I can deal with Asperger’s – hell I’ve suspected it for a long time now and am ok with it. I’ve always known I was different, this just confirms it. I don’t want to be like everyone else, I like being different, thinking uniquely, being creative & artistic. But the SPD, that is a struggle. I feel like a freak when I can’t handle basic day to day things like a shower, chit chat, being in a crowd, getting physically sick from smells, having meltdowns as an adult. Before I ever knew what SPD was I sought out things that felt good and brought relaxation, some soothe, but none truly help long term.
I want to share my journey to raise awareness and hopefully help someone else on this roller coaster ride of adult SPD. I hope someday there is more info, help, and a cure for SPD. If there is anyone out there that reads this blog and has this disorder; you are not alone, you are not crazy, adults do struggle with this, and while it is not easy, there are ways to manage, cope, and get support. While I’ve had & hidden SPD my entire life, I am just beginning my journey of telling people, learning more, seeking help, finding specialists, and trying occupational and alternative therapies.