Prepare to enter the wild and wooly world of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome, a form of autism characterized by intellignce, quirks, social difficulties and downright strange and oddish behaviours.

People with Aspergers generally are high functioning in everyday life but have great difficulty connecting with others due to the inability to read faces, body language and subtle verbal clues. They also tend to take words literally and have a hard time multi-tasking.

Oversensitivity to touch (clothing has to be soft and often the tags removed), light (do not leave home without the sunglasses), sound (loud noises and noisey places are avoided), taste (many Aspies have quite a limited diet and are frequently very picky eaters) and smells makes the everyday existence more of a challenge.

Fasten your seatbelts and come on in...
To find out more about what Aspergers is..please check out my earliest blog entries

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Melatonin Works Hurts Harmful

I really need to realize that every single supplement can have positive or negative effects. I'd been hearing the testimonials of people who swear by melatonin and how harmless it was to take.....then I took one.
I took a 1.25 mg tablet. Yes, it definitely made it easier to fall asleep, but it gave me the strangest, scariest eye pain Ever. Throw in a little psychotic thinking and some idiopathic aggression. That is scary, scary shit!
I took 1mg the next night, thinking my body needed to get used to this new hormone. Nope, all the negative symptoms were twice as bad. I ended up taking anxiety medicine and talking myself down, don't ask, for most of the night.
I shall never take melatonin again. In part, it is a shame, because...within my body I felt such a peaceful calmness that I had never experienced before. Truly.
I don't know if it is a positive trait to be able to see both the bad and the good. I had to make a decision. It's in my best interest to never take it again...it brought me too close to the edge.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That is crazy! I haven't heard of melatonin doing something like that before. Is it possible that it was the specific brand? I hope you find something else that can help you sleep without literally driving you insane in the process!

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