1. Mad respect, i just practiced putting some weight through my knees i to the back of my arms and it hurt like hell.

  2. I had the same problem! The key is to place your knees in the armpits - at the beginning, you may try and stand on a block, so they come into the right place more naturally - and just balance back and forth a bit before you raise your legs. +no idea how it works, but as long as I stared at my hands, I couldn't lift my legs. focusing sight on the edge of the mat definitely helped.

  3. You can make it easier (probably) by widening the space between your hands. It makes it easier on your shoulders and where you have your center of mass (ie balance)

  4. You have to do this to taper it. It’s a brutal taper. I removed one additional bead from the capsules each night. It took months to get off of it, and I still felt like I was dying for weeks after I got off.

  5. Same, but I removed one bead every couple of days. I was tapering it for two months, had withdrawal syndrome for another month. Removing beads was the least painful available method.

  6. Yoga helps a lot, especially yoga class with other people - it requires focusing on the movement

  7. Trazodone can cause anxiety and panic attacks by itself, so it is not the best option for your condition. Also it has pretty short half life period, so it is obvious that it'll case some withdrawal effects like these.

  8. Thank you. The thing is, I had no idea on how to taper off properly and got no advice on that from my doctor. I'm trying to make use of what I learned in CBT therapy and recognize that bad thoughts are just thoughts, but physical symptoms of anxiety are no fun.

  9. Wow, thank you so much, especially for comics recommendations! I was slightly apprehensive to start Control, but I watched Archive 81 recently and heard these two being compared to each other, so I have to finally give it a go.

  10. I just started it a couple of days ago! That's even better that it is more fantastical, and good to know I went in the right direction.

  11. I've noticed that psychoanalists and psychodynamic therapists are very dismissive about the possibility of ASD if you have had any trauma in your life they can blame all your troubles on and tell you that you need to work in therapy more to get rid of them. Even if psychiatrists and therapists working in different types of therapy agree that you have numerous autistic traits. Considering how hard it can be to get out of psychoanalysis/psychodynamic therapy (as any mention of resignation is interpreted as your aggression towards the therapist), and how much it is based on suggestions, not facts, I really recommend changing the therapist asap and try some other type (CBT/DBT is proven to be much more effective for autistic people)

  12. thank you for mentioning getting out of psychodynamic therapy… it took me over half a year of weekly meetings always worsening my mood to quit bc every time i talked abt possible closure my therapist would always view it as anger. mind you i was in this therapy for around three years in total.

  13. Exactly! I'm sorry this happened to you too. honestly, I consider this pattern of keeping the patient in therapy as long as possible quite immoral and viewing any behaviour/emotion as anger can really mess you up. I was in this type of therapy for 4 years, out of which the last two were mostly me trying to communicate that this makes me feel worse and my therapist completely dissmissing it and trying to convince me that I either am aggressive towards her or have sexual thoughts about her. This was too much and I literally had to bail out by not coming there, because when I said for the last time I wasn't doing this anymore, the therapist said she would book another session for me anyway because I needed to process my anger. I remember this situation as traumatic - at that point, I already experienced selective mutism every time we met and I went to my last appointment high on meds I was taking at that time because I was so scared. This is the exact opposite of what therapy should do to you.

  14. One of the groups that bullied me were my neighbors' kids. We were often coming back from school together and they would beat me up for being a nerd. The other group were only girls and their method was to pretend to be my friends, then make fun of things I say and do. They would also insult me for being poor and acting like a weirdo. Thanks to them, at some point nobody in my class wanted to speak to me. Usually the teacher forced them to say sorry and be nice to me, which worked for a while, then the entire situation repeated.

  15. as a student, I used to work in a museum - customer service stuff like checking tickets and basic guidance within the gallery space. partially security, in case somebody touched or otherwise messed with the artworks. it was very much autism friendly, as it was quiet, didn't require as much socialization as eg. retail work (one worker per room, rare interactions with visitors). on some days, when the museum was pretty much empty or we didn't have too many visitors, we could just stay there, walk around or sit down and read books. would recommend this kind of work if it's your first one - or if you prefer to have more contact with other people, box office at a cinema is a nice option as well (i did that for some time too)

  16. for me, alcohol works like a painkiller in social situations, but for a very brief time and it usually backfires quite badly. it makes me ignore sensory overload caused by contact with other people, which means I can be sociable to some degree, until the effects of alcohol wear off and I come straight into shutdown, as if all stimuli from the last couple of hours hit my neurons at the same time. so answering your question - yes, alcohol allows me to forget about my autism, then makes me painfully aware of it.

  17. You might be right about norepinephrine influencing the smell. I had it the same when I was withdrawing from venlafaxine, which is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor - I was sweating a lot from things like turning the lights on and the smell was very much different than the usual. kinda sweet, as you mentioned. I also read a couple of WD reports where the phrase "norepinephrine smell" appeared, so it could be a thing.

  18. Steve Hackett, Marillion (both Fish and Steve Hogarth eras, my personal fav is Sounds That Can't Be Made)

  19. I'm the opposite, everyone tells me they can't hear me,but if I speak at what people seem to think is the right volume I feel like I'm shouting.

  20. Anything by ARCA, some iglooghost stuff, perhaps COBRAH, Eartheater, Sevdaliza. You might also enjoy Shygirl.

  21. this, especially Coucou Chloe and Shygirl. +check out Food House (Gupi & Fraxiom - their solo work is also good)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News Reporter