Regressing Back

Recently I have noticed that on days when I am not feeling well my Autism characteristics get worse than on an average day.  For the last two weeks I have battled Asthmatic Bronchitis.  It is during this time where my tolerance for sensory and patience for people were significantly lowered.

One day last week I was sitting in a doctor’s office with mom when I had an attack in the waiting room.  A woman was sitting in the chair across the way but she kept staring at me. Normally I would have just gotten up and walked away but being on medication that was making me bloated I became self-conscious and took everything the wrong way.  All of a sudden when I looked up and she made I contact with me I lost it.  I screamed ” Stop staring at me! I don’t know you and there’s nothing to see here so turn around and go back to your crocheting”   I think I might have scared the woman though as she kept her head down the rest of the time I was waiting in the office. I must admit that I was a bit taken back by my reaction as I have not screamed at a stranger in public in years

Now that I am feeling like my old self again I can slowly see my personality coming back.  I feel once again I have control over my sensory issues so I am not snapping at random people who are bothering me.

Thank you for reading!

Autistic Female


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Randy Calvin
    Feb 06, 2010 @ 10:47:58

    I have the same feelings about people who I believe stare at me. Where I attened high school, I developed assumptions that classmates were constantly eye-balling me. Due to these superstitions, I would turn to see who was looking at me. They will catch me staring at them which evidently drew the impression of me being extremely odd.


  2. Frances
    Feb 07, 2010 @ 21:08:34

    Hi, do you get overwhelmed when theres too many people around you? I remember walking the halls at my highschool and would see a boy who seemed upset but when he was in class he seemed a bit calmer? and what are some ways that you help yourself calm down and you do get upset? Thank you


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