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Duckyqueen123

444d

why is it every time I'm not feeling well lights are brighter, sounds are more annoying and louder, smells make me gag more, texters I don't like make me even more irritated, etc... ? lol I'm crying 😭😭😭😭rn bc the lights seems brighter rn but I'm scared of the dark so I'm just sitting here crying. what do you guys do when you are feeling this way bc your not feeling well?

    • Duckyqueen123

      442d

      when I was a kid I used to wear regular sunglasses everywhere for a whole month and a half untill my family started to get upset with me so I stoped. But I didn't even knew what asd was untill 7th grade bc my mom waited till I asked after seeing the movie Miracle Run and at the beginning they where talking about asd so that is when mom told me about it. Then I started researching asd and ADHD and about 4 days ago my mom told me when I when to get evaluated at children's Mercy that I do have ADHD. Actually this is a bit of a long story do you want me to text you instead?

    • blood_rose

      444d

      And if it's really bad I'll trun off all the mane lights but keep on the TV and some lead lights and just try to relax

      • Duckyqueen123

        442d

        @blood_rose I kinda do the same thing except I don't have led lights. So I just use the tv

        • Duckyqueen123

          442d

          @Duckyqueen123 But I mainly do that if nothings working and I'm on the edge of meltdown and I put something on the tv that I know I would fall asleep to. Bc when emotions get to much I try to sleep if I can if I can't I just start stmming [I think I spelled that right] Without even knowing I am and after I Finally am calm enough I get so exhausted I fall asleep before I even know it ☺️

    • blood_rose

      444d

      I put on sunglass expshly ones that have colerd lines they help a lot

    • Louva_bug

      444d

      I get myself into a cool, quiet, dark environment and just sit there. In your case a nightlight or other dim light might help, so it’s not overstimulating but still lights up the room. Also wearing super comfy clothes helps me, tight or itchy clothing while I’m overstimulated makes it all way worse

      • Duckyqueen123

        442d

        @Louva_bug omg I can totally relate to that

        • Louva_bug

          442d

          @Duckyqueen123 I used to spend hours sitting in my closet because it was the only place dark and quiet enough for me to feel sort of normal

    • EatenByWormy

      444d

      Sensory overload :( Maybe indirect light would be okay? Like having the door open with the light on outside, that way you don’t have all the exposure but it’s less scary? I have all of my cozy clothes together in one spot near my bed, so if I’m having a bad time I go to bed. I put on textures that feel good, get under my weighted blanket, and I can scoot under the blanket because it’s an open weave- I don’t feel smothered bc I can breathe and see.

      • Duckyqueen123

        444d

        @EatenByWormy thank you so much I didn't even think about that ☺️

        • EatenByWormy

          444d

          @Duckyqueen123 I hope you feel better soon! And yeah, ik, it’s really annoying when your check engine light is flashing but everything seems fine 🤣

      • EatenByWormy

        444d

        @EatenByWormy Also reminder to run yourself through your checklist of basic needs- are you hydrated? Can you tolerate a small snack if it’s been a while since you’ve eaten? Do you need to rest? Autism can also involve poor interoception- we’re not especially good at being able to “feel” our bodily needs.

        • Duckyqueen123

          444d

          @EatenByWormy yes sometimes I don't even know what my body needs or wants.

    • khazii

      444d

      You could be overestimated, that stuff with the lights and sounds tends to happen

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