Can Sublingual Oxytocin help shy, autistic, and aspergers patients
Many people use oxytocin drops and sprays to build closeness and trust
Sublingual oxytocin is being used by people who are subject to shyness, autism, or asperger's syndrome to build closeness and bond with others, but it can be used by people who don't have these conditions if they want to try and bond with others. Aside from building confidence, oxytocin (a hormone associated with childbirth) creates feelings of affection and warmth, and oxytocin spray is also called "cuddle spray" in experiments where people genuinely become closer after using it.
Case studies from readers show why people keep buying sublingual supplements despite the relatively high cost of the hormone itself. One submitter, who we'll call Fred, has the following story. "I had social phobia for as long as I can remember, and never had the confidence I observed in everyone else. My mother just passed it off as "shyness" but I always felt left out. In life, a lot of your success is built on small relationships and "who you know" but it wasn't easy to take steps that seemed easy to everyone else. Shyness can be progressive, and as I grew up I seemed to get further and further behind everyone else socially even though I am more skilled than others at what I do. After years of watching extroverts get ahead even when they weren't qualified or competent, I decided to do something about it. The problem is that doctors were quick to prescribe ADHD medications which made me focus but actually made me more nervous around people. I had to stop. It wasn't until I tried Oxytocin that I felt like I "belonged." Although it isn't a cure-all, and even if it is a complete placebo, it works for me. I got a job when I used it before an interview, and when meeting with important clients I take a few drops in order to build that "trustyness" that most folks seem to exude naturally. Oxytocin has helped me get past first date jitters and "awkward" situations, and for years I was taking the nasal spray, but it is hard to get that scent out of your nose no matter how well mixed it is. The sublingual version goes right under my tongue, gives me the same results, and doesn't leave me holding my head funny when it goes up the wrong pipe.
No matter what the delivery method (under the tongue or up the nose) the idea that the oxytocin hormone is helpful in building social connections has been gaining steam. Major publications like the New York Times are showing that children may in fact benefit from prescription oxytocin, which is currently used off-label or bought as a supplement. The potential for prescription dosages, and a guideline on how much oxytocin a child should get (dosage guidelines) would be a boon to parents who are unsure whether they are giving enough or too much.
Notes and Special Information
Special note: Always consult with a physician if you believe you may be autistic or have Asperger's syndrome. You owe it to yourself to get the correct diagnosis, since sometimes other factors mimic these conditions.