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change

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:23 am
by abi
is it normal for the symptoms of dyspraxia to change over time, my clumsyness and lack of seperation is imporving, with lots of hard work, but my sensory problems seen to be getting worse, for example, i used to let people hug me, and although i diddent really like it, seeing how happy it made my parents, made me put up with it, but now if anyone touches me it feels like sandpaper, yet it still tickes/burns. this all started to get worse at aroud 11 or 12 years old, so im thinking it might have a link to the severe bullying at ssecondary school. where as some difficulties are only just begining to show, for example, im beggining to make friends, so my social difficulties are really becoming obvious.

what i really want to know is, is it possible for dyspraxia to get worse over time, or is it just that emotional difficulties make it more obvious to me?

Re: change

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:58 am
by Steph
Dyspraxia is not degenerative so it's not possible for it to literally get worse over time but anxiety, stress and life changes can all make different symptoms of dyspraxia more obvious.

Re: change

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:42 am
by Remus
Stress and tiredness etc can make the symptoms appear worse but as Steph said, it is not degenerative, if anything, I think it gets better with time and practice.

I was really clumsy as a child, smashing and spill things but these days after years of improving and practice, I find my physical symptoms are not that apparent these days (although I did trip over a scooter today :P), it's more a case of dealing with the mental issues such as memory loss, taking orders etc. Although my Dyspraxia is acquired so it is a bit of different ball game.

Re: change

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:03 pm
by Thirteen-thirty-seven
Yes, stress can make things much worse.

Re: change

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:42 pm
by Debbie
bein sleepy can make it worse too
i tend to trip over stuff when im sleepy hehe :D