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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Special Interests" that get out of control

Posted: 22 Apr 2017, 8:19 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 785


I started taking Lexapro over a year ago, and since then over time my hyperfocus hasn't been a problem as much. I miss it, but it's better this way for health reasons and because I have kids and a husband. I can break away from things, know what they said to me and respond, start/stop, and eat bette...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Have you been in this situation?

Posted: 18 Dec 2016, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,561


I was talking with a newish friend the other day and she told me she knew I was on the spectrum from the start. I thought I was being "good" when we first met. I guess there are always some things showing even when I think there aren't.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Have you been in this situation?

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 3:10 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,561


I too am very introspective and empathetic. For years I had settled into my adhd diagnosis and didn't know I was on the spectrum till I was 50. I tell a few of my friends I am on the spectrum and get mixed reaction. I like when they are doubtful: that it gives me an opportunity to shed some light o...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Have you been in this situation?

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 2:55 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,561


Sort of. It really depends on the situation. I'm usually one of three people: the one I am when I'm at home (just me, and usually online), the one I am when I'm doing a "passable" job being sociable (in social situations where I'm making a deliberate effort to make new friends) and the on...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Have you been in this situation?

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 2:50 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,561


Sure. The spectrum includes extrovert personalities. Chameleon-ing is for real. If an official diagnosis is key for you, you really need the right professionals. Clinicians that are experienced in diagnosing adult females. Most will need lots of additional background information especially about yo...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Have you been in this situation?

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 2:33 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,561


I don't have a personal circle. So no. I have not experienced what you describe. Perhaps this indicates that "the professionals" you refer to are on to something. So you don't have a "personal circle". Does that mean you have absolutely zero contacts with the outside world? Beca...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Have you been in this situation?

Posted: 14 Oct 2016, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,561


Have you ever been in the situation where you have NT and autistic people in your personal circle who tell you you are on the spectrum and yet have professionals say you aren't but that you have a lot of symptoms? Their reasoning for saying I am not is because I have "too much self-awareness&qu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Remembering people by the animal they resemble

Posted: 11 Oct 2016, 9:13 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 256


Yes I used to have the animal thing. I don't have prosopagnosia. And I don't notice the animal thing anymore. Maybe that is why I can't remember people and names as well as I used to.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why does this bother people so much

Posted: 10 Oct 2016, 11:36 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,240


Deep breathing doesn't do anything for me. And I honestly think people suggest it because they have heard it before and it's easy to suggest and they can't be bothered by your issues. The deep breathing thing is just a way for them to absolve their own feelings of "I need to do something about ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Word Stimming?

 Post subject: Re: Word Stimming?
Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 4:06 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 1,321


Does anyone hear a sound or noise you like and feel compelled to replicate it eg. a clock chiming , animal noises , homer simpson quotes , movie quotes I do very, very often. Animal noises. Those usually start because of cats or Guinea pigs and sometimes the rats making noises. Also other noises I ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Is bipolar disorder and autism related?

Posted: 18 Aug 2016, 7:31 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 617


I have a relative who was diagnosed as bipolar for years and who has now been identified as actually having ADHD.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Quick and easy Executive Function Test

Posted: 18 Aug 2016, 1:28 am 

Replies: 220
Views: 57,941


Salamander, shellfish, snail, Siberian tiger, Siberian husky, siamang, and seal right as the timer went off. I left out some of these on my official, voted count as they don't really count. Got stuck searching my mind for a rodent with an S name. Was looking for shrew; just occurred to me. Then got ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you pay (much) attention to what people are wearing?

Posted: 09 Jul 2016, 12:53 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,032


I actually do because I have gotten into sewing and textiles. I can't dress myself but I can dress other people. I frequently see other people's clothes and deconstruct and construct those clothes in my head. I notice different styles and unusual nuances in clothing and store them in my head to refe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many people think you have AS (undiagnosed)?

Posted: 31 May 2016, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 968


I am sorry you had that experience with that person, skibum. Some people get really self-righteous and indignant about things. Maybe she gets a lot of self-esteem from working with people she considers "less than" herself and she can't feel that way about you and can't handle that so has t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many people think you have AS (undiagnosed)?

Posted: 31 May 2016, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 968


Therapist saw traits, psychologist says it's not weird for me to wonder if I am on the spectrum given my past experiences. As far as people thinking I do have it? Four: one has two kids who are in the Aspergers range, another has one son on the spectrum, my husband, and another friend whose son is o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Everything I enjoy eventually becomes a rigid system

Posted: 22 May 2016, 11:45 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 664


I have read research which concludes that about 30% of people on the ASD spectrum also have OCD. Personally, I think it may be higher than that, though the Asperger's form of OCD may not take the "conventionally understood" pathway of symptoms like handwashing and checking whether things ...
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