With the sleep thing I can go for a long time, but then invariably I will sleep through an entire day every few months.
Yes, you're right about my Friday night strop. I haven't had one like that in a while. Funnily enough, having worked with people with autism and having an excellent knowledge of the rage cycle, I never spotted it in myself until it was pointed out by my psych team. I am usually better at controlling myself these days, but as you say, Glasgow is unfamiliar, and my issue was that I didn't want to have to knock on the door of the hotel room. It felt like being at the mercy of someone else and that is not a feeling I am comfortable with.
Al is very good with me when I kick off like that and is one of the only people who is able to bring me down. I generally have no recollection of the majority of the rage period. Unfortunately, once there, I am prone to doing very stupid things, and jogging the streets of Glasgow in the middle of the night is a perfect example!
I don't cope well with new environments at the best of times. The period leading up to going away is incredibly difficult for me, but I force myself to do it, because these experiences make me happy overall.
When I had run far enough to calm down, I looked around me, and realised I was completely lost. I had no idea which way I had been running. It's a scary feeling. But somehow less scary than the thought of being trapped in a hotel room with another person.
I, like you, am improving. This used to be a regular thing. I used to be running up our local hills in the middle of the night on a regular basis, two or three times a month. I'm incredibly lucky that I've never come to any real harm.
Ah well, what's done is done!
Glad you sorted it, I guess that's what it comes down to, how you deal with it. xx
The comment about the Glaswegian being spat out by the lift is one I won't forget in a hurry, lol!
Ha ha, yes, I was chuckling away like a madwoman! Bizarre, but very funny!
I hope you're feeling better J?