Log In Sign Up


Forum: Children with Special Needs


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Children with Special Needs LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
March 31st, 2013, 08:30 AM
alittlelost's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,905
My sons both are diagnosed with autism--my oldest had a moderate case that is now mild and my youngest actually has PDDNOS, not autism, but apparently they are diagnosing it as on the spectrum. This post is about my oldest.

Every day, he has this sort of "freak out", but not a behavioral one. He just yells out and falls to the ground and sort of rolls around and 30 seconds later he is fine. It used to be a lot more severe; I think he's gotten better at reigning in his reaction when it happens, but basically he told me (he's verbal) that it feels like his whole body is tickling under the skin or sometimes he says the he feels itchy all over. It usually happens while he is doing a calm/non-physical activity, like sitting reading a book or watching a television show.

He also complains sometimes that he feels like his heart is beating out of his chest. This also happens about every day or every other day, and again, there seems to be nothing physical or otherwise triggering it.

Has anyone else been through something similar? What was causing it? I'm wondering if it might be some kind of sensory of anxiety thing, though I'm not sure what sensory could be causing it since I haven't noticed any triggers when it happens.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.
Thank you Jaidynsmum for the beautiful siggy!
Check out the Attachment Parenting Board for Effective Parenting Solutions.
PM me if have questions about autism, TTC gender swaying, natural childbirth, going "vaccine-free", or if you are looking for gentle discipline advice.
Reply With Quote
August 21st, 2013, 01:10 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 2,182
Send a message via Yahoo to shannonkcc

I don't know what this is but my 3 year old has been having sensory issues and was just diagnosed with Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome and Amplified Sensitivity. The doctors asked me the same questions you are complaining of. She has problems with noises and feels pain in her legs. She is still too young to tell us what the pain feels like but she can get rather upset over it. She has not been diagnosed with Autism or any form of it but the research I have done on these seem to go along with a spectrum disorder. I would inform his doctor. She sees a Rheumatologist for these issues. Good luck!

Thank you "Babydoll213" for a beautiful siggie.

Reply With Quote
March 18th, 2014, 07:32 AM
FyreMommy2B's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,386
My youngest was diagnosed with SPD (sensory processing disorder) which is when the nervous system is out of balance and doesn't process external stimuli very well. Ours is sensory seeking but he sounds like some sort of hyper stimulation may be occurring. There are so many great resources to help with finding the cause.

What does your Pediatrician think? Maybe get a referral for further evaluation? Following your post and sending you support and encouragement.

Our 2 year journey through Infertility & conceiving via IUI

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0