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Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Joined: 9 Dec 2023
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Posts: 32
Location: Arizona

10 Dec 2023, 3:20 am

Have you ever developed stims that correlate with something that happened in your life?

Recently, I had my ear drained out after it was clogged for months. I started developing stims such as shaking my hands near my ears to hear my fingers knock against each other, cracking my knuckles next to my ears, and now I cover my ears whenever a thought or emotion is intense, whether it be good or bad.


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Joined: 15 Aug 2010
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 556
Location: London

10 Dec 2023, 4:29 am

Absolutely, and like my struggle with OCD it always mutates. Like a creative work of art driven to survive in an overwhelming world.


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Joined: 25 Nov 2022
Age: 30
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 1,263
Location: USA

10 Dec 2023, 6:50 am

I have started doing a little backwards leg kick when irritated. Started at my workplace.

I noticed one of my coworkers, who has indicated that she is or may be neurodivergent, does the same thing.

ASD, most likely have dyscalculia & BPD as well. Also dx'd ADHD-C, but don't think it's accurate.
RAADs: 104 | ASQ: 30 | Aspie Quiz: 116/200 (84% probability of being atypical)

Also diagnosed with: seasonal depression, anxiety, OCD


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Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Posts: 113,554
Location: Stalag 13

10 Dec 2023, 7:09 am

I rock back and forth from time to time.

Who wants to adopt a Sweet Pea?