by Elizabeth
(Ontario, Canada )

Hi. I am 28 years old and live in Canada. I've had severe sensory issues since I was basically born. I've always had to have soft cotton outfits, no scratchy tights, shoes were always a big thing as well.

I got diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 23. I was also told at that time about sensory processing disorder. I never knew it had a name. My parents just thought I was a fussy kid.

Now it's real though and there's no help. Because I was never diagnosed as a child, I never got ot help. Now that I know what I have, I can't seem to find any help. Nothing for adults, nothing in my area and if there is something then it costs so much money.

I can't leave the house a lot because I can't get dressed. Sometimes there's an event that I want to go to with my family and I try and try to get myself together but then I just put my pjs back on because I can't do it. And then I usually cry because I'm so frustrated.

If I can't get help with an occupational therapist then does anyone know of a medication that can help? I'm at my wits end and I just want to be able to function normally. I dream of the day that I can wake up, put on a nice top, skirt and nice shoes and feel fabulous. But until then I'm hoping someone has an answer. Thank you very much :)

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