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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Down feeling never going to be neurotypical

Posted: 27 Jul 2021, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,907


I was diagnosed in childhood (AS), but I grew up being told (and treated as) that it basically meant I was shy and smart and had sensitive hearing. So I spent my school years thinking that it might be a bit harder for me, but I would attain everything an NT would at roughly the same time. I’d been ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Down feeling never going to be neurotypical

Posted: 26 Jul 2021, 6:32 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,907


Glad to hear you’re realising that the “coming to terms” with it might just bring you some inner peace down the line. I would have felt down at the prospect of being neurotypical :P . I refuse to alter course just because I’m differently wired. We may have to change the way we go about achieving th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Down feeling never going to be neurotypical

Posted: 25 Jul 2021, 8:59 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,907


Do any of you especially adults who have recently (or in adult life) gotten diagnosed or figured out you have autism go through a sad period about it? Well sure, I understand this sadness, and it's legitimate. It's kind of a mourning, a loss, for the kind of a person I might have been. Like mournin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Down feeling never going to be neurotypical

Posted: 25 Jul 2021, 8:55 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,907


Thank you for all the replies, it's good to know I'm not alone, though I am sorry a lot of you also struggle with similar feelings. I'm hoping things get easier as I live with this knowledge for awhile and come to terms with it. Focusing on the little things to be happy about is a good thing to do, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Down feeling never going to be neurotypical

Posted: 23 Jul 2021, 9:32 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,907


Do any of you especially adults who have recently (or in adult life) gotten diagnosed or figured out you have autism go through a sad period about it? I've been struggling with being real down realizing I'm never going to have what those around me have (family members my age all much more successful...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Understanding changes

 Post subject: Re: Understanding changes
Posted: 19 Jul 2021, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 467


Change is often he*l for me, even what will end up being good change, it doesn't matter. Its almost like my brain makes me pay for it by causing massive bad feelings and depression and hating it. It makes it real hard to do anything in life when I dread it so much because it typically is a real long...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Saying the steps of doing a task in your head?

Posted: 19 Jul 2021, 8:50 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 682


Not sure if I have ADD, heck maybe I do I don't know. I always have to write stuff down too to remember it. If I can get away with it without looking crazy I talk out loud to myself all the time. Danusaurus, I am sorry you are having such a rough time. All this can be just crap to deal with, and the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking to myself.

 Post subject: Re: Talking to myself.
Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 7:48 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 14,218


Glad to know I'm not the only one who does this. I've never known anyone else (in real life) who talks to themselves as much as i do. It really helps to talk out feelings or situations, kind of like pre planning what I'm going to say.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I've had an invitation for a cervical screening test

Posted: 07 Jul 2021, 10:24 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,376


IsabellaLinton wrote:
There are at-home screening tests now that you can do yourself, without a speculum.

You might want to ask your doctor which one they recommend.

That is fantastic, i didnt know there was such a thing. About time they come up with something less torturous!

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I've had an invitation for a cervical screening test

Posted: 07 Jul 2021, 10:21 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,376


I have a horrid time with these too. After many very painful ones i finally discovered something. If you know your periods when they come, do your best to schedule it right after your period has stopped. Like within 3 days maximum of it stopping bleeding. The cervix is still lower down so it isn't a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I want out of this horrible country

Posted: 06 Jul 2021, 7:19 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 2,520


I know people who live in California. Don't know their income but they seem to be getting away with it. Not a very big house, rented, and they have jobs at Amazon. I've known some people who had similar housing arrangements in the past. They always are in cliques and can only afford the rent by bei...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Worst thing about autism?

Posted: 06 Jul 2021, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 7,036


What is the worst thing about having autism? For me, it is always being "That Weird Guy" who is excluded from social groups for not having mainstream interests. For example, I am the person who would rather chop veggies in the kitchen when everyone else is watching some pro-sports event o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Worst thing about autism?

Posted: 06 Jul 2021, 6:56 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 7,036


My worst thing is the worry and fear that I'll have a public meltdown from sensory overload. Yeah I've had this happen and it is horribly embarrassing, but I literally could not stop myself, its almost like I'm not even in my body or controlling it, then the feeling like everyone is staring at me o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Worst thing about autism?

Posted: 06 Jul 2021, 6:36 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 7,036


I agree with those who say burning out quicker. I always am amazed at how much stuff normal people handle and I just know if I tried that even for a week I'd be crying in a corner losing it because I'd be having such a bad meltdown. Its just enough to manage what I do in life (basically work and com...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Considering Grocery Order Filler Job for Online orders

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 8:27 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 374


Has anyone done this job at say a grocery store or Walmart, being an order filler for online orders (where people order online then come to pick up their order)? If so, does it have a lot of heavy lifting? I ask because I cannot lift a ton and just wonder how bad it is on lifting requirements. I've ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Saying the steps of doing a task in your head?

Posted: 26 Jun 2021, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 682


I notice I do this a lot at work, even with things I've done tons of times. I find myself "talking" myself through the steps of doing something in my head. Even typing in passwords into my computer I will spell it out in my head as I am typing. I think it is because I'm afraid I will forge...
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