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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: OCD vs ASD Repetitive/Routine Behavior

Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 11:36 pm 

Replies: 5
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It is possible to have both OCD and an ASD comorbid. I do. Your example #1 is more in line of what is normally associated with autism. Comfort in routine, distress when routine is broken. Compartmentalizing life in this way to limit surprise and limit instance of finding self in position of confusi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: OCD vs ASD Repetitive/Routine Behavior

Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,266


I'm curious what the difference would be here. I'm thinking I have some of both, but because originally I believed my problems to be OCD, I'm curious if it's really the case, or if ASD actually is the more accurate explanation. For example, some things I do: 1. When I was a child, when I would play ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: What am I not getting?

 Post subject: What am I not getting?
Posted: 05 Dec 2012, 1:52 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 643


Throughout my life, I have felt pretty lonely. It's not that I can't make friends, but that they aren't really meaningful relationships. It seems like almost everyone has at least one friend they can talk to about stuff and so on, but while I have friends, I have no close friends. I don't know exact...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wandering as an adult

Posted: 05 Dec 2012, 1:35 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,345


Woah. I don't know how to help you....but I just realized that I do the same thing. I have sort of a "distance" agreement with my family - they give me my space but they know that I care about them. Maybe that could help you? I have the same kind of agreement. I don't like to sit on the same couch ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I have some questions about aspergers and the spectrum!

Posted: 05 Dec 2012, 1:31 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,077


When Nts listen to the same song over and over and you? How long does it last? It seems like people on the spectrum will listen to the same song over and over for hours none stop (eg. from the time they get home from school until they go to bed). When I do it, it lasts I don't know but not even an ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do I feel so different from peers my age?

Posted: 05 Dec 2012, 1:11 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2,975


I don't know if I can give advice, but I can still relate. I especially relate with this line: I was never an easily influenced teenager and I was considered an "outcast" because I was not into fads or any other silly nonsense. Well, my interests are hard to match up with other peoples. I like Pokem...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: so we're all underweight.

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 9:55 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 9,229


The emotional attachment thing could mean eating for comfort, such as eating when one is upset or stressed. It could also just mean having normal amount of preference with food or the desire to eat (which I consider different than feeling hunger.) I very rarely feel a desire to eat, and most all foo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mild Social Issues

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 2:08 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,228


You sound a lot like me (we even have similar AQ and Aspie quiz scores). I've obsessed about things since I was little, I know I stim a lot , and I'm mostly not interested in socializing. People have told me I sometimes look mad or hard to approach, and also that I'm very, very quiet. But I can tal...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: so we're all underweight.

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 1:54 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 9,229


SanityTheorist wrote:
laserwater wrote:
I read online that some aspies don't feel emotional attachment to food and they'll wait until they're starving to eat.


Link me please, I'm curious.

Here: http://parentingaspergers.com/blog/aspe ... 99-eating/

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mild Social Issues

Posted: 02 Dec 2012, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,228


Interesting replies, thank you both.

I'm just so on the fence whether I have mild Asperger's or not, and I know I can't be NT anyhow, I don't really know what I am. :s

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: so we're all underweight.

Posted: 02 Dec 2012, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 9,229


In case anyone is curious, this is where I read what I posted earlier: http://parentingaspergers.com/blog/aspergers-eating/how-to-help-improve-my-son-with-aspergers%E2%80%99-eating/ I am underweight, because I have no attachment to food. This started right from birth and age 1 I already had underwei...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mild Social Issues

 Post subject: Mild Social Issues
Posted: 02 Dec 2012, 3:10 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,228


I definitely fit the description of a person with Asperger's concerning obsessions and sensory issues. It's the social issues that seems lacking. I am female and know that that could mean if I have Asperger's social issues would possibly not be as bad for me. I don't think people think of me as some...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: so we're all underweight.

Posted: 02 Dec 2012, 2:50 am 

Replies: 91
Views: 9,229


I read online that some aspies don't feel emotional attachment to food and they'll wait until they're starving to eat. I definitely relate to this, though I am not diagnosed (not even completely sure I have aspergers). Sometimes I wait so long that I get low blood sugar :s I just don't enjoy eating....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stimming: Autistic vs "Normal"

Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 2:13 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 23,329


NT stims seem to be tapping a pencil or pen, bouncing a leg when sitting, shaking a foot when sitting, maybe wringing hands too.. No one ever calls me out on those. However, my constant fondling of random objects around me has irritated a friend of mine, who I apologized to about it. I play with bin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What sensory issues do you have and have you any remedies?

Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 10:35 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 3,910


Hi, I may not be on the spectrum, but I have been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. If you are developing technology or anything for helping with sensory struggles, please consider those with SPD/SID as well if you can. Some of us with severe cases live life in a lot of pain. So where to b...
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