anonymous asked:

I also get sick and tired feeling after a shower and I have to lay down for a while after I get out. I don't know if it's because of my autism or maybe it's subconscious sensory problems or something else

This depends a bit on the kind of “sick”. If it’s the lethargic, “I think I might have a cold” kind of sick, it’s probably the sudden drop in temperature and you should try to keep yourself warm as you dry off, and then get under some blankets until it wears off. If it’s dizzy-sick, this could be a problem of your inner ear being drawn out by the heat, the humidity, or the water; talk to your doctor in case it’s treatable, but it might just be how things are, and being horizontal or at least well-supported for a while is a good idea. If it’s “I just ate bad food” sort of nausea, though, hot water shouldn’t be doing that. If you’re eating or drinking something in or just before your shower, stop that for a little and see if it helps. Otherwise, you *need* talk to your doctor in as much detail as you can. That sort of problem with heat or moisture means you’re at some risk of suddenly passing out, and you need professional help. They might not be able to fix it entirely, but they can often make it better and stop you hitting your head on the bathroom floor.

As far as whether it’s autism: There’s not enough information to say, really. Autism can affect the “unconscious” senses and how we process them as well as the more well-known ones, certainly. But so can a whole range of other things, and some of them will deteriorate without treatment.

- Mara

If I’m in the shower you REALLY CANT COME IN MOTHER. I DONT CARE IF YOU JUST NEED TO GRAB SOMETHING I SAID NO, I WARNED YOU I WAS GOING FOR A SHOWER 15 MINUTES AGO, AND YES IM STILL IN HERE. NO I DONT CARE ABOUT THE HOT WATER LET ME GET MY DAILY PRIVACY.

Showers

I was watching 5e4 and something struck me about Emily and Sydney’s conversation in the locker room.

Emily says: “Ever since my friend Ali came back all my mom does is ask me questions. And when she’s not asking me questions, she’s staring at me, waiting for me to talk. So I’ve started taking extra long showers just to get away from her. When the hot water runs out, I’m screwed.

This isn’t so much a theory, but it definitely confirms that Sarah has A LOT that she’s not telling us. If something comes up that she doesn’t want to talk about she just jumps in the shower.

Pretty soon that hot water is going to run out and she’s going to have to spill everything!

“#Perseid” - Some amazing #showers out there. Wasn’t going to take any photos, but decided to give it a shot after everybody else went to bed. This is the best (i.e. the only) one I got.

Coolest moment of the evening - Something I have never seen before. It looked like a #meteor was coming straight at us because I could see the silhouette of debris in the light (fire?) behind it. #Leith #Ontario #potd #photo #night #sky #stars #perseids #beauty #GoodNoise