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MatchaBunn

743d

Is anyone else hyper-aware of the changes going on in their body? I want to say that my neurodivergent brain is what makes this possible, because I have a low threshold for sensory/emotional/social input. However, I know that can also come from trauma. How do you cope with the constant input from your body? I feel like I get overwhelmed quite frequently.

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    • Skelerang

      742d

      The sensory overload can really creep up on you too. Sometimes I'll be doing dishes or cooking dinner and one or (God forbid) both of my kids starts saying something to me, and I feel like I'm being cornered by all the sensory input. Breathing and saying "please give me a minute of space" can help to readjust.

    • Skelerang

      742d

      The sensory overload can really creep up on you too. Sometimes I'll be doing dishes or cooking dinner and one or (God forbid) both of my kids starts saying something to me, and I feel like I'm being cornered by all the sensory input. Breathing and saying "please give me a minute of space" can help to readjust.

    • MatchaBunn

      742d

      This was pretty vague, but I was thinking about how easily I can tell changes from a new medication. Or from my hormonal sensitivity, it feels like it’s all that I can focus on sometimes. I definitely feel the sentiment you’ve shared, though, having multiples of things like that is so helpful. I think this is still of the same idea that I’m talking about, where you are used to a certain level of “normal” that can feel dysregulating when changed.

    • joyboy

      743d

      Oh goodness, I'm not sure if this is what you mean as far as changes in the body go, but I get so overwhelmed when my nails get too long (anything long enough to cut is too long). Drives me mad. I'll start stimming more (including vocal stims which pretty much never happen for me), rocking, clawing at my shirt or anything I can reach. I just bought 25 nail clippers to stash around the house/car just in case.

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