tonysvision

17d

So, weird question. Does anybody here have extreme physical issues that kinda play into autism? Like I have this thing where the more “brain fog” I have, the worse my skills are like walking and talking. People think I am drunk because of it, but I’m not. It just.. really only happens with the brain fog or when I have a breakdown, meltdown, etc.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Acute Symptoms Involving Skin & Other Integumentary Tissue

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  • Starcycle

    17d

    Worse the physical disability gets, seemingly the worse the autism gets too. Our coordination and walking control fails when we have episodes, tone immediately becomes harsh to monotone, sometimes we need help to type and can't eat (i.e. swallow and chew) because our episodes makes autism worse somehow.

    • tonysvision

      17d

      Oh my god. So I’m not alone? Because typing sometimes is so difficult. And like talking is just.. I slur my words.. My mom has threatened to drug test me multiple times because of it

      • Starcycle

        16d

        Oh my goodness typiiiing I tend to speak little or stutter rather than slur but speaking is so hard sometimes

  • AnimalBoy

    17d

    Autism effects your nervous system so it does have physical symptoms including a decrease in motor skills! Speech impediments and other language skill delays are also common in people with autism and both can get worse when your needs aren't taken care of. Autism also can effect your ability to feel things the way people typically do because it effects your introspection which.

  • crazykitty

    17d

    Idk if it counts but my pregnancy has made all of my artistic symptoms way worse. Plus some of the pregnancy symptoms has made it really had to just exist in my own skin rn.

  • fruitpunk

    17d

    I’ve had multiple people tell me that they thought I was high the first time they met me because of how I speak and move. It was very confusing the first time a stranger asked if I “had any on me” when I was a kid.

    • AnimalBoy

      14d

      oh that's a mood, I actually move and talk like that much less when I'm high, unless I'm too high but then I'm not leaving my room, but people still ask me if im high when I'm sober bc of the way I walk and talk naturally. Including during several year at a time periods where I was completely sober but constantly being accused of being high.

  • gwyn

    16d

    I know exactly what you're talking about. It's almost like your limbs are moving through water and they're super stiff, at least for me. I don't like when people get mad about it or anything because it's just something you can't help, and it definitely feels helpless sometimes when you really want to or need to do something.

  • Zorosect

    16d

    I can relate

  • Ande

    16d

    I've had something similar but when I eat a sweet snack I really enjoy, I get giddy with excitement and start flapping my hands a little bit. People stare but I don't care 😂

    • AnimalBoy

      14d

      that's a happy stim! Stimming and loss or fluctuations in motor skills are very different symptoms but they are both potential parts of autism. Hand flapping is actually one of the more talked about stims I've seen probably because it's one of the more visible ones, but there are a lot of different types and they can be used to help regulate any strong emotions or over/under stimulation.

  • demonshunt

    14d

    I get really bad at speaking sometimes. It’s probably because I’ve gone nonverbal but I wasn’t allowed to do that as a child so I don’t allow myself now…

  • itoldyou6

    14d

    I tend to space out and forget things at work a lot. I think I unconsciously developed a "worksona" that's cheerful and a bit ditzy so I get away with a lot more 😅 Still not a great thing to deal with in a healthcare setting

  • Teal100

    14d

    Hypermobility is related to neurodivergence and can cause lots of these things. I have heds.

  • EliteLexy

    13d

    I have tremors or physical jerk like movements that happen more when I am overwhelmed. It does impact my speech at times but I will have to pay attention to my walking and other movements now.

  • CharlieAlien

    13d

    Sometimes I get like this, my parents ask me if I'm high but I'm not. I'm just kinda not functioning well in the moment.

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