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ForestRose
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09 Nov 2012, 9:36 am

As a teen aspie, how often do you get them? To what intensity, and do you struggle to cope with them? How do you cope?

I've had trouble with mood swings -- going from irritable to really down on myself and hating myself to (rarely) silly happiness, to feeling restless and frustrated and as if I always need to be doing something. At times I just seem to be completely exhausted emotionally but I also have times when I'm "charged." The same happens with negativity/optimism -- my thoughts can change so much according to my mood that I find myself wondering if I'm even the same person or in the same universe. I also get really anxious about certain things, mainly social situations: I'm afraid to really reveal myself to people and so I try to internalize all of this and it gets to a point where I just can't function and literally shut down/zone out.

Is it common to have a lot more trouble with mood swings than NTs? =/



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09 Nov 2012, 1:08 pm

Yes, actually. I've learned to not let it all out, but sometimes I snap at people when I'm irritable. Anger is no longer an issue for me, because I can keep it away long enough to expel that energy properly.

But yeah, I can go from having a great day to being pissed at everyone. :P


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09 Nov 2012, 4:47 pm

I used to have frequent, intense mood swings, and still have them to this day. Listening to music has always been my way of coping with them, so nothing fancy.


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09 Nov 2012, 5:59 pm

I have mood swings, too. Most of the time my mood changes from anger to anxiety, sometimes sadness (but never a sadness as severe as depression) and I don't want to talk with anyone, while other times I feel very very happy without a reason, I start laughing and laughing and I cannot stop laughing and/or talking. Anger and uncontrollable happiness bring me problems especially when I'm in school.


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10 Nov 2012, 12:25 pm

My college acquaintance with AS has learned to manage his swings.It's so easy for this guy now.

My technical age-peers have learned to manage themselves far better than myself (remember we're 16, basically grown), but I just take a deep breath and envision a bright future, as honestly life is only as peachy as you feel about it.


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12 Nov 2012, 12:37 am

I get major mood swings! Few people think I'm an Aspie, but many of them tell me I act bipolar. I know this isn't actually a condition I have, but it does seem that way.



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27 Nov 2012, 12:40 pm

Thanks, everyone. :) I'm glad to know that I'm not alone (though it sucks that you all have to deal with them too :P)! I suppose that you've just got to find your own ways of controlling them...I guess I'm hoping that comes with time and experience.

/super late reply