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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnosis opinion

Posted: 07 Dec 2013, 3:34 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,610

I also think that it is not entirely appropriate to declare you have an ASD without a diagnosis. However, to research autism and conclude that you are most likely autistic, and then state you suspect an ASD is fine. I was a teenager when Asperger's was officially recognized, and I knew nothing about...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Help my correct my misconceptions of AS

Posted: 07 Dec 2013, 11:51 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,790

In general, this is spot-on. There a few comments that do not pertain to me all, but as you said, not every aspie will display every characteristic. I do want to point out, as someone with both Asperger's and Tourette's, that a stim and a tic are not the same. Tics are not an emotional expression, a...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Do inane T-shirt sizes for women drive you nuts ?

Posted: 05 Dec 2013, 5:02 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,926

I always buy men's t-shirts. I prefer their longer body and sleeves. I get size small, because it's loose enough not to drive me nuts, but tight enough not to be unflattering. For pajamas, I get men's medium. :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lexapro/Cipralex

Posted: 26 Nov 2013, 11:11 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 817

I took it for a few months, but had to stop because I gained 10 lbs, starting having higher blood sugar (I am not diabetic but I check regularly because of a family history of diabetes), started waking up several times throughout the night with difficulty falling back asleep, and started clenching m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you accused of making things "complicated"??

Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 11:43 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 4,096

Most of the time, Especially by family members who just don't understand, which is the worst IMO. I get the "get to the point" a lot... Its drives me insane, because its like, If I don't say anything at all and just keep to myself (which I prefer), I get the I'm being rude yadda, yadda, yadda stuff...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question mark

Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 915

Plus, some people are interested in Asperger's from an academic standpoint, and others have family members affected by it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Unaware of your own facial expressions?

Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,588

I'm also unaware unless I'm on display, so to speak, in which case I will use exaggerated expressions based on what I've seen other people do. They're exaggerated because I wouldn't know if I was doing them otherwise.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Annoying things people do to you because you have aspergers.

Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 10:54 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 15,886

Most people don't know I have Asperger's...they just think I'm eccentric, which means I can get away with a lot. For some reason, eccentricity is more acceptable than autism. However, my husband (who, I think, doesn't really believe that I have Asperger's, despite the psychiatrist kee...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What type of sense of humour do you have

Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 10:36 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 2,688

I'm a mix of sarcastic, dry and goofy. Makes a weird mix, I know. I am great at producing sarcasm, but I am not very good at catching it...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Aspie Women and Reading

Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 9:29 am 

Replies: 113
Views: 61,228

I would spend all day reading if I could. It's fantastic. I love fantasy and nonfiction.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: seizures, what are they like?

Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 9:35 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,790

I have absence seizures (petit mal). They last for a couple minutes. During that time, I sort of freeze...if I'm talking, I stop, if I'm writing, I stop, if I'm (insert anything here), I stop. I can't respond to anything, and I'm limp. I can, however, hear what is going on around me. I hear people t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you wear a "mask" everyday?

Posted: 07 Nov 2013, 9:29 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,838

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) We Wear the Mask WE wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lovey-Dovey Moments

Posted: 07 Nov 2013, 9:20 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 480

It's just because you're 16. Seriously. Parents will be interested in your love life because that's part of growing up. Past a certain age, people are expected to pursue romantic relationships. Parents have never asked me about this to this day (age 29). There may be a few reasons for that. I can p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lovey-Dovey Moments

Posted: 06 Nov 2013, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 480

It's just because you're 16. Seriously. Parents will be interested in your love life because that's part of growing up. Past a certain age, people are expected to pursue romantic relationships.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Difference between the way NTs and Apies think

Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 8:27 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 3,973

I think primarily in language. Temple Grandin has written on this subject : 9. AUTISTIC THINKING IS SPECIALIZED When I wrote Thinking in Pictures (Grandin 1995), I thought everybody on the autism/Asperger spectrum was a visual thinker. People with autism and Asperger's are specialist thinkers. They...
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