Hello, Sun. With its bright light, sometimes it feels like we have no choice but to avoid the sun (and in turn avoid sensory pain). But studies have shown that up to 57% of autistic people have a Vitamin D deficiency, and up to 30% of us have an insufficiency! While these studies were performed on children, one has to wonder if these deficiencies, left untreated, have carried over into our adulthood.
So what does a Vitamin D deficiency feel like? Basically, fatigue, bone pain, and muscle weakness. Those symptoms could also be caused by a lot of other conditions, so definitely just ask a doctor for a simple blood test. For all we know, some supplements, fortified almond milk, and a little more sunlight could help us lift some of our relentless brain fog and exhaustion.