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23 Nov 2012, 6:50 pm

I used to stim little, pretty much only fidgeting with the fingers of my right hand, "writing" letters and words with them. But lately I sometimes find myself rocking back and forth or left and right, just like a good movie autist. :wink: I never really did that before, but since a few months I just sometimes feel the urge to do it, and it feels kind of good. I don't do it when I'm overwhelmed in public, more like when I'm alone and tired or bored.

Did your stimming increase/change? Or does it stay pretty much the same?



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23 Nov 2012, 6:54 pm

Have you been more stressed as of late? I increase my stims when I'm overworked or stressed.



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23 Nov 2012, 7:00 pm

AlmaBrown wrote:
Have you been more stressed as of late? I increase my stims when I'm overworked or stressed.


Somewhat, I guess. I have a lot more work to do for university and my ADHD got worse, and I have trouble sleeping. I don't feel stressed all the time, but yeah a little more tense, maybe.



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23 Nov 2012, 9:46 pm

That's probably why. I never stop stimming completely, but it gets worse at times and better at other times (not just increasingly worse). Once the tension decreases, your stimming probably will again too.


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23 Nov 2012, 10:18 pm

I used to do the rocking thing but have not for years.
I would keep it hidden.
I tried it again but it does not seem so satisfying now.



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