19 y/o SPD and Bipolar Disorder
My mother passed down her bipolar disorder to her first born daughter, me. So my issues were always attributed to that. But when I heard of SPD, I felt a click inside me like. That's it. And reading the checklist I actually got teary eyed because of weird things about me that now can be explained by SPD.
From the time I was five to middle school, I couldn't wear jeans because I couldn't stand the pressure and texture. Very very picky eater, my parents noticed that when I was still really young. I can't eat anything mushy (potatoes, squash, beans) or things with multiple textures (chunky peanut butter, chips and dip). I have heightened senses, easily go into sensory overload where I get headaches, anxiety and sometimes panic attacks. Very clumsy by nature, have a hard time keeping my balance even standing still. Eye contact is highly uncomfortable. Have always struggled significantly in math, particularly distances, measurements.
Can't tell left from right easily. I always thought I was just a little slow or a little off, that my inner equilibrium was messed up. It kind of makes me feel better in a way to have these symptoms from childhood to now be explained