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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Recalling music in your head

Posted: 08 Mar 2017, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 538


To answer my own question I can hear music in my head exactly as heard on the CD but might struggle with the words unless I know them really well (but then I prefer instrumental music anyway). I can also tell if a song is varied from the original - eg a live version over a studio version - and can r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Recalling music in your head

Posted: 07 Mar 2017, 4:07 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 538


Can you recall music in your head? How does it play out in your mind?

Just the musical tune (i.e. you hum it in your head)
Just the words (but no music)
Everything as exactly heard on the CD/download

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Difficult to describe

 Post subject: Re: Difficult to describe
Posted: 06 Mar 2017, 4:18 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 338


I've noticed I've been doing that of late when I've been reading in the evenings. I just find that I have to stop and do something else for a while - usually just sit and think. I know weekend mornings of late can be slow to get going unless I've made a plan for what I am going to do the previous ev...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: i need help im in panic attack about thinking this

Posted: 04 Mar 2017, 6:30 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 474


87% of more than half of medical studies carried out between 1995 and 2015 show a 45.6345% chance of a lower/higher/better/worse* situation after 10/20/30/45.565 years* for anyone who works in/eats/has ___ medical condition/weighs/comes from* and is aged between/earns/lives in (you get the idea)* * ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else dislike the sound of whispering?

Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 11:34 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 437


Agreed!! I find whispering is very, very irritating. Another possibly related source of irritation for me is when someone comes in late to a lecture or performance, and adopts a rather ridiculous ape-like gait as they walk across in front of the audience, as if they think they have made themselves ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Bad Memories!

 Post subject: Re: Bad Memories!
Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 11:29 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 395


You could try writing them down on paper. That sometimes works to get them out of your system. You don't need to show the papers to any one.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Changing Clothes

 Post subject: Changing Clothes
Posted: 25 Feb 2017, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 493


I always wear the same style & colour of shirt and trousers. It is hard for me to have the confidence to wear something I don't normally wear. I find it uncomfortable [to be seen] to change what I am wearing during the day to reflect the current weather conditions. [particularly going from warm ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Block it out or hear everything?

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 386


I struggle to hear people talking to me in noisy environments because I don't filter out the background noise very well (if at all). My Dx was only made last year and previously I always thought I was going deaf, despite the most recent (maybe 6 years ago) hearing test being passed with flying colou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Opinions/advice needed

 Post subject: Re: Opinions/advice needed
Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 687


Not posted on here much but could really do with people opinions and/or advice. I am currently waiting on assesment for ASD. I have suspected it for quite a few years but not done anything about it until recently. Now is it just me or was that unusually quick? Like not even 1 month. Not complaining...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Drinking very little

 Post subject: Re: Drinking very little
Posted: 12 Feb 2017, 6:39 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 685


I can remember dipping my finger into my Dad's home made larger when I was very young and hating the taste. I will have had communion wine at church for a time (late 80s). No idea how much alcohol is in that - they don't tend to want a tipsy congregation, apart from the fact you barely have any - ju...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: To 'REPLY' or to 'QUOTE previous posters in disc. threads?

Posted: 11 Feb 2017, 9:33 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 579


Those topics are lost because either the author gave up or people missed them, or people didn't feel they could add anything significant. I don't know why you're so concerned by it. I don't think anybody else cares, in fact it annoys people when threads get necroed. There is nothing worse (on any f...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How would you describe your sense of humor?

Posted: 09 Feb 2017, 4:31 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 3,680


a girl handed me a note at work a few days ago, and she handed it to me in an orientation where it was upright to her, but upside down to me. without turning the paper around to read it, i claimed that if she wanted me to read it she should not have typed it upside down. There is a photocopier at w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do I get diagnosed and how will it effect my life?

Posted: 05 Feb 2017, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 390


Assuming you are in the UK there are a number of charities that do assessments and diagnosises. Google your county and "autism centre" (or services or charity) if the first comes up blank. If you can go through your GP first it will be free on the NHS, but it can take a while - maybe six m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mistake telling my family about possibly having Asperger's?

Posted: 05 Feb 2017, 10:48 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 468


...... If it were me, I'd write them a letter detailing my frustrations with the situation. Letters allow you to say exactly what you need to, are easier than trying to verbalise it and they also allow the recipient to read it and formulate a response at their own pace. I've found it really useful ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking Answers About Chronic Headache and Migraine

Posted: 05 Feb 2017, 10:40 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 368


beady wrote:
.......but staying hydrated is just as or even more important......


Becoming somewhat dehydrated is sure to give me a headache.
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