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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What MEDS are you on?

 Post subject: Re: What MEDS are you on?
Posted: 06 May 2021, 1:09 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 308


Nothing for the Asperger's specifically, but I took SSRIs for 10 years. I suffered from depression and anxiety for about 5 years, then I started taking SSRIs and took those for 10 years. Some of the SSRIs worked better than others. Citalopram and Escitalopram were the best for me. Sertraline and Flu...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Spending ESA

 Post subject: Re: Spending ESA
Posted: 10 Mar 2021, 1:02 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 360


KT67 wrote:
Should I feel guilty for spending ESA on treats as well as my rent and food?


No. Once the money has been handed over to you, it is yours to spend as you like.

If you don't spend it, it would only go to the shareholders of greedy government outsourcing companies or similar.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Is 'tell a this kind of doctor' an American approach?

Posted: 28 Feb 2021, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 160


With the NHS, you would need a referral from a General Practitioner in order to see a consultant. You may be referred to the consultant through other routes, but its unlikely you'd go directly to one. If you are already being treated for something by a consultant (or other specialist), then you can ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lack of Disabled Journalists

Posted: 28 Feb 2021, 6:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 349


There are some aspects of journalism that some aspies (and other disabled people) will either struggle with, or just not be able to do. I don't work as a journalist, but have engaged in a bit of 'amateur video journalism' at some protests recently. As an aspie, I can safely say it is hard work tryin...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do people in the UK wash their undies in the washer?

Posted: 02 Feb 2021, 11:13 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 415


I always wash my underwear in the washing machine.

Its rare that I hand wash anything. When I do, its usually sports stuff which needs a little bit of cleaning, but I don't want to wait an hour for the machine.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Antidepressant Withdrawals, struggling please help :'(

Posted: 31 Jan 2021, 11:34 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 199


I am currently withdrawing from Citalopram, having decided to stop taking it a few weeks ago. The withdrawal effects are unpleasant, but tolerable. Of course I am able to take a tablet every few days to alleviate the effects. You won't if you are allergic to the medication. I was on Venlafaxine a fe...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: COVID vaccines

 Post subject: Re: COVID vaccines
Posted: 20 Jan 2021, 1:19 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 653


Although I'm a bit dubious of the vaccine, I'm not so concerned about it that I would tell anyone not to have it. I say, if you think you are at risk of Covid, then it's probably worth having the vaccine. The important thing to do, is to not take seriously anything you read on Facebook. As far as I ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: COVID Vaccine

 Post subject: Re: COVID Vaccine
Posted: 06 Jan 2021, 9:19 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,011


Probably not. I don't consider Covid to be bad enough to warrant having a rushed out vaccine.

However, I will not rule it out completely.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Severe Mental Illness & Vaccine

Posted: 30 Dec 2020, 6:49 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 3,009


I think "severe mental illness" would be more likely to describe those who are likely to be sectioned, or have been sectioned in the past. Just being on ESA alone wouldn't count, as plenty of people with non-severe illness claim that. Without knowing your medical history I can't really say...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About the word "Aspie"

 Post subject: Re: About the word "Aspie"
Posted: 27 Dec 2020, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,910


I've learned that Hans Asperger was a Nazi who participated in Projekt 14 and sent children to camps where they were experimented on and/or euthanized. I don't mind attributing the research he did to him. But why are we naming our identity after him? What would be a good alternative name for our id...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: UK: DWP "limited capability for work" Tribunal - help?

Posted: 21 Oct 2020, 2:21 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 743


Don't worry too much about the tribunal. They are mostly quite easy to deal with; they will ask you relevant questions, and they will take what you say seriously. I'm not sure what the current figure are, but statistically, you have a very good chance of winning your appeal. Do bear in mind that the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your opinion about the hidden disability lanyard?

Posted: 09 Sep 2020, 1:37 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 857


I'm opposed to such things. In a modern inclusive society there is no need for disabled people to wear special badges or similar. When I first heard about schemes like this I couldn't help but liken it to the Nazi's black triangles. I was reading about that sunflower one a while back, and they say i...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: When/where did you learn about the birds and the bees?

Posted: 09 Aug 2020, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 262


I never had this "talk" with my parents, and I'm glad I didn't. Sounds too cringey. We did have science at school though, and we had a really good teacher called Dr Morton, who told us about how "Mr Softy" turns into "MR STIFFY!" etc etc. We also had a PSE (Personal &am...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do you blow-dry your hair?

Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 12:04 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 156


When my hair is quite long I like to blow dry it, as it end up far less messy. It even looks quite cute after a blow dry. Usually I can't be bothered though.

I just shaved off most of my hair though so at the moment I won't be bothering.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where are the hyposensitive autistic people?

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 2:46 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,336


I had a swing in the garden at my old house when I was younger. Unfortunately I got a bit too big for it, but I really enjoyed it. Maybe I should get an adult sized swing :D.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where are the hyposensitive autistic people?

Posted: 14 Jul 2020, 9:27 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,336


The trampolines sound fun :D. . My friend gets very nervous when I'm on a trampoline. The few times I've been on one, it releases something in my system that causes me to feel such a complete sense of freedom that I laugh uncontrollably the whole time, which also happens on some of those funfair ri...
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