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NobodyNothingJr
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29 Nov 2023, 9:41 am

I’m curious if any others with moderate to severe meltdowns and shutdowns experience extreme tiredness afterwards. I’ve had meltdowns and shutdowns my whole life but recently after turning 36 I’ve noticed I’m way more tired even after mini meltdowns. I usually have meltdowns more than once a week.



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29 Nov 2023, 9:43 am

It is normal for fatigue to set in after meltdowns or shutdowns, I think. At least from my experience.



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29 Nov 2023, 12:13 pm

I never felt fatigued in this way until recently. I would need to lay down in a quiet room to decompress afterwards but never felt extremely tired afterwards similarly to how I feel at bedtime.



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29 Nov 2023, 1:23 pm

Sounds like you are entering a burnout


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29 Nov 2023, 5:01 pm

I've only had a few major meltdowns in my life, but after those I slept a whole lot, and was sort of numb and dazed for a few days, with overlying anxiety. Of course anxiety is always present for me anyways.... yes that is exhaustion just from the struggle to process something that we just can't handle, whether sensory processing or emotional processing. It makes sense to me that we would be exhausted after such struggles and that recovery will take time.


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02 Dec 2023, 2:46 am

Can only speak for myself, but with age my burnout and shutdowns have increased.

I (and the people that diagnosed me) put this down to masking/camouflaging - for people like me there is only so much you can do before it catches up you. So since diagnosis I’ve been working on this.

This paper may be helpful?
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10. ... .2019.0079

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05 Dec 2023, 1:11 am

I find that I feel very tired after a meltdown.


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05 Dec 2023, 1:15 am

Depends on severity of meltdown. I can't recall anything directly after a meltdown.... I mostly experience exhaustion in relation to burnout.


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