I don't drink but fun feels like I'm drunk - aspie thing?

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10 Jan 2019, 4:55 am

Ok first of all I know what being drunk is like for me and I hate it. This isn't what I'm on about. I'm on about the way the media portrays it as this great fun, slightly foolish but not completely dangerous, thing which you regret in the morning.

Last night, I was in the comfort of my parents' home. We were playing the music quiz and dancing to music. I didn't drink anything. I felt incredibly hyper and chatty and different. I couldn't sleep. I said stuff online I can't remember but do regret.

This morning, I woke up with a sore throat and a headache and feeling tired.

Seriously, I didn't drink. I don't drink. But this is what happens to me when I do something fun which is out of routine.

Is it an aspie thing or is it a me thing or can something else explain it, like this is what happens to sober people who have fun?



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10 Jan 2019, 5:44 am

I never had those "sick" symptoms, but I have felt similarly hyper/manic if socializing in ways I enjoy. Sometimes this was from being out with friends (though I always tired/burned out fast), or even from a nice, long phone conversation. Normally I speak little, but during these situations I can't shut up.


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10 Jan 2019, 5:17 pm

I definitely feel happy when doing the things I like or being around my cats.



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12 Jan 2019, 1:47 pm

Sometimes having a lot of fun can feel like that for me too, TUF.


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12 Jan 2019, 2:00 pm

That's interesting, that means I'm not alone with it. I like it except the after effects.

It's stuff like dancing and sugary food and drinks (I know that makes me sound like a kid...) and if I socialise or go out a lot. I also get a similar feeling at football, which probably gets me the most 'drunk' and I lose my social filter a lot at football.

I like spending time with my cat, doing my routine and reading books. But it feels different to me. Like more meditative happiness, a calmer sort of pleasure.

No wonder the puritans banned most forms of fun...



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12 Jan 2019, 4:56 pm

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Sometimes having a lot of fun can feel like that for me too, TUF.


same here.


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12 Jan 2019, 7:14 pm

TUF wrote:
Ok first of all I know what being drunk is like for me and I hate it. This isn't what I'm on about. I'm on about the way the media portrays it as this great fun, slightly foolish but not completely dangerous, thing which you regret in the morning.

Last night, I was in the comfort of my parents' home. We were playing the music quiz and dancing to music. I didn't drink anything. I felt incredibly hyper and chatty and different. I couldn't sleep. I said stuff online I can't remember but do regret.

This morning, I woke up with a sore throat and a headache and feeling tired.

Seriously, I didn't drink. I don't drink. But this is what happens to me when I do something fun which is out of routine.

Is it an aspie thing or is it a me thing or can something else explain it, like this is what happens to sober people who have fun?
Sometimes I get that way too. It usually happens to me when I am tired. And I don't drink either. I never have. I don't know if it's an aspie thing, it might just be a tired thing.


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12 Jan 2019, 7:32 pm

Yes. :lol:


I wonder if this is a part of sensory/sensational-like encumbrance to processing namely emotions, therefore functioning, reactions and behaviors...
Or a part of this is just emotional dysregulation in general no matter which emotions are involved, therefore the intensity and then consequently functioning, and so then behaviors. And consequent functioning issues causing more stimuli intake, etc.
Whatever I wrote, I barely make sense of it. Just something to do with sensing, senses, emotions, limits/intake/intensity/filthers, functioning and cognition in whatever term...



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12 Jan 2019, 11:15 pm

skibum wrote:
TUF wrote:
Ok first of all I know what being drunk is like for me and I hate it. This isn't what I'm on about. I'm on about the way the media portrays it as this great fun, slightly foolish but not completely dangerous, thing which you regret in the morning.

Last night, I was in the comfort of my parents' home. We were playing the music quiz and dancing to music. I didn't drink anything. I felt incredibly hyper and chatty and different. I couldn't sleep. I said stuff online I can't remember but do regret.

This morning, I woke up with a sore throat and a headache and feeling tired.

Seriously, I didn't drink. I don't drink. But this is what happens to me when I do something fun which is out of routine.

Is it an aspie thing or is it a me thing or can something else explain it, like this is what happens to sober people who have fun?
Sometimes I get that way too. It usually happens to me when I am tired. And I don't drink either. I never have. I don't know if it's an aspie thing, it might just be a tired thing.
My girlfreriend's also on the spectrum & also gets that way when she's tired. I become out of it when I'm tired thou. I go into kind of a robot or zombie mode.


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13 Jan 2019, 6:44 am

Sounds like my one pal xD He definitely jokes about such things but I often wonder if drinks are really involved :P



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14 Jan 2019, 1:52 pm

Maybe it's a tired aspie thing.


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14 Jan 2019, 4:48 pm

When I've been socialising, it sort of wakes me up, and I find it extremely difficult to go to sleep after socialising. I thought it would be the opposite for an Aspie or introvert; I thought socialising would wear me out, but instead it makes me hyperactive and awake, and when I get home I'm bouncing off the walls.

I don't drink alcohol at all.


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14 Jan 2019, 5:19 pm

Joe90 wrote:
When I've been socialising, it sort of wakes me up, and I find it extremely difficult to go to sleep after socialising. I thought it would be the opposite for an Aspie or introvert; I thought socialising would wear me out, but instead it makes me hyperactive and awake, and when I get home I'm bouncing off the walls.

I don't drink alcohol at all.


Why do you find it hard to sleep after socialising? Is it nerves, anxiety? If so, try seeing a therapist.



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14 Jan 2019, 5:25 pm

I'm not sure if it's an Aspie thing, but I definitely have hyper fits where it feels like I am drunk and I lose my inhibitions. I haven't drunk for nearly 30 years (recovering alcoholic/addict) so I do know what it's like to be out of it. If I dance or get my natural endorphins going they kind of take off and I go into a euphoric state and talk like mad and make stupid jokes that I regret later. I have no idea if it is linked to my neurology but it would make an interesting study.


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