Anger and SPD
My son just turned 5. He has been in OT for 1.5 years. He is quite a ham, on some days, and easy to get along with, playing interactively with older sister. But some mornings he wakes up and my husband and I both know it is going to be bad. He is whiney, goes into full blown tantrums, hits his sisters and gets physical with Mom and Dad, says things to his older sister to scare her, becomes disobedient and mouthy to his parents. When I look at the list for ODD, I think well that pretty much sums it up, except that he turns back into an angel the next day. We know a few things for certain, Astronaut Training and Brushing technique if done early in the morning can turn his behavior around and we know if we drop doing it for a few days then we are destined to see negative behaviors. If he has even a little sugar, it sends him over the edge and if we play music and he starts dancing and spinning, then he will get aggressive. If he starts becoming aggressive or impulsive and touching his sister's face then I have him carry a half gallon jug of water to water the blueberry bushes in our back yard and it seems to bring him back again for a while.
My question to you all is this, Can SPD be so intense that is makes your whole personality change overnight? I am really guessing that his good days may just be a result of us doing the astronaut training, and getting adequate sleep but for the life of me I can't pinpoint it enough to replicate every day.