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Mushroom_boy

872d

I got really triggered last night and was nonverbal for the rest of the night. I don't have a diagnosis to explain this yet (looking into one) so how do I explain this if it happens around my family or professors?

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    • Jaznix

      872d

      Explain that you have these episodes and you don't know why yet and you're doing your best to find out

    • Meggers

      872d

      I saw that you’re looking into an autism diagnosis… if that confirms it, autism is very likely the cause. I experience this, too. You don’t have to give people more information than you’re comfortable with, first of all. A simple explanation of “I sometimes need a break from verbal communication” could be enough. For me, I explain that I need a communication break until my thoughts slow down. If I’m pressured to continue, it will absolutely lead to a full meltdown.

    • logie

      872d

      Just be honest just tell them sometimes you have certain triggers and that you might shut down

    • Green_

      872d

      I’ve often experienced this. I think it could be tied to my anxiety, or possibly my adhd. It’s totally normal to just become mentally exhausted of communicating. Not sure if that’s what you’re experiencing exactly, but that’s how I feel. Communication is really difficult, and there’s nothing wrong with taking a break from it. I would tell the people close to you that sometimes this happens. You might try coming up with a way to nonverbally communicate you don’t want to, or are unable to talk right now. Something I usually use is making an ‘X’ with my arms or hands. This just politely let’s the other person know that I’m taking a break from talking for a bit. Hope this helps. <3

    • kittenintheyarn

      872d

      Tell them just like that... and maybe look up aphasia. It might be something to discuss with your doctor.

    • Jaznix

      872d

      Explain that you have these episodes and you don't know why yet and you're doing your best to find out

    • Jaznix

      872d

      Just like that

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