you can go online and find others that are like us. I hope that helps. If you want to email- sarmichelle@aol.com.

Jan 13, 2009
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Hypo/Hyper
by: Anonymous

Julie: have you checked with any of your medical doctors about hyposensitivity or hypersensitivity in auditory defensiveness & visual input? Also, for your daughter, if you haven't heard of the book called "Sensory Secrets ~ How to Jump Start Learning in Your Child", you may want to try and find it.(Amazon.com has it I think - new about 16.00 US dollars) There is a fantastic checklist in there that is very user friendly and takes SPD through 7 stages. Keep looking ~ there has to be an answer out there for you. Also, there's a nice symptoms checklist on this website. Sue

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