See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

2L0UD4ME

607d

What are your most common stims? Mine are singing and rocking.

Top reply
    • Bre19

      605d

      Bouncing legs, arms flapping and shaking fully body jolts

    • Bre19

      605d

      Bouncing legs, arms flapping and shaking fully body jolts

    • Phoinyxisnotonfire

      605d

      My legs bounce, shaking my fists and tapping are my really common ones.

    • Skylea

      605d

      I start hitting myself but that's only if something really really bad happened to me otherwise flapping hands

    • DitsyDiabetic

      605d

      On hard days i unintentionally rock a LOT. I do a little even on good days. Things i do on purpose tho: spin my rings/bracelets, listen to music, play with my fidget spinner, scroll Facebook, scroll Alike, text my few close friends, talk to or text my wife, research random stuff, the list goes on. What i do depends on where i am

    • squibibi

      606d

      I click my tongue and kinda,, shift my weight from one leg to the other? to rock side to side if that makes sense I also do this thing where I stand only on the front of my feet. not quite tiptoes but my heels are definitely off the ground

    • Asteroidrose

      606d

      pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovlcanoconiosis pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    • DownWithTheStinkness

      607d

      i always end up rocking or bouncing my leg but my favorite intentional stims are flapping hands and pacing!

    • furry.wolf

      607d

      Anything music related singing, dancing, listening to it

    • meridian

      607d

      i keep saying "mimi momo" every 5 mins ... also if there's a sticker or something on a bottle i peel it off while talking and roll it in between my fingers

    • JALNIKKI

      607d

      I didn’t realize singing could be a stim! I also bounce my legs and everyone in my life yells at me to stop doing it. Same when I flap my hands or do this thing with my fingers where I rub the tips of them together. It really sucks because the closest people in my life don’t let me stim so I can’t feel completely comfortable. I also tend to stim when I’m anxious too. Is that common with others?

      • 2L0UD4ME

        607d

        @JALNIKKI For me, I stim when I’m experiencing any sort of activating feeling (happiness, excitement, anxiety, overstimulation). Oftentimes, how I’m stimming can help me understand what I’m feeling 🤗

    • sleepyhippo

      607d

      Leg bouncing/moving my feet around is my biggest. I also rock/sway in all directions, flap hands, and sometimes I tense my fingers and move them around. When I'm stimming during sensory overload I normally hit my knuckles against each other. I also pull at my skin a lot, especially the neck skin but ppl get creeped out by how stretchy my skin apparently is 😅

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion