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Symptoms of life with ASD.

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Danni59, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Danni59

    Danni59 New Member

    Dec 4, 2018
    Hello all,

    I wanted to ask the community; Is my constant headache due to my brain being overloaded/having to work too hard dealing with life?
    Does anyone else relate to this or have other 'side effects' due to you having ASD and getting out of bed to participate in life?
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  2. Progster

    Progster Gone sideways to the sun V.I.P Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    Anxiety and depression are common side effects of autism. Migraine headaches can be the result of stress and anxiety. I get them, too. At times, I've had such severe anxiety that I have felt physically sick and can't get up out of bed. I took antidepressants for a while and that helped.
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  3. Autistamatic

    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know?

    Sep 2, 2018
    Headaches, Migraines, physical & mental exhaustion (and all that comes with it), depression, anxiety and more. That's just those which can be directly related to the extra pressures that result from masking and trying to work people out.
    There's plenty of "co-morbid" issues as well which whilst far from exclusive to the autistic population, have a higher prevalence amongst our number than in general.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018
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  4. Pats

    Pats Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Aug 18, 2018
    And if you're never able to completely relax - the tension of neck muscles can bring on headaches.
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