SPD, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Chronic pain. Depression, Anxiety
I'm 78 years old. My granddaughter was diagnosed with SPD 20 years ago at age 5. She had occupational therapy and it has helped her a lot. She is now in graduate school working on a PhD in AI.
I had never heard of SPD before her diagnosis. I had a very difficult time going thru menopause. I started being very sensitive to my clothing and my bedding. All tags had to come out before I could wear them. And I couldn't stand one wrinkle in my sheets.
In 2011 I got vertigo after I had back surgery. My diagnosis was that I had lost all balance function in my left ear and it was permanent. It was very depressing.
After my granddaughter was diagnosed with SPD I started re-examining my childhood. I would not eat food that touched other food on my plate. I got car sick. I had serious problems with hot temps.
It still didn't sink in.
In 2014 my therapist suggested I might have SPD. Bingo. It explains everything. I'm overly sensitive to everything: light, sound, taste, touch and smell. I've gotten to the point where I never leave my house.