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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Timmy759, May 19, 2017.

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    Timmy759 New Member

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    I have been diagnosed asbergers and i think i had a melt down can someone describe it for me ?
     
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    Not really no. No two people with Asperger's will experience meltdowns in the exact same way. For some it's a huge outburst, and for others it's more internalised and shutting down.
     
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    How's it like for you?

    No two aspies are alike so our meltdowns are different. For me, it feels like the stimuli is taking over my brain and only leaving me a corner, but at the same time I can think and control my body. I feel tense and dont do much, often staring at something, sometimes I hide somewhere where there's nobody and/or cry, and overall I just feel the need to GET OUT OF THERE. At least I'm very quiet during a meltdown compared to many other, wich makes it less embarassing, so I guess I'm lucky in that.
     
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    My meltdowns consist of having a difficult time breathing, flushed face, extreme anxiety, memory loss afterwards, fatigue and inability to speak during the meltdown. My husbands meltdowns are much calmer, he makes faces, stims, sometimes disappears to his favourite place, drives like a crazy person, or goes to sleep.
     
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    Oh no :eek: Touch wood I'm not like that. Hugs (if you like them.) I'm more or less the same as your husband. :openmouth:
     
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    I really blow my top! I can think clearly about how unreasonable I am being while I am mouthing off at someone/thing, but my anger is so intense that I feel that I am living it.

    It's like being two people in one body. But if I do 't let it out then I will literally implode with some severe consequences to my health. This ain't no fun.
     
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    Anarchy in the brain. .... All different emotions doing what they want....!
     
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    I scream, pull my hair, bang my head, scratch my face, fall to the floor. Quite dramatic... My Mum used to call it the "Dying Fly".
     
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    My meltdowns have changed over time. I used to visibly break and scream and cry, throw a tantrum, or just show that I'm angry. Now I stay quiet and let it happen inside, so most people can't tell I'm having a meltdown unless they try to talk to me.
     
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    It's just terrible, I really can't even describe it, I think I lose coherent-ness, often I don't remember what all happened after or what triggered it to get to such a bad point. Sometimes things get broken and sometimes I hurt myself sometimes I just shut down and pass out.
     
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    Professori Professori

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    Oof, that is imploding! Can't be good for either your physical or mental health.
     
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    I discovered that... but there's not much I can do besides waiting for it to pass.