My 13 year old autistic sister is complaining of a dream state.

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shiny.light
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My 13 year old autistic sister is complaining of a dream state.

Postby shiny.light » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:46 am

Hello.
My younger sister is complaining that she is feeling random stages of being in a dream. I'm not sure whether this is directly related to ASD or not, but this is what she said (and I quote):
It seems to appear when I think about it for some reason I don't know why.
Also when I stare at something for a certain amount of time it comes back.
I don't remember it going away when it does, when I think about it it comes back.
It gets really bad when I'm cookery at school for some reason.
There seem to be different levels of it.
In cookery I get the worst one; my eyes water and sound goes muffled.
It kinda feels like I'm not there- I'm aware that I am but every movement feels strange.
I remember some conversations but when I try to recall them in non dream mode I can't and the dream mode comes back.
It kinda stops me from being as scared; even when I try to be scared the dream mode won't let me.
I do feel pain on this mode but deliberate pain doesn't really hurt as much as it normally would; I dig my nails in to check I'm not dreaming.
Sometimes I get headache and the normal noises echo in my head it feels like I can't talk but I do it subconsciously and afterwards I forget how to talk yet I can still do it.
When I speak my voice sounds different to myself.
Sometimes my eyes go googley and I feel it but I can't see for a few seconds.
When I try to force my eyes to see I see duplicate things for a split second.
I act subconsciously and sometimes I don't know why I did.

Our mother refuses to acknowledge this issue, and our father doesn't believe that she has ASD (despite her diagnosis). Is there anything at all I can do to help her?

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Re: My 13 year old autistic sister is complaining of a dream state.

Postby Winnie » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:00 pm

It certainly sounds like it would be worth mentioning to her physician -- wonder if it is related to some kind of seizure activity.
Winnie
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shiny.light
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Re: My 13 year old autistic sister is complaining of a dream state.

Postby shiny.light » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:48 am

She doesn't see a physician, that's an issue. And I can't get her to talk about it to anyone else.

raun cesar
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Re: My 13 year old autistic sister is complaining of a dream state.

Postby raun cesar » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:45 am

It looks suspicious to me....as you understand your mother better than us just try to convince her

shiny.light
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Re: My 13 year old autistic sister is complaining of a dream state.

Postby shiny.light » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:34 am

I will do my best, thank you.


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