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  1. S

    Non-Verbal Autistic Panic Experiences

    Hi everyone! I'm posting here on behalf of my brother, who is 27 and autistic non-verbal. Growing up, he always used to get anxious and panic in the car when we stopped at a red traffic light (specifically, the lights that are attached to wires that sway). My mom would count how many seconds...
  2. Izzy5487

    A friend talked about me behind my back

    A long time friend was talking to my sister today and complained about me saying I got overstimulated too often and talked about autism and adhd too much and told my sister to stop living with me. I always had a feeling but she treated me like family and was always nice so this was really...
  3. O

    How do you deal with [opinion] overwhelm?

    I've been really overwhelmed with the whole world and its problems lately. I'm studying philosophy for university entrance exams and slowly realized that things are not black-and-white and there are many correct ways to view the world. I'm not exactly overwhelmed or scared of various topics and...
  4. ChibiChick

    Need Help Understanding

    I'm relatively new to the autism world and autism in general, so I need some help here. What's the difference between meltdowns, sensory overload and panic attacks? Because, today, like most days, I experienced what I thought was a panic attack but lately I've been thinking it might be sensory...
  5. Sir Bedlam

    Preferring to be alone?

    Hello everyone, I was wondering how common it is for people on the spectrum to prefer to be alone. At least, most of the time. I have Asperger's and ever since I was little, I've been quite content hanging out alone, in my own world. I've always spent a lot of time on the computer. However, I...
  6. Daydreamer

    Do You Disassociate Or Experience Derealisation?

    I do. For different reasons. Usually happens when I'm feeling overwhelmed. The main two experiences that can lead to this are moments of intense emotion, or too much sensory information. When I become overwhelmed for sensory reasons, things start to feel less real. I begin to feel...
  7. L

    Hi I need help or guidance

    hi my name is lj or jesse i need serious help autism is doing my head in right now i have no control over my emotions i was never taught i truely need help ive been asking for years and got no where im still no where and im getting worse my partner is the one who cops it the most please help me...
  8. Daydreamer

    Code words

    I don't know why, but lately I've been thinking about something that happened three or so months ago. My tutors arranged this University trip which was at this escape the room challenge. Unfortunately, there was a rather overwhelming buffet section of the trip and I lost my cool a bit. I began...
  9. Daydreamer

    Some tips on dealing with being overwhelmed.

    Everyone is different of course, so these tips may not work for you. However, here are some things that have helped me previously after becoming overwhelmed by my senses and/or emotionally: -Sitting or lying down in a dark room afterwards (usually with calming or happy music playing, or I just...
  10. Daydreamer

    How good are your senses?

    I am fairly hypersensitive, with hearing being the most sensitive and touch/pain is the least. My sense of smell is also fairly overactive, and there are certain foods that I cannot be around because of this. I have subtle ways of coping with my sensitivity such as adding water to fizzy...
  11. Drakanav

    Sensory Issues

    It's hard to take a shower because I can feel every drop of water go down my body. At times, I'll go almost a month without a shower. The sound of plates/utensils clacking together hurts. People talking close hurts. Hair touching my face makes me agitated. The clothes that I wear nip at me. I...
  12. Ephraim Becker

    I'm very overwhelmed because of so many things in my head

    I'm very overwhelmed because I have too much things in my head: I have to complete at least one chapter on my Linux course I have to return a package to Amazon, which includes Figuring out how to put the box that the package came in back together Cut out and attach the labels Walk all the way...
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