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23 Apr 2022, 2:54 pm

Literally!

While dealing with extreme stress in early 2019, from health issues I was dealing with at the time. I lost my abilities one day. At the time I didn't understand what had happened. I was only diagnosed 7 years ago and, until now, never understood how my autism affects me. I was recovering until the pandemic began in early 2020. That is when the stress became so bad that it became physical. In late 2020 I found out about autistic burnout. This was what I had been suffering from, or so I thought. It turns out the stress caused the extreme burnout, and I have been recovering ever since. Last week my head finally cleared (after a year and a half) from extreme sensory processing issues, etc., enough for me to regain my abilities, and now feel nearly human again.

I can feel that my senses are still off. But it is more of a manageable feeling than the insanity that I have been living with. I am still having problems chatting. But I know I will keep getting better as I recover more.

So, I lost my abilities for 3 years. I don't know how I got through it, but here I am. Still here somehow.

I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope to join in more when I can. :)


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23 Apr 2022, 3:20 pm

Congrats, RR!
I hope this feeling lasts for you!

Autistic Burnout is very debilitating.
I wish there was more public, medical, insurance, and even self-awareness about its effects.



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23 Apr 2022, 5:41 pm

Great news.


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24 Apr 2022, 2:26 am

Well done! I hope for your further recovery!



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24 Apr 2022, 6:53 am

Congratulations


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24 Apr 2022, 7:59 pm

Thanks everyone.

Yes, I wish that there were more awareness. My current counselor has no training with autism, but does have an aspie brother.

When I was at my worse, my previous counselor, nor my doctors recognized the state that I was in. Even when informed that I was autistic. My first counselor asked me if I understood what counseling was about. They saw how bad off I was mentally, but had no clue at all why. I can't say that I blame them. But with proper training, maybe my condition could have been spotted sooner. At least I now know how to recognize when things aren't going so well, and why. I also found Qigong in late 2019. They call it "moving meditation". It was the calm inside the storm while I went through this whole ordeal.

I hope it doesn't take much longer to recover. Most people will never experience what it is like to have your senses out of whack. I wish that I had never experienced it myself. But, it is what it is. My logical, autistic side, will get me through the rest of this now. :)


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