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mthebrave

527d

Hi, I've been having a kind of nervous breakdown recently: screaming, crying, trembling, panic attacks, feeling nauseous, rage. I get sensory overwhelm from noise and sometimes see peoples movements speed up like static when I'm in a new or vusy environment. When I feel accused or unable to accept change and demands, I've been known to hit my head in frustration or have a meltdown. This has been something I did since I was a child. I'm scared I could give myself a TBI. I'm wondering if this is Autism/Asperges/ADD/BPD/PMDD/Bipolar. When my friends try to console me, I scream at them to get off me and can't handle physical contact or hugs. It's like something else takes over me, one minute I'm OK the next I'm completely crashing and out of control. Earlier this year I had a meltdown because the child nextdoor was screaming, I loose my focus and go into a rage and then if I don't let out the rage or self-harm I go into a panic attack and start rocking or clapping my hands. The only thing that helps is rocking, getting into the shower, and putting my fingers in my ears. It's been getting worse or more obvious the last 2 years since living by myself and since the pandemic. I had a huge meltdown at my GP surgery last week after a setback, I can't handle it anymore. I also can't deal with unexpected changes. Also, my autism refferal was sent back to my GP, saying they didn't receive enough evidence. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions? I can't keep living like this, hurting myself and scaring others. I feel like there's a monster living in me. I just want to be happy and live a normal existence. It's exhausting after every meltdown I need a few days to recover all my muscles hurt. I would really value people's insights. Thank you for reading. 🙏

    • Yenn

      527d

      That sounds awful, and really scary. Obviously I’m not a trained professional or anything, but I have a few suggestions that could potentially help: 1) Try to find your triggers. Try to avoid them (in the short term) when you can, and understand how different ones can cause different reactions. I know this one can be really hard. 2) After meltdowns I always find plain bread to be good (if it’s white even better), it’s easy to chew/eat and the carbs will help. Chocolate is also really good (particularly dark chocolate). 3) Also after meltdowns/during if you can, a very COLD (ie with ice) glass of liquid (water/juice/squash) can really help. If you have electrolyte tablets to put in or even just a pinch of salt that helps too. 4) Music is 👌 5) Showers/baths after also 👌 For the autism report, you may have already done this, but you can ask friends/family members to give small report on your behaviour/interactions which can help speed up the process. I hope this helps a little. ❤️

      • Ash.G

        360d

        @Yenn thanks for the advice I used a chilly can of Canada dry or another kind of soda.

      • mthebrave

        518d

        @Yenn Thank you so much ❤️ Really helpful tips 😊

        • Yenn

          518d

          @mthebrave cool!! If ever you need to chat, I am always free. And I actually mean that, pls do dm me :)

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