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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Newly diagnosed

 Post subject: Re: Newly diagnosed
Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 4:46 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 515

Hi 32 year olds (me too!) and MerryMarie
I'm awaiting diagnosis (Nov/Dec time hopefully) but am pretty sure I am on the spectrum.
I'd love any top tips/strategies for life!! !

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult meltdown coping strategies

Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 2:08 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 603

Thanks for the reply artfuldodger, I'm undiagnosed as yet, waiting for an assessment (probably Nov or Dec). I'm a full time mum during the week and work in a busy bakery at weekends. I haven't told work anything as yet as I'm still undiagnosed and I've only had one shutdown and I just told people I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult meltdown coping strategies

Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 4:19 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 603

Thanks guys, I don't think it helped that it was a fairly new environment, I was over tired, feeling under the weather and was running late due to being unable to find somewhere to park. I didn't really want to be there and the unexpected information was just the icing on the cake. It was the first ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult meltdown coping strategies

Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 603

I had a major meltdown today because I hadn't been told a bit of information that would totally change the situation. I was crying and unable to speak, someone just kept on asking me questions and I could not calm down. It took me over an hour to get to a state where I had stopped crying and could t...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: What does a meltdown look like in an adult woman?

Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 7,832

I think I had a meltdown today. I went to a new place for a course that I thought was just an afternoon to be told it's an afternoon a week for 12 weeks!! ! Just that one thing caused me to meltdown. I couldn't function anymore, I was crying uncontrollably and although I was taken out of the room by...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi I'm new

 Post subject: Hi I'm new
Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 5:35 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 163

Hi I'm a 32 year old female who has just been referred to the autism diagnostic service. I've been in and out of the mental health service for the past 15 years with no particular success with any medications, been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder but none of th...
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