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Katty

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Sensory overload medication? Clonidine? Help? (Long version of question) I have just put up with my overload for a really long time, but I’m so tired of it. I’m usually very “no medicine I can handle this my self”, won’t even take an Advil till I can’t move kinda person, but I’m so done with it. My biggest issue is prolonged overload that even when I actually take the time to regulate it won’t fully reset me. I self regulate pretty well and I know my sensory issues are only mildly debilitating, so in the grand skeme of things they aren’t too bad. I could just do this forever (mildly distressed) if I had to. I know there isn’t any approved medications for sensory sensitivities, but I do find a certain adult beverage can help take the edge off. I would like a more sustainable solution since I will not be just consuming adult beverages when in overload. It does however lead me to believe there is a medication, probably a sedative/depressant that would help. I have heard people colloquially talk about taking clondine when in overload, however it was mostly parents talking about there kids. Is this an example of parents drugging kids to make them “manageable” or is there any truth to it?

    • Katty

      787d

      @emo_enby_99 Thanks for the tips! I definitely relate to disassociation. I just ignored my sensory needs and spent 10-18 in an semi disassociated state. It’s a little better now, but definitely one of my Brain’s go to methods. It’s like It figured out the world can’t be as distressing if you don’t completely feel present.

    • Emo_Enby_99

      788d

      Clonidine was given to me as a kid. For anxiety they said but it just made me sleepy. I've been doing research and the most helpful thing I found is antipsychotic meds can help dull some of the overload. Do your research on antipsychotic medicine for the autistic brain. For me the medication im trying to get back on is Vraylar, an an antipsychotic designed for BPD and Bipolar 1. There are others out there just remember the name. Vraylar is specifically for BPD & Bipolar 1, so unless you have 1 or both then I recommend something else. Sending love and strength, it maybe small but constant stress could lead to a burnout, panic attack, depressive episode, and dissociation as your mind tries to reboot. Take care of yourself and talk to your doc after doing your research. When bringing this up I recommend saying "I read about antipsychotic meds helping prevent or treat sensory overload, is that something I can try?"

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