I am having a hard time with allergies again since it is April (my post from last year is copied below with a picture comparison). Now it is affecting my sleeping and concentration. Thankfully, the behaviors from last year are under control. Now all I have to do is get more sleep. Tell people to give allergy medicines to deal with new issues (behavior, concentration, sleeping) that could be allergies.
It may sound like I have a behavior problem when I tell you about my last few days, but I am really affected by seasonal feelings from allergies. They make me have a hard time controlling myself and stopping my impulses. I hit my mom and almost hit one of my dear therapists because I lost control of myself. I didn’t hurt her at all, I more so scared her because I haven’t touched anyone in over a year. I didn’t even know what I was doing until it was over and it scared me because I love them and didn’t want to hurt them. I think if people understood how the environment can affect people with autism, the world would understand our behavior more. I have a lot of control usually, but allergies can change that in a second. I see people with autism being labeled with a behavior problem all of the time when it is obvious to me that their environment is the cause. The picture shows how my eyes are affected by allergies. This is a shorter post, but I thought it may be helpful.