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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Do you hate yourself?

 Post subject: Re: Do you hate yourself?
Posted: 20 May 2019, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 662

Mostly no. When I'm severely stressed and melting down I feel like that. I really hate being out of control.

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: TV Episodes You Have Just Watched

Posted: 20 May 2019, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 4,507
Views: 104,947

Gentleman Jack

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory stimuli you just CAN'T stand

Posted: 20 May 2019, 4:39 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 895

Artificial scents (surprise, surprise). I can't stand to be in some stores or aisles of stores. All the conflicting scents make it even worse. I really hate going to someone's house and it reeking of fake flowers because I feel like I can't politely escape. The sound of metal clinking against glass....

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Acid Reflux

 Post subject: Re: Acid Reflux
Posted: 13 May 2019, 5:31 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 254

Sit up til it goes away. Eat some Tums. Vow yet again not to eat within three hours of bedtime in the future.

Think about putting bricks back under the bed legs under the head of the bed.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Living Abroad (as a Coping Mechanism)

Posted: 12 May 2019, 10:53 am 

Replies: 70
Views: 8,677

Just found this old post. I'm in the process of leaving the US and retiring in Ecuador. Sixteen days until my plane leaves! I only figured out I was an Aspie @ a month ago, long after I decided to move. This is a little odd. I have no idea how to find other Aspies in a country where I barely speak t...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Filling out forms: anxiety, confusion, despair...

Posted: 10 May 2019, 9:14 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,461

Very belatedly: This is so me. Every single page of any form gives me anxiety attacks. It doesn't even matter if it's a straight forward form; it's still going to make me crazy, sweaty, short of breath, and pounding heart. It's just a matter of degree between the simple and the multi page panic indu...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Mixing summer and spring/fall clothes?

Posted: 10 May 2019, 6:14 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 524

I don't divide my clothes by season, but by temperatures I'm likely to encounter. Since I wear the same colors year round and layer as needed I only have to change out the more extreme temperature clothes seasonally. It helps that I worked in a very casual job so there wasn't a big division between ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Scared to tell guys I find them unattractive

Posted: 09 May 2019, 4:53 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 417

"I'm sorry, I'm not interested." Rinse, wash, repeat. You don't owe any explanation or details. Say it louder if you need to repeat. Drop the "I'm sorry" after the first one. It's just a social nicety. It's also not required at all but may help unless the guy is truly aggressive....

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Being diagnosed at age 66, female

Posted: 09 May 2019, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,296

I don't have a formal diagnosis, and probably won't bother getting one, but it explains SO MUCH of my life. Newbie too. I'm 62.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What did you achieve today?

Posted: 06 May 2019, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 2,511
Views: 34,867

Went and got more paperwork done for my visa. Dealt with bureaucracy. Survived. They were surprisingly nice.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Cool weather or warm weather? State your preference

Posted: 06 May 2019, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 7,871

60s to 70s F Some people call that cool, others warm. For me, it's my Goldilocks zone.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Tips on preparing for travel / vacation

Posted: 03 May 2019, 9:40 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 699

Very late to reply to this, but might be useful to someone else. If you switch to satellite view on Google maps, then zoom all the way in to where you want to explore, , it will switch to street view (if it hasn't right away, keep scrolling in) and you can walk down the street virtually. You can eve...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: do u think the establishment has any faint idea that

Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 6:37 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 234

It depends on what you mean by establishment. If you mean the capitalists, the super rich, the PTB, I'd say they are doing marvelously in their own terms where they win the money and control the power.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: what are you listening to THIS VERY SECOND?

Posted: 26 Apr 2019, 6:29 am 

Replies: 51,023
Views: 1,800,617

My cat purring

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Newbie, 61, Undiagnosed Aspergers

Posted: 24 Apr 2019, 5:45 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 353

I moved to Peru two years ago from the US and it was the best decision of my life. My stress level is 10% of what it was when I was living in California. Nobody cares what you wear, what you do, or what you say over here. I can walk everywhere and learning Spanish was a really interesting experienc...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: DA: No bail for man with autism because of 'danger'

Posted: 23 Apr 2019, 6:22 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 373

"He went to Sunmount, a state institution for the developmentally disabled, was evaluated, and eventually released to his father, who took care of him for months." This would seem to indicate that the institution considered him to no longer be a danger or at least not an immediate danger. ...
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