is handflapping something that can happen with adhd?? sometime i just feel like a swell of emotion and i just have to flap my hands and after that idk like my heart rate goes up or i get a bit out of breath but like it's good? i flap when i'm very happy/excited usually but i do it when i'm disgusted of something of the like,, so idk i just wanted to know if this happens with other ADHDers and if it's common whoop
Yes, it definitely is! I am also a flapper (in the not-1920′s sense)!
I flap up and down when I’m happy-excited and side to side when I’m upset. I think. I can never remember which way around I do it. Anyway, one goes one direction and the other goes the other direction.
ALSO! Elephants flap their ears for the same reasons and when I learned that at the zoo I told my now-husband (it was an early date) and commented that I do it too, and he said he thought it was cute. So flapping is awesomesauce!