Meltdown Horrors

Meltdown Horrors

A Story by Autistic Alice
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I wanted to post some of the entries of mine. This one is a description of how my meltdowns are like. I hope it helps people understand one of the many things of dealing with autism.

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Whenever I have a meltdown, it's almost like I go into this heavy trance. I feel as if my whole body and mind shut down. I can never get out of these meltdowns even if I became aware that it was a meltdown.

I just feel as if...I lose control and everything shuts down. I don't know what to do but meltdown more and more because those numb overwhelming feelings frighten me so much that I panic even more. Once the meltdown are over, I become tired and really exhausted...like my body is drained from the panic mode I went through.

It makes me feel so light-headed and dizzy that sometimes I want to pass out. I feel more like I'm putting myself in danger of making myself sick or hurt than I am anyone around me. 

I hate putting myself at risk like that and yet I feel like when something goes unpredicted that I don't expect or there's a lot going around me that I can't handle...I just panic.

I don't really know what else to do. It's so much worse when I can't gain enough control of those meltdowns in order to keep them from putting my body in any danger. There is so much worse overwhelming feelings after the meltdowns that are likely to just cause more triggers than what I need.

© 2012 Autistic Alice


Author's Note

Autistic Alice
Don't mind the typos. My iPad doesn't correct things very well and other times it doesn't correct at all. >_<

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I imagine it might feel as if you are a marionette and that when the strings get pulled, you just have to ride out the motions and hope the strings calm down. While I can't imagine what it's like. I applaud you for sharing. For every autistic voice that speaks from experience, it's another stepping stone for making others aware of the daily battles that those with autism wage. It's good that you have a supportive group of individuals around you. That is always a blessing.

May the Arizona sun always shine brightly upon your journey.

Aaron

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.



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I imagine it might feel as if you are a marionette and that when the strings get pulled, you just have to ride out the motions and hope the strings calm down. While I can't imagine what it's like. I applaud you for sharing. For every autistic voice that speaks from experience, it's another stepping stone for making others aware of the daily battles that those with autism wage. It's good that you have a supportive group of individuals around you. That is always a blessing.

May the Arizona sun always shine brightly upon your journey.

Aaron

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Autistic Alice
Autistic Alice

Gold Canyon, AZ



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My name is Alice. I am 23 years old and I am diagnosed with multiple disabilities. I am emotionally-sensitive and socially-awkward. I have worse problems in real life than I do online. I am a writt.. more..

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