Aspie Sean Week 6: “Aspie’s & Sensory Issues”.

Sensory overload and sensory problems can be one of the most disabling aspects of being an Aspie. For me avoiding social situations is necessary for survival. Being constantly overloaded is stressful and bad for our health.

Apparently I am not the only person who can not handle a crowded restaurant, club, or other loud busy venue. If I force myself into these situations I can sometimes survive them but by the time I get home I implode into myself.

If I get overloaded it can take me hours to decompress. I have to remove myself from all sensory input and people the frustrating thing is it takes me a long time to recover once I’ve been overloaded and once I have one overload more overloads become more likely.

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19 thoughts on “Aspie Sean Week 6: “Aspie’s & Sensory Issues”.”

  1. I know what you mean, I have to go out because of the dog but try hard to avoid going anywhere I don’t really need to go simply so I don’t have to deal with people or situations that make me deeply uncomfortable.
    It seems to be getting worse as well, and that frustrates me all the more.

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    1. Exactly. Sigh. If the world didn’t expect me to enjoy socializing maybe things would be easier. Work socializing is the hardest and most draining. I need twice as much recovery time after socializing for work. (2 hours of socialization requires 4 hours of rest.)

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      1. I’m lucky (if you can call it that) to be out of work at the moment so I don’t have that issue, but I do remember it unpleasantly. On the flip side of that, I have all the fun (not) of having to go places like the job centre related to my not being at work.
        I feel dread at the thought of the appointments, feel stressed and anxious during them, and then take hours and hours to recover from them when they’re done, by which time I’m dreading the next one. It’s a horrendous cycle.

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  2. Inspiring post. I am trying to understand my kid’s sensory issues. I thought I mastered it with my oldest but then my 14 yr old has hit puberty. I’ve been told by therapists he is extreme on sensory issues.

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