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    Can't stand it when my partner touches me

    So recently I've been staying with my partner as they live closer to where I'm currently working, and I've just been fining it really unpleasant to be in physical contact with them. It's so frustrating because I can feel the lack ot physical intimacy (cuddling, kissing etc) and I don't like that empty space between us.

    I'm really lucky that my partner is very understanding and supportive but socially I've been struggling for a while now, as well as being in a prolonged depressive episode and constantly having high levels of anxiety (about everything) and lots of sensory overload and burnout. And at the end of the day all I want to do is take my clothes off, listen to chopin's nocturnes on repeat and make myself a nest. The thought of physical contact with anyone except my dog is repulsive to me right now, and I think it's making my depression feel like an even bigger obstacle.

    Is anyone else going through similar things? I hope it's not just me.

    #Autism #SensoryOverloads #Anxiety #Depression #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis

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    More than just sensory overloaded and totally exhausted.

    Today is a crappy day. It started when I woke up and read the news. There, I read about the next Corona actions. Now, they are about to reduce our range of motion to 9 miles. Although I know that I'm not a big fan of traveling long distances because of my travel sickness, I got furious because of this negative news. I'm also afraid of more ordinances and more severe ordinances by the politicians, like curfews for example.
    Just because of this negative news, I got sensory overloaded and I had a slight meltdown and a panic attack. Later, we cleaned the kitchen, and the strong smell of the cleanser caused a headache and a shutdown. My neighbors in the apartments next to mine and in the apartment above mine are always arguing loudly with their wives. Now, I am extremely drained and exhausted, and besides this, I have a headache, an upset stomach, I feel sorry for having a meltdown, a panic attack, and a shutdown in that same afternoon. I also feel sorry for getting rude and aggressive because of my anxiety attack and my meltdown. The only thing I want for now is just skipping the rest of this crappy day as it is sensory hell and unsurvivable for me. I even don't want to watch wrestling tonight, although I'm always looking forward to watch it. I don't know to cope with this crappy day. #Anxiety #AutismMeltdown #Autism #autismspectrumcondition #AutismShutdown #Drained #ExhaustedAlways #exhaustion #chronic Gastritis #Chronicexhaustion #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #SensoryOverloads #SensoryDisorder #SensoryIssues #Depression #PTSD #AutisticAdults #AutisticExhaustion #deadinisde #aggressive #depressed #aggression #Anxietyanddepression #AnxietyAttack #AngerManagement #Feelingsorryformyself #feelingunabletofunction #feelingdeainside #EmotionalBlackouts #mentalblackouts

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    In your experience; What are helpful ways to reduce stigma around mental health?

    <p>In your experience; What are helpful ways to reduce stigma around <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/mental-health/?label=mental health" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5800553f33fe98c3a3" data-name="mental health" title="mental health" target="_blank">mental health</a>?</p>
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    Autistic Adult Sensory Overload Meltdowns (pic is of a tea light candle in the dark, a soothing thing for me post meltdown)

    <p>Autistic Adult Sensory Overload Meltdowns (pic is of a tea light candle in the dark, a soothing thing for me post meltdown)</p>
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    Anybody know of a good electric razor?

    Not everyone saves for looks, I shave because it’s extremely overwhelming not to. My whole life I could never handle pants, I still can’t with hair on my legs it’s even worse. I haven’t been able to take care of myself well for a long time. I deal with #Fatigue , which makes it even harder #ChronicPain doesn’t help either, and #Depression makes both worse. Anyways I need a electric razor that works well to get all the hair off and DOESN’T hurt, I’m very sensitive and it’s overwhelming. I almost definitely have #SensoryProcessingDisorder . Maybe some if you have suggestions, I hope so it would be so helpful, I won’t have to be so overwhelmed because I don’t have the energy to shave.

    #Anxiety #questions #SensoryOverloads #SensoryIssues #SensoryIssues #ChronicFatigue #Pain #Dermatillomania #ChronicMigraines #Migraine #disability , maybe some of you with #Autism can help with knowing something for the sensory aspect. #

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    Does anyone know about a good electric razor?

    I’m trying to find the best electric razor because my sensory issues ( undiagnosed #SensoryProcessingDisorder ) make it so that having unshaven legs is extraordinarily overwhelmed causing #anxeityAttacks and #SensoryOverloads , and generally making me feel worse then usual. Because of my other health issues it is very hard to take care of myself so I don’t often take a bath or anything, and it takes a lot of energy to shave, so I’d like to know what all of you have on electric razors I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you so much for your time, -Kiya

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    My Fav sensory - Touch, what is yours? #SensoryOverloads #Sensory #Autism #AspergersSyndrome

    My favourite Sensory out of the five senses is Touch. I just bought a new fluffy blanket and it’s soft got 6! I love it, anything fluffy helps me calm down,relax and feel safe, helps me sleep, eats sometimes. You? x
    Five sense - Touch, Sight,hearing,smell and taste xzx
    #Autism #Aspergers #MentalHealth #Senses

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