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Gia52

520d

Does anyone else with autism really struggle with the sensory issues that come with having something like a cold? I just get so irrationally angry and frustrated because my nose won’t stop running or something like that :(

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    • Gaz

      515d

      YES YES YES 1000X YES. BODY ACHES DRIVE ME INSANE

    • Gaz

      515d

      YES YES YES 1000X YES. BODY ACHES DRIVE ME INSANE

    • SalineTurnip

      516d

      The only thing I hate is when my nose gets stopped up. Thankfully, the last time I was sick I discovered Afrin. I can deal with everything else but when my nose is stopped up it feels like I'm dying or something.

    • DustyPines

      516d

      Definitely. Colds/flus/fevers, and tbh any virus or sickness, seem to increase my sensory sensitivity and decrease my tolerance. It’s hell on earth, especially the sore skin feeling that comes with flus 😭

    • Bre19

      516d

      Yes what helps is taking really hot showers drinking hot coca also a really fuzzy blanket nice and warm clothes

    • bellacourse

      516d

      I legit cry when I'm sick. I hate it so much it makes me upset.

    • Livingasazebra

      517d

      I used to meltdown all the time when I had a blocked nose at nighttime while trying to sleep. Also gunk in my throat drives me insane

    • MixedBag0fMess

      520d

      Yes

    • DarkWhispers07

      520d

      For me not really. However when I am cold it's like everything I touch feels terrible. Especially when I'm cold and then touch paper like DANG paper in general feels terrible but touching it while being cold is like insta overload. On top of that, everything else i touch makes it worse and worse until I can calm down

    • Ellis_b

      520d

      Yes! I end up in an absolute rage if my nose is running, it’s a complete sensory overload and I cannot concentrate on anything else. I hate it. I also cannot STAND being in the company of anyone else who has a cold. Not just because of my other conditions that it makes worse but because of the extra noises they make.

    • wyvernprince

      520d

      Oh yeah. All the time. I can't stand the sensation of when snot dries and hardens in your nose... But most of the time you can't just blow it out once it dries but it feels gross to pick. So I just get frustrated

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