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Emotional bursts

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Shaun-Junior Bishop, May 14, 2019.

  1. Shaun-Junior Bishop

    Shaun-Junior Bishop Active Member

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    Hi,

    I've just got some questions if anyone could please help,

    I tend to have outbursts of emotions and I dont understand why. They are not brought on by anything, I have no train of thought while it happens and I can just be sat doing nothing and I burst into tears for about 5 seconds and then the emotion is completely gone. It happens with laughing and uncontrollable smiling too. Does this happen to anyone else?

    Also I have these moments where my whole body will seize up and it will just tense up like I'm going to explode and then within a few seconds it passes. Are these common traits of a person on the spectrum?
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    I have never heard of this. Ask a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc.
     
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  3. shysnail

    shysnail Well-Known Member

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    How long have you had this? Is it something you've always had or something that's just started happening?
     
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  4. Shaun-Junior Bishop

    Shaun-Junior Bishop Active Member

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    The emotional outbursts I've always had, it's just something I thought was normal. The tensing up became alot more noticeable when I realised I had autism and I started to get anxious of how I was asking so I think because I was forcefully hiding traits I was causing an imbalance in emotional regulation but I'm not sure.
     
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    Pats Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    It could be more depression. Or since it involves both ends of the emotional spectrum, bipolar? I do remember times in my life that were so bad, I'd be shaking nervously for no reason.
    I do tense up - well, I'm ALWAYS tense. lol I will notice that I'm so tense my shoulders are practically touching my ears so I will try to relax my shoulders, and not even a minute later my shoulders are tense and back up at my ears.
     
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  6. Michelle Espinosa

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    I think others advise about seeing a therapist or doctor is good. Also, if you are autistic, triggers and over stimulation will cause a flood of cortisol and Adrenalin that makes me sometimes nauseous and cry.

    If what you are feeling is caused by triggers and over stimulation (we get emotionally over stimulated too), then this share might be of some help at least in understanding.

    Hope you find the key to peace of mind and quality of life. All the best to you, dear fellow ND.