I Have Sensory Processing Disorder

formerly known as "sensory integration dysfunction or disorder. 77 People

    It mostly affects my senses of touch,

    taste, and hearing, and I've been this way since I was a toddler. Like, I can't stand the feel of velvet, paper napkins, paper towels, paper, and tons of other textures. I HATE the feel of sand and dirt with a passion, and when I'm forced to touch any of these things I start to...
    CobaltDreamer CobaltDreamer
    22-25, F
    Feb 24, 2015

    No One Gets It

    Sometimes certain music feels like someone is stuffing red hot knives in my brain, especially really bassy music like Dubstep or Rap. My brother LOVES his dubstep, so he always plays it really loud whenever I drive with him and its like torture. I try to explain it to him or...
    pawprint8910 pawprint8910
    1 Response May 19, 2013


    I have SPD. I wasnt diagnosed until I was an adult but my sensory issues have stimmed since I was a child. My worst sensory processing are tactile, auditory and visual. With tactile, I am sensative to touch. I can not stand rough clothing on my skin. I can only stand certain...
    Brusters Brusters
    8 Responses Nov 22, 2009

    Does anyone else here have problems with

    talking sometimes? I mean you can be completely fine having a good time with your friends and then in the middle of it or just randomly at some point you cant physically force yourself to vocalize?
    skinnylove14 skinnylove14
    18-21, T
    1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Hello Everyone and thank you

    for being here, Here's what I've noticed about SPD: my senses, especially hearing, is oversensitive. My ability to stay on top of the flow of experience is (I now understand) not the normal one. I am easily worn out and have to be extra aware of the pace at which things are...
    ArtistJoel ArtistJoel
    51-55, M
    Feb 8, 2016

    Every Day Is A New Experience, A New Struggle...

    I personally do not have sensory processing disorder, but my little baby boy does.  Ive always noticed that my son was different. I have two older daughters and just thought the differences were that he was just a boy. But as time went on I started noticing big differences. I...
    tebela tebela
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2011

    A Window Into My Life

    I closed my eyes and tryed to drown out the thoughts coursing relentlessly through my brain, trying to absorb myself into my music. The noise of my favorite bands was soothing, but it wasn't enough. My skin was still crawling from where my father had touched me- not...
    TheSunshineheart TheSunshineheart
    Dec 26, 2011

    I Am Here For Support

    I don't have SPD but hoping to find likeminded people who wish to help in a functional way to an adult. Are there tips? And perhaps should I start with what are the symptoms as an adult vs a child.
    RogerThompson RogerThompson
    41-45, M
    Jun 10, 2013

    I was diagnosed with this at age 2.

    I also was diagnosed with Oral Sensory disorder as well. Growing up I had to just take it. Being sensitive to things was tough. I had very few friends because I avoided people. I also was bullied in school and teased. Iam a really weird person always have been. I do overreact to...
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    Its Not A Joke

    i am 13 my name is gabe and i live in bunn, north carolina i am in 8th grade middle school and when i was in 4th grade i was dignosed with SPD. Spd is not somthing you want to have their are people out their that want attention and make it seen like they have SPD, but really...
    Gabe14541 Gabe14541
    13-15, M
    1 Response Oct 7, 2012

    Drives Me Crazy

    After talking to a friend on EP, about SPD, I found this group. Neat to see how everyone else handles their SPD. I'm 35 yrs old and have SPD and so does my 14 year old son. My son likes the crazy noise and commotion and talks constantly, if he's not talking, he is making noises...
    GawdsGirl GawdsGirl
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2012

    I joined this site because I wanted to connect

    with individuals who experience Sensory Integration disorder, like I do. It makes life a whole lot harder, and I don't know how to overcome my disorder. I'm here to gain support and encouragement from others like me, and to give support and empathy. And also to raise awareness...
    AnneGirl24 AnneGirl24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    I Have Turned To Self-injury

    I am a sensory seeker. Little touchs drive me insane, and it never ceases to marvel me the pain I feel when somenbodys hand brushes against me, but l barely register the blade of my razor biting into my skin. Sometimes l wonder how much my sensory processing disoder had to do...
    TheSunshineheart TheSunshineheart
    Dec 26, 2011

    I wasnt aware of this

    until 4 months ago or so. I just always thought that I was difficult and felt very misunderstood most of my life. Then one day the love of my life told me that he thinks i have SPD & after looking it up a lot of my questions are answered. Do any of you know where to turn to for...
    maddgingry maddgingry
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    I Feel Like I Kill Him Sometimes

    I personally do not struggle with sensory processing disorder but my son does. When he was born I could barely rock him he would scream and cry when i touched him. It was so horrible. I was a teen mom and couldn't figure out what i did wrong. He got older and I couldnt help him...
    Shameka93ky Shameka93ky
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 30, 2011

    Another strategy to cope with your SPD is buy a

    "white noise maker". My doctor who uses medication and psychotherapy to treat her patients, has a very relaxing calming lobby and office for her patients. She also uses a "sound machine" that plays a kind of static noise that tunes out all other noises from other offices in...
    AnneGirl24 AnneGirl24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    My hands feel so icky from being in water

    so much this morning. I can't stand touching anything. I'm also dreading washing dishes. No more water!!!!!!
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    i have really bad anxiety

    and i get depressed a lot for no reason and my occupational therapist told me that all of this is cause by my SPD. i was just kind of curious as to how you all deal with anxiety and depression because i feel like i need to learn coping methods because it's starting to really...
    mechaboy mechaboy
    18-21, T
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014

    This World Is Killing Me...

    I Have Always known I have Hyperactive Senses i hear that misquito tone the one only kids and teens can hear, and i start gagging blood and faint, i can't stand crowds and there screaming murmer, i can NOT handle butter in my mouth, pepper, extreame spices or sours, i cant handle...
    bloodredhanded bloodredhanded
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2013

    So I was just diagnosed with SPD recently

    and when my mom mentioned it to me, I went online and looked it up, I started crying. Nothing has ever discribed me more perfectly. I'm 15 and its amazing to learn that your not crazy. I have overstimulation and I can't believe what a difference it makes just to know.
    lgm23 lgm23
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    The Darkest Part Of Me

    I look in the mirror, Deciding upon who l see. Am l really that broken child, Looking back at me? I recongnize the face, the body, the hair. But l still have to touch my cheek, To make sure she's truely there. The puzzle pieces came togther, And it's only scrambling me more...
    TheSunshineheart TheSunshineheart
    Dec 28, 2011

    Hi guys, So all who want to know what Sensory

    Integration Disorder is, here is my definition of it in my own words: Sensory Integration (or Processing) Disorder is when the individual receives sensory input (sights, sounds, smells, tactile) but their brain does not process the information input correctly. The Brain jumbles...
    AnneGirl24 AnneGirl24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    I was diagnosed when I was starting 8th grade.

    After the doctor told me what it was everything made sense, there was I reason I ate differently or had to have a extremely heavy backpack I could barely ride in the car because of the seat belt and I still can not ride on the left side. My mom has been amazing through all of...
    a0r00 a0r00
    18-21, F
    Apr 14, 2014


     I was a perfect baby. In appearance, I was the kind of baby that got "oohs" and "awws" when they saw me. With long lashes, dark-chocolate brown eyes and long thick hair to match. Story goes, I was born with thick dark brown hair that went down beneath my shoulders and the...
    TheSunshineheart TheSunshineheart
    1 Response Nov 14, 2011

    Since people like myself would like to know

    some ways of overcoming SPD or SID, I will list some ways that have seemed to help me, along with a positive experience I had a couple weeks ago. I was able to go to the store without getting mentally lost, and overwhelmed! SO HERE'S HOW I was able to overcome my SPD at the...
    AnneGirl24 AnneGirl24
    22-25, F
    Jan 16, 2016

    My Life Was Ruined By My Spd

    I was diagnosed with SPD when I was fifteen. As a child, I was constantly going against the current, swimming upstream, whatever you want to call it. I would hide under my desk in fear of what was going on around me. I had no friends, literally. I was so filled with anger and...
    BeyondBarriers BeyondBarriers
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 27, 2011
More Stories