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kakestailored
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10 months ago

Emotional overload

Anybody feels like they sometimes get this mental overload that makes it extremely difficult to control emotions?

Emotional overload
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aliona :3
7mo

Yo

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Hii

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francisbacon
9mo

yes - I tend to keep my problems for me and rarely share when smt bothers me or hurts me so when I have an emotional moment it overcomes me and then I lose control

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addigator
9mo

Yeah then I start doing things out of character

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AAandADHD
9mo

This happens to me a few times a week. I notice it’s worse in the morning hours.

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superfocus
9mo

Yea I can feel the spiral starting sometimes. I start to disengage from things before I go too far.

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NurseSueRN
9mo

I’m more interested in reading

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AnnHelen
9mo

I was just thinking about it. I just got told again that my so can’t stay another night, and I feel devastated and every inch of my body physically hurts, even though I knew he was supposed to go home today, I had somehow made up this thing where he surprises me by staying one more night after all, and get totally crushed when my fake reality don’t happen 😳 it bothers me that I SEE what’s going on with me, but I can’t change the emotions 😔

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Susanna47
9mo

Definitely, even more so approaching’time of month’

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sooziesquirrel
9mo

I’m Autie-ADHD and kids wailing in the supermarkets can make me want to do the same if I’m already on edge. I’m attempting to throw more things into the TOO HARD basket - when I’m dehoarding my craft stuff and my hubby asks me about a stress-purchase… too hard for right now, ask me later!

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JasonC
9mo

Yep most days I get that way

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smackingadhd
9mo

Yes and combined with struggling with words it just makes everything worse.

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iceray
9mo

Yup, I’m constantly in hot water with my wife because of it..

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AnnHelen
9mo

Yup 🥹

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arieladhd
9mo

Yep. I feel like a computer with too many browsers open. Just can’t handle it.

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esekyu
9mo

Totally 😭

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goffyasshoe
9mo

Yep once a month I have a existential crisis

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figjam
9mo

Yes, since my diagnosis late in life…mask flung off and it’s like back to adolescences! My poor kids 🙈

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AllBrowsersOpen
9mo

Same. I don’t have kids, but my dog literally ran in his cage to get away from me one when I was having one of these moments. 🥹

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ParabolicHeater
9mo

So true for me, too

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crystabelle
9mo

I recently found this really interesting article on emotional disregulation as a common part of ADHD https://www.additudemag.com/rejection-sensitive-dysphoria-adhd-emotional-dysregulation/

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AllBrowsersOpen
9mo

I found this article a while back and it was so mind blowing when I read it!

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ParabolicHeater
9mo

Yes!

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neuroart007
9mo

Absolutely, i feel like I'm constantly juggling 10 balls 🏀 in a circus. 🎪

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becii
9mo

yes i want to cry every second but try to push them back, crying without any reason

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what wasthat?
9mo

Yes it does

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Yryan
9mo

Oh big YES! to this one.. Keep in mind that there is a lot of overlap between neurodivergent "issues" such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.. (and having ADHD doesn't exactly make you immune, lol)

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adhdartist2023
9mo

You bet. If I’m tired or hangry or have to work with extreme stress or conflict for an extended period of time, my brain is done. My daughter insists on talking everything out all the time, and she has followed me into the bathroom and closet in order to do so. I finally said to her, “Do you want nice mom or orc mom?” So far she’s only pushed me into orc mom twice in the past 6 months, and it wasn’t pretty. The emotional overload makes it very difficult to access my brain too - like formulating the sentences I want to say or giving someone my reasons for choosing/thinking/behaving a certain thing/thought/way. That’s just as frustrating for me as the emotional stuff. Great post. 🙏🏻

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ParabolicHeater
9mo

Yes! At times trying to figure out what detail triggered said event.

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lilmushroomgal
9mo

All the time 😭

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Licorne
9mo

Yup!!! This is why it’s very important to manage space in your schedule for « bubble-time ». Moments where you can shut down all stimulation so you can cool down! Some days, you’ll only need few breaks and other days, you’ll need many. This method really works for me and my extremely ADHD son.

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pripriadhd
9mo

How does bubble time look like? Can you give an example?

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pewpew
9mo

✋ Yep. My personal highway to paralysis.

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jacksan_rn
9mo

Right there with you

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adhdcrow
9mo

oh yes same, suddenly feeling multiple strong emotions at once = complete shutdown

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