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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not sure what this is or why - overwhelming/anxious feeling

Posted: 09 Dec 2015, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 367


I think that even just recognizing stress can be hard for some people on the spectrum. I, for instance, have a really hard time recognizing many of my own emotions. Stress is one of them. Like, I know what stress is for someone else, but to then take that idea of stress as it applies to someone els...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not sure what this is or why - overwhelming/anxious feeling

Posted: 09 Dec 2015, 4:35 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 367


I think that even just recognizing stress can be hard for some people on the spectrum. I, for instance, have a really hard time recognizing many of my own emotions. Stress is one of them. Like, I know what stress is for someone else, but to then take that idea of stress as it applies to someone els...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not sure what this is or why - overwhelming/anxious feeling

Posted: 09 Dec 2015, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 367


btbnnyr wrote:
It seems like being stressed out.
It is probably stress due to work and study.


Do NTs behave this way when they get stressed out? Am I behaving in an ASD way? Jw, as I am currently going through the diagnostic process for AS.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not sure what this is or why - overwhelming/anxious feeling

Posted: 09 Dec 2015, 4:26 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 367


I don't know why exactly this is, but I know really well what you're talking about. Very similar things happen to me. I am in therapy and this issue is the one I cited that I have the most problems with. My counselor does not seem to understand it however, and has not been helpful with this specifi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not sure what this is or why - overwhelming/anxious feeling

Posted: 09 Dec 2015, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 367


I'm not completely sure how to put this into words, but I'm going to try. When I feel overwhelmed by something, it makes me feel really anxious inside and I can feel myself getting more and more overwhelmed. I can't stop thinking about it, and if something needs doing, it's like I feel paralysed and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies: Slow Reading Speed?

Posted: 30 Nov 2015, 8:43 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,251


I read slowly and I've been diagnosed as having slow reading and processing speeds. I have Irlen's Syndrome which is part of why I have a slow reading speed. My brain can't process some wavelengths of light, so letters appear to move around on the page and appear distorted. Using a colored overlay ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies: Slow Reading Speed?

Posted: 30 Nov 2015, 8:36 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,251


Answer the Poll with the reading speed that you can retain information with perfectly ! I read *horribly* slowly (a bit slower than I talk if I'm really trying to take something in). I have a voice in my head that has to read the words internally, so at best my reading speed is capped at the speed ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: note taking

 Post subject: Re: note taking
Posted: 09 Nov 2015, 4:14 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 978


I don't/can't really take notes. It's pointless getting stressed about trying to take in what's being said and trying to figure out what to write down. The stress of trying to do both, meaning I almost may as well not been there at all. I was given a dictaphone to record lectures, which I can then ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you adopt multiple personas?

Posted: 03 Oct 2015, 12:00 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,399


I become the person that I think the person I am speaking with wants to talk to. As the OP mentioned I have little control over this and this all happens automatically. I think I do this to avoid conflict with NT's. If someone talks to me like I am a timid mentally challenged child then I will adap...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is this a sensory thing? Do you do it? Loud music + rocking

Posted: 07 Feb 2015, 5:20 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 321


Sometimes, well quite often actually, I like to plug my headphones (big ones that cover your whole ear, not the uncomfortable tiny ones that go in your ear) into my computer, turn the music up really loud and rock in my chair for hours. I've been doing that this evening a lot, for 3 hours so far. Do...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Does anyone else get really emotional from movies/tv shows?

Posted: 28 Nov 2013, 12:28 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 48,213


This! I'm finding it really confusing. TV/movies/music make me really emotional! I don't understand why. How is this even possible? I find it hard to empathise with people, yet these things make me cry my eyes out. Isn't this empathy though? (Sorry to make this thread open again, but it seemed point...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and studying.

Posted: 09 May 2013, 4:00 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,667


I really struggle to make notes, as for me, all sentences in the textbooks are important and cannot be shortened or summarised. This! I finish my first year studying BSc Biomedical Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 4 days. I've been trying lots of different techniques and struggl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 2 reasons for posting - humour and being too blunt/objective

Posted: 20 Apr 2013, 11:46 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 893


I can identify with your comments, the trouble is other people may see this as sarcasm instead of joking. It can be hard being involved in others family when there are underlying tensions, more so if you have your own communication issues related to ASD. If things are getting a bit too volatile wit...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Ever try to commit suicide?

Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 1,468


Yes. I attempted suicide when on Saturday 2nd October 2010 and was admitted into a psychiatric hospital on the 4th. I was suffering from depression. Slowly I was losing things due to depression, and the last thing that I felt I had left, academia, I thought I had lost and so I didn't see the point i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 2 reasons for posting - humour and being too blunt/objective

Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 893


Best thing I can suggest is to not get in a car with this guy. Thanks for replying. Not always possible. My boyfriend and I are in our church choir, and his brother is the music director, so he takes choir practice. As we all go from the same house, it makes sense to go in 1 car and he always wants...
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