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SoxyWoxy

494d

Does anyone else with autism have what most would consider a vocal stim, but it feels more like a vocal tic because you can't control it and it comes randomly? I control (almost, darn you shaking leg!) all my other stims, but this vocal thing that comes with a shiver is out of the blue and uncontrolled. I've had it for about 2 years now.

    • Leopuppy

      493d

      Yea sometimes I'll make lil whimper noises and at the same time my body does a hiccup motion. But I'll also have random twitches in my legs, arms or head.

      • SoxyWoxy

        493d

        @Leopuppy I hate random twitches

    • gummybearit

      493d

      I get shivers, makes my head turn sideways quick, some times it comes with a quick "hhhmm". My dad has severe ones where his physical response makes him jolt and he has to catch his balance again since it happens when he's stood up as well as sitting.

      • SoxyWoxy

        493d

        @gummybearit OH MY GOD THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT MINE ARE (yours) only I make a little chirpy noise like a cat can make. I get a full body shiver and my head turns and I make the sound!

    • Sevyn0Sevyn

      493d

      Yeah it's actually pretty normal. I got lost in a rabbit hole about Tourette's and links to ADHD and since ADHD is linked pretty strongly to autism, there's been some ties. Not to mention, autistic stims on their own are always interesting. I make Perry the Platypus noises, pop my lips softly, and click my tongue with my mouth shut so mine aren't as vocal right now

      • EliteLexy

        493d

        @Sevyn0Sevyn do you know if some stims can be uncontrollable if suppressed for too long? Or as you said, a form of Tourette's (but with the body?)

    • GlutenFreeGirlie

      493d

      This sounds soooo weird but mine is randomly singing the bass line to seven nation army. All. The. Time. ❤️

      • Songbird24

        493d

        @GlutenFreeGirlie Love this one 💜

    • EliteLexy

      494d

      I don't have a vocal one, but I do have a tremor and sometimes jerk like motions with my limbs, neck and voice when talking. It has gone undiagnosed as a mystery but since I have been diagnosed on the spectrum this past summer, I have wondered if it is related to an uncontrolled stim or overwhelm

      • SoxyWoxy

        494d

        @EliteLexy Mine seem to happen randomly, so I can't place a trigger on them unfortunately. Like it would make sense if it happened when i was anxious or over stimulated. Heck maybe I'm overstimulated and don't realize it idk. I'm just glad I'm not alone.

        • EliteLexy

          493d

          @SoxyWoxy I am still trying to pinpoint when overwhelm is happening. Still too new to this! Gah

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      494d

      Yep. I recently saw that autistic people can have "random tic like stims" as it could be a way our neurodivergent brains work. I have a head jerk motion where it will move side to side. It doesn't help when I have a migraine though. Quite painful.

      • SoxyWoxy

        494d

        @NonbinarySlytherin I bet. I'm sorry yours are like that. I wish they weren't so sucky

    • BrokenAtBest

      494d

      I have similar! I can suppress it sometimes but rarely. I'll squeak or yelp

      • SoxyWoxy

        494d

        @BrokenAtBest I make a chirping cat sound lmao

    • andio

      494d

      yeah ! i have this thing where i'll randomly yelp , which is obnoxious since i currently live with roommates . but it's involuntary !

      • SoxyWoxy

        494d

        @andio Mine is a weird chirpy noise like a cat makes. Luckily it isn't loud, I can only imagine how inconvenient it is for you. I've done it at work before (I'm a substitute teacher) and I have had to explain to students (luckily high school students so they are pretty chill) that I'm just wired different and I make a sound every so often. You'll never lose me in the dark!

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