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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hospital discharges deaf non verbal autistic at 2AM

Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 4:56 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 985


Good news!
The missing woman has been found by her family - she was riding the trains.
(Still in the same clothes and a lot thinner - they took her back to hospital for a check-up.)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your opinion on Monotropism. How much legitimate is

Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 5:52 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 630


I don't think I have the ability to hyperfocus then. I've never been too hyperfocused to remember to eat, sleep or go to the toilet. Even when writing my stories, which I love doing, I can't focus for long periods of time, as I lose focus when I get writer's block. Also I can't sit still for long p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your opinion on Monotropism. How much legitimate is

Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 5:47 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 630


It makes sense to me. Monotropism could explain all kinds of issues I have - not just hyperfocus but also the inability to attend to two things at once such as talking and driving, and the way I get stuck in one thought pattern (rumination). My brain has heavy steering, it only wants to go in one di...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Was it better to be unaware of your own autism?

Posted: 11 Dec 2022, 12:35 am 

Replies: 77
Views: 3,284


I do wonder if not knowing was a good thing in some ways, because it forced me to learn a lot of compensatory strategies to be able to fit into society. These have served me well. I was also less aware and hence less self-conscious about my AS traits, which was nice in an "ignorance is bliss&qu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What made you first wonder if you could be Autistic?

Posted: 11 Dec 2022, 12:17 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 2,436


I was really slow to realise. Even after I had to take 6 months off work due to burn-out... and even after I was having trouble with parenting and had come to the realisation that there was some hard-wired problem in my brain, I still didn't get the picture. I just had a complete misconception of wh...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: N.Y.P.D. officer charged with murder of Autistic son

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 6:10 am 

Replies: 87
Views: 5,729


Yep

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Giving Birth

 Post subject: Re: Giving Birth
Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 4:05 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,640


My first one hurt bad - but mainly because I didn't really understand the process and was afraid. Fear ramps up pain a lot. When the second one came around I understood better that the pain was contractions to help open up the birth canal and that the pain came in waves so you just have to (try to) ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Autistic manifestations and overall mental health

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 3:54 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 444


Oh yeah.
If I'm under stress I get meltdowns - and then I get depressed and then I get anxious and then all it takes is a little stress and BAM! meltdown all over again.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: N.Y.P.D. officer charged with murder of Autistic son

Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 3:51 am 

Replies: 87
Views: 5,729


ASPartOfMe wrote:


Of course he cried. He'd just realised how much trouble he was in.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: CDC BS

 Post subject: Re: CDC BS
Posted: 30 Oct 2022, 3:19 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,375


If the report contains no statement recognising the gender difference in diagnosis age, and the likelihood of missing out significant numbers of girls, and if it then draws conclusions about autism gender ratios, I would consider that a very serious flaw. Even if all it is reporting is the gender ra...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Another and Atopic diseases and Autism “severity”

Posted: 02 Oct 2022, 9:10 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 187


I see what you mean.
Similarly, I wonder if fear and embarrassment in case people saw their flakey skin was counted as an autistic social symptom?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: From Autistic Linear Spectrum to Pie Chart Spectrum

Posted: 18 Aug 2022, 6:42 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 820


A pie chart is an interesting idea.
It would be unable to capture how our traits can seem to change over time or due to circumstances.
But it definitely seems an advance on just labelling us all as autistic and having one-size-fits-all therapies.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring for autism / anxiety

Posted: 18 Aug 2022, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 378


Sportspeople use HRV to check for overtraining or illness. They monitor is every day and if it starts to drop that means they need to ease up on the training as their body is stressed, or is fighting off an infection. So my idea is to see if I can use it to monitor my internal stress and anxiety and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring for autism / anxiety

Posted: 18 Aug 2022, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 378


Ah no, it's the other way around. When the HRV is too low, that means our heartbeat is too regular, and that actually means our nervous system is out of balance. In a healthy nervous system, the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are always pulling against each other, which leads to tiny variat...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Diarrhea

 Post subject: Re: Diarrhea
Posted: 18 Aug 2022, 6:04 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,419


Yes, I think each person has their own triggers of IBS. For me it's stress or anxiety combined with a food trigger - greasy food, curries, raw onions, processed food with a lot of additives, even coffee sometimes. So my only suggestion would be to eat very plain food on the day of the flight. Oat po...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: My delusional perspective of myself

Posted: 18 Aug 2022, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 551


The important thing is that you are developing the self-awareness the grow beyond them.
Do you have a goal in life to work towards? I ask because I think that having a goal and taking steps towards achieving it can help with all kinds of mental health issues.
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