A question about pain




Some autistic or otherwise atypical people show pain differently than most nondisabled people do. 

For instance, some people show pain by laughing, or by getting really quiet.

How do y’all show pain? What are some ways of showing pain that get misinterpreted that would would like others to know to look for?

daughterofprometheus said:

I learned to simply stop showing it.

When i did show pain people would only make it worse.

So i stopped showing it.

liquidcoma said:

yeah same

or i kinda space out temporarily due to the feeling of an urgent need to not express pain