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jan_Elute

445d

Anyone else feel really hot/overheating when overwhelmed or overstimulated? The last few years i’ve been getting this feeling, i think it happens when i’m overstimulated or anxious, because i get it more on ADHD meds which typically make me more susceptible to overstimulation. Its like I feel hot but i’m not actually hot because when i cool myself down i just end up being cold but the hot feeling stays so i feel hot and cold at once. It always feels impossible to escape and is incredibly uncomfortable and i don’t know how to stop it. When i get it at night i always wake up sweating as soon as i drift off and don’t sleep. Luckily it doesn’t happen often at night, but when it does it usually happens a few nights in a row until i take a sleep aid to fix my sleep schedule, then it stops. Anyone else get this or know how to stop it?

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    • AnimalBoy

      438d

      Temperature regulation in and of itself is common with ASD, but many emotions have physical sensations attached for most people. For example anger and anxiety often feels hot while depression and sadness often feels cold even to neurotypicals, it's just likely it's more noticeable for us becaus we're more sensitive to sensations.

    • AnimalBoy

      438d

      Temperature regulation in and of itself is common with ASD, but many emotions have physical sensations attached for most people. For example anger and anxiety often feels hot while depression and sadness often feels cold even to neurotypicals, it's just likely it's more noticeable for us becaus we're more sensitive to sensations.

    • DitsyDiabetic

      444d

      I have autism && bipolar 1 so i get exactly like this when manic

    • Bre19

      445d

      Yes

    • WearyRat

      445d

      A little bit ❤️ my first go-to when feeling overstimulated is to drink cold water through a straw, I find it helps

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Yes, some people experience feeling hot or overheating when overwhelmed or overstimulated. This can be related to anxiety or ADHD medications, which may make them more susceptible to overstimulation. Layering clothing and using a fan can help manage the temperature fluctuations. It's essential to identify triggers and find ways to cope with overstimulation and anxiety to reduce these episodes.

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