(New York State)
So I have many strange behaviors but I've usually assumed it was my social anxiety until I came across something on the internet about Sensory Defensive Disorder. I've always thought I had ADD, but my mom wouldn't take me to the doctor for it. I'm always forgetting everything and staying focused is impossible. I'm terrible at making eye contact, and usually have whether or not to look someone in the eye in the forefront of my mind whenever I have a conversation. Crowds, festivals, and concerts are absolutely terrible and usually end up in me wanting to cry or actually crying. High pitched noises make me uncomfortable too and I'm the only kid who covers their ears when hearing the fire alarm during fire drills at school. Low buzzing sounds actually feel painful in my ears. Also, bright lights (especially fluorescents) drive me crazy. I'm constantly turning the lights down in my house/ on computer screens and looking for rooms and areas with less light. I'm only truly relaxed in complete darkness. My room is a mess, yet I always have to organize everything else (M&Ms by color before I eat them, Christmas presents by type, ingredients before I cook).
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