Female Age 58 I Always Wondered Why Can't I Do This or That
by Michele B
I have to say I learned recently about SPD, I casually asked my therapist if she ever heard of someone with a reading problem substituting one word in a sentence.
I explained that I may read an article in a newspaper or on a billboard and see a word that I knew did not make sense and would continue to focus until the correct word did appear.
She told me that it sounded as if I had SPD and from there I told her of other problems that I have lived with.
Here is a list of other issues I would face:
I cannot take notes/minutes for a meeting, my memory could not hold all the information as I wrote.
I also have a hard time writing a phone message if it is very lengthy.
I also have a problem with any kind of noise be it gum chewing or eating from a bag of snacks, it would drive me out of my mind.
I also cannot concentrate if there is loud background noise unless it is soft, anything loud will drive me up the wall.
I have a hard time hearing what is said if the information is new to me and the speaker is a fast talker. I will actually have to wait until the my mind catches up to what I hear, making me appear slow or dopey.
I have always thought there was something wrong with the way I listened, thinking I was not paying attention closely.
I am glad I found this site it makes me more aware of how many others are dealing with my same issues, I know now it is not just in my head.
I have to add something that I am not sure anyone has experienced but the SPD is worse when I am on meds for depression, I am not sure why this is so....