Do you look tired or do ppl say you look stoned? :()

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johanstruijk82
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03 Feb 2010, 2:29 pm

I'm wondering if my fellow aspies also have ramparts below their eyes, do you look tired? Also I have sometimes that people think I'm tripping or am stoned, anyone has that said to them?



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03 Feb 2010, 2:56 pm

Yes, a few times. I tend to lose a significant portion of my capabilities and appear stoned when I am tired.


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03 Feb 2010, 3:16 pm

I seem to be tired, most of the time. Daily life is very tiring for me.


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03 Feb 2010, 3:24 pm

Yep. I've been told that pretty regularly since secondary school - sometimes both observations are true, mind!

Seems insomnia and tiredness - both mental and physical - is a fairly common phenomenon amongst aspies. I think most of us find interaction more overwhelming than NTs do to some extent.


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03 Feb 2010, 4:18 pm

yep, I too have experienced this. every time I came into work when i used to work, co-workers always thought I was stoned, or sick. Doesnt help that my skin is always pale either, and that i am immune to tanning.


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03 Feb 2010, 4:27 pm

People always say that to me, and there are some people who think that I'm a drug addict because of my tired look. (I don't even use aspirin)


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03 Feb 2010, 4:39 pm

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03 Feb 2010, 4:46 pm

Yes, and the first time I heard it, I didn't even know what "being stoned" meant. It's usually because I'm tired or it's my normal face, but never because I'm actually high.

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People always say that to me, and there are some people who think that I'm a drug addict8O because of my tired look. (I don't even use aspirin:?)

Ditto, word for word.



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03 Feb 2010, 4:51 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
I seem to be tired, most of the time. Daily life is very tiring for me.


EXACTLY! Just dealing with everyday sensory input tires me out. On a good day I look tired on a bad day I look like death warmed over.



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03 Feb 2010, 5:03 pm

isnessofwhatis wrote:
CockneyRebel wrote:
I seem to be tired, most of the time. Daily life is very tiring for me.


EXACTLY! Just dealing with everyday sensory input tires me out. On a good day I look tired on a bad day I look like death warmed over.


Count me in too, it feels like that with me too.... But only when i'm tired and exhausted after a very long socializing day... it just drains me out.
The only alternative is i'm eating much more than I used to... Its actually helped me abit :D

Also try eating more energetic foods and drinks, maybe that might help too... :wink:


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03 Feb 2010, 5:16 pm

Yes!
Sometimes when I am having a weird conversation, people say I just talk like I am stoned.



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03 Feb 2010, 5:34 pm

I look tired (and I am) most of the time when I go in the outside world (even when I've vitaminized myself! And at nearly 100% of the Dietary Reference Intake...). This year I'm more tired than last year because I must use a crowded tramway to go to university ; thanks to this 25 minutes unpleasant ride I'm already tired even before the beginning of my lessons.
I am rarely "fine", except when I don't have to go to work, or when I have (miracoulously) slept well. All of that being the conjunction of a maybe-soon-diagnozed AS and a not very strong physical health.



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03 Feb 2010, 5:36 pm

I forgot how much the sound of one's voice counts. I talk slower than most people naturally, so combining my voice with my face gives people the wrong impression of me.


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03 Feb 2010, 6:43 pm

Sometimes, but of course, some times I am indeed a bit stoned :P



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03 Feb 2010, 9:41 pm

I have dark circles under my eyes, and this has been the case every day pretty much my entire life. When I was a baby, random people would remark to my parents that I looked tired. These days I am pretty much tired all the time. I don't recall this being the case when I was a child, but I had the dark circles every day even then. There have been numerous times when strangers on the street have remarked on how tired I looked.
I recall a time in high school when I was walking home, and some random woman who apparently worked in a store on that block stopped me to tell me she had seen me walking past plenty of other times, that she had been watching me (!) and she could tell I was on drugs. She kept going on about how she wasn't condemning me, but I needed to get some help. At that time, I'd never even tried alcohol except for one time when I was seven, and I had a sip of vodka thinking it was water. I've never tried any recreational or "street" drugs to this day. I told her I wasn't doing drugs, and she basically called me a liar. I rushed home in tears, and told my Mom the whole thing. She knew me well enough to know there was no truth to that. My parents pretty much knew where I was at all times, and I had no after-school job or social life, so I didn't go many places. I described the woman to her, and told her where she worked. My Mom went to speak to the woman. This woman told her that I appeared to be on drugs because she'd see me walking past every day with my head down, seeming to take no notice of my surroundings. She told my mother that a car had almost hit me one day, and I had barely noticed. I think there were probably other times when people hinted at similar suspicions, but that's the one that sticks out in my mind.


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03 Feb 2010, 10:16 pm

I've heard that alot of aspies look squinty-eyed most of the time. I know I do. It feels normal to me. I also like darker environments and cool colors.


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