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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Can't focus on work

 Post subject: Re: Can't focus on work
Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 183


Taking leave might be the way to go, if there's a chance you could get the worst of it out of your system. And if it's still a problem when you come back to work, then yes, removing access to the internet might be an idea. The only other thing I can think of is, if there's a job needs doing at work ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Blood pressure and weight check

Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 132


More exercise would almost certainly help.
If you can't go out much, is there something you can do at home, such as hand weights or a cycle machine?

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Help! I have been diagnosed as BPD, but it doesn't quite fit

Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 5:37 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 236


Have you done any other autism tests such as the AQ and the systemising/emotional index tests?
You can find them online, and more test results would give a clearer indication.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Burke's excuse for bullying - Aspergers

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 10:51 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 233


Just came across this, from last November:

https://theconversation.com/no-don-burk ... iour-88237

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rocking - possible autistic burnout

Posted: 09 Jan 2018, 7:47 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 339


Hey Magz, don't worry about the rocking, just take a rest and recharge, and go easy on yourself.
It's not easy coping with work and family, people can understand that, even if they don't get the autism.
Hope things get better for you soon :heart:

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Any point in being diagnosed as an adult?

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:37 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,102


That's a good point.
I went private for mine, but it did not cost a lot in the end because it only took 2 sessions with the psychologist. Just a few hundred Aussie dollars.
There seems to be a lot of variation in how long it can take and how much it costs.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About Autism's prevalence...

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 5:24 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 204


I think it happens, but I have no idea to what extent. I just know that I've seen reports of autistic youth offenders whose traits seem much more aligned to a personality disorder than to ASD, making me think they may have been wrongly diagnosed. This is so bad for autistics in general, because it b...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: WTH?

 Post subject: Re: WTH?
Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 6:52 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 197


It might be worth asking her again why she was angry - because it may be that she's resentful about something and these things tend to get worse if not brought out into the open. Try and find a time when she's calm and ask if there's been anything bothering her.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The childless choice

 Post subject: Re: The childless choice
Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 6:32 am 

Replies: 87
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I didn't know I had ASD growing up, I just wanted to be 'normal'. I spent my twenties being as absolutely 'normal' as I could be, I got married (in a church - what was I thinking?), I got pregnant (twice - ditto). With no mothering instinct whatsoever, I just assumed I'd learn as I went along, becau...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Any point in being diagnosed as an adult?

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 6:19 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,102


I also feel that my parents would scoff at the idea as I am very functional, hold down a job etc and they may have quite a narrow view of what it means to be on the autism spectrum. This makes me wonder if I would even bother to tell anybody, even if I did get diagnosed. :/ One good thing about a d...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Any point in being diagnosed as an adult?

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 6:10 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,102


Well, I got diagnosed about 6 months ago, but I'm not sure what kind of advice to give you. At the time, I really wanted the diagnosis, just to be certain it really was ASD and not feel that I was deluding myself, or others. In that sense, it was a good thing. The post-diagnosis period was not comfo...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Can you handle coffee?

 Post subject: Re: Can you handle coffee?
Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 2:24 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 1,364


That's rough. Even though I've only gone from one cup a day to none, I'm really craving it, so it's clearly pretty addictive stuff.
Have you tried drinking tea? Luckily I really like tea, so that gives me something else to reach for when I'm getting a craving.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's: is it going to be worse with age?

Posted: 08 Jan 2018, 2:05 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 684


Many people find they are getting more autistic after diagnosis and also experience depression and anxiety. At first it's happiness: "I finally know why I struggled my whole life and I can develop proper strategies and get some treatment to make my life better". But after 1-2 years anothe...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Trying to be Friends With Someone, But...

Posted: 07 Jan 2018, 4:42 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 311


Hey, it's good that machine is trying to help her, its shows he cares.

I think you need to catch her at the right moment, like next time you meet her, try and extend it by asking her to come with you for a walk, or a coffee, or whatever. That way, she doesn't have time to chicken out.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: I am tired of people pushing low carb/keto type diets

Posted: 07 Jan 2018, 4:35 am 

Replies: 82
Views: 1,882


Potatoes are a great food. I'm not gluten intolerant myself, but I think they must be a fantastic staple for those who are.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Eating Less?

 Post subject: Re: Eating Less?
Posted: 06 Jan 2018, 11:49 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 301


I've also had to cut out coffee, but that's a topic of another thread. Could you start a coffee thread? That is the one thing I have no self control over no matter how hard I try to cut it out. Would love to hear your experiences on my coffee thread: http://wrongplanet.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35...
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