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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wetghted blanket-any of you use one?

Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 193

I have one and occasionally use it to sleep. More frequently, however, I find myself using it for evening couch time when I’m watching tv or reading. It seems to help bring my level of arousal down and I can often doze off beneath it. I’m quite petite and my blanket is 7kg and I find it’s a bit too ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you experience pain?

 Post subject: Re: Do you experience pain?
Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 6:54 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 213

I used to take pain medication when I experienced pain like this, until I realised it wasn’t doing anything but allowing me to avoid the root of the problem: childhood trauma and over stimulation. I haven’t taken any pain medication now for about 7 years. The body will send of warning signals if the...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Trying out some period panties.

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 256

SharonB wrote:
Are they fairly easy to rinse or wash? I've wondered about them. At this stage in my life (near menopause) my flow is beyond Super+, so not sure if it's for me, but I have a daughter who is just entering puberty.

Just rinse until water runs clear and then put into the washing machine!

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Trying out some period panties.

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 4:16 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 256

I use period undies and they’re great! I’ve found a brand (BONDS in Australia) that actually have different degrees of padding depending on the heaviness of your period. I use them in conjunction with a menstral cup and sleep with them overnight on my less heavy days. The only thing I don’t like abo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have any NTs said "you drive me insane"?

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 4:00 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 732

All. The. Time. Haha!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment study

Posted: 07 Jan 2022, 4:31 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,065

TCM's bollocks. At best /Mats Bologna on your bullocks. I have a year's worth of basal body temperatures and cycle charts to indicate that TCM is positively impactful, and also medical results for my husband (but less data, so not as compelling). I can't imagine the placebo effect would have been t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your Aspie Quiz score

Posted: 31 Dec 2021, 2:14 am 

Replies: 1,017
Views: 153,035

Aspie - 144/200
NT - 66/200

I am undiagnosed but self-identified ASD.
Official diagnosis to come in March 2022

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: I feel like an addict! :(

Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 3:57 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 785

Has anyone had the experience of losing their passion and trying to regain it? I am a graduate student with Asperger's Syndrome who use to like to do research and the topic of autism. I did a lot of advocacy work and previously worked with people on the spectrum but, recently have found it difficul...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: I feel like an addict! :(

Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 785

Yes, more protein/fat, a bit less carbs, that's what my dietologist tells me. Though when I try that, I feel nauseous or otherwise weak/unhealthy... Right now taking multivitamins (D and B12 deficiencies), probiotics and apple cider vinegar, which sometimes help regulate appetite, but it still take...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: I feel like an addict! :(

Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 6:33 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 785

It sounds like a huge meal but in reality it’s more like snacking if you look closely at the quantities? Seems like you maybe need less variety and less snack food and dedicate yourself to eating complete meals that contain protein, carbohydrates and greens/veges - for example - porridge with nuts a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone here NOT have problems with Eye Contact?

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 3:19 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 728

Thank you for all your responses; they are so reassuring. I really need the ASD diagnosis, as it will explain everything and tie up a lot of loose ends. I hope to keep reading even more responses, though, since the great preponderance of eye contact posts are about lack of it . I’m getting mine in ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone here NOT have problems with Eye Contact?

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 2:37 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 728

Don’t tend to have too many problems with eye contact, except if I’m triggered or upset. Then I find it hard.
I’m often accused of staring too intently.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you read Fiction?

Posted: 09 Dec 2021, 3:11 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,378

Empty life would be without fiction. I would say I’ve actually learned how to BE who I am by reading narratives. It also strikes my empathy, which I struggle to feel in real life scenarios; unforced interaction with the other, on my terms. My boundaries are often loosened and I can access my feeling...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Comfort objects and stuffed animals

Posted: 07 Dec 2021, 1:52 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 323

I definitely have comfort items that are with me all the time. I slept with my cabbage patch kid well into my 20s, despite having an intimate partner. I have always carried a backpack, which usually contains a notebook, pen, a novel I’m currently reading, water bottle and lip balm. Other items occur...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your savant skill?

Posted: 05 Dec 2021, 3:47 am 

Replies: 70
Views: 2,216

I’m not entirely sure how accurately ‘savant’ this is, but I knew adult concepts from a very early age without being told. This might be related to being able to see patterns in observing people’s behaviour. For example, I knew that my father was a drug addict from the age of 6. This knowledge ‘came...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Now's my turn with COVID

Posted: 26 Nov 2021, 12:42 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 2,494

Bottom line: Some people are more afraid of a little the pain from a needle than they are of death by COVID-19, and will make up any excuse to avoid having to admit it.[/color] It’s remarkably near sighted to assume that everyone who is asking questions or has apprehensions about any of the COVID v...
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