The reason why people on the autistic spectrum feel pain differently is probably because of the way our brain is wired. Some autistic people are half numb to pain, some are hypersensitive to it, and some are actually both at the same time. I am.
A blood test gets me grimacing. When a speck of dust gets into my shoe, it stings, making me gasp. Sometimes it’s so small, I can’t even see it and have to run my hand through my shoe. Yet it hurts enough for me to limp to the nearest bench so I can sit and take my shoe off.
Aspie low tolerance for pain can be scary and embarrassing
Before a doctor’s appointment, I’m distressed for days. When I’m told it wouldn’t hurt, I don’t know what to expect. A few times I’ve been told the procedure doesn’t … Read More