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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Please advise, feeling upset:-(

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 9:06 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 494


I highly recommend volunteering. There are even volunteer opportunities to be completed at home. I am your age and was sick with work. I found places to volunteer that valued what I could do at my pace and honored my limitations. Two hours a week... it was doable and worthwhile. Then I found a gig j...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Data From Apps for Monthly Cycles May Be Used Against You.

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 8:39 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,092


I found those apps very useful during my decade of infertility and pregnancy loss. I hope women can continue to use these tools without fear of prosecution. I was an "idiopathic habitual aborter" (unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss). In some cases my body couldn't resolve the threat (par...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 03 Jul 2022, 8:23 am 

Replies: 93
Views: 2,764


Unbelievable. Something that happens naturally (for a non-viable pregnancy or in cases of maternal physical or mental hardships) and the US has outlawed our right to assist. I myself have had pregnancies endanger my life multiple times which required intervention (TCM or medical). Without abortions,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Female Protective effect?

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 5:17 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 496


Hmmm. Well, my family bucks that theory. Autism in most the women and girls, none in the men or boys (including my own children). So I am more Autistic than my male peer and paid less? Crap.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you go to Uni/College, what did you study?

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,016


I studied Electrical Engineering at a top U.S. university. I was middle of my class due to managing a myriad of life demands all at once. I did not know I was Autistic, but in retrospect I got accommodations (e.g. test retake in quiet room, extra time on project) with tears and begging. My self-conf...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The consequences of “medical misogyny“ for autistic women

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 832


I'm in a mopey mood today, so am not the Change today. Maybe other days. I reached crisis before 20; I'm glad to be here. My female cousin reached crisis in her late 20s; I am sad she's not here to talk about it. We both sought help again and again - we were both intelligent and well-behaved - we we...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 751


Misslizard wrote:
Actually I feel better now that all that estrogen isn’t surging around.

My older cousins says she is similarly relieved. I've read that estrogen contributes to anxiety - I could do without surges of that.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: anxiety and aspergers

 Post subject: Re: anxiety and aspergers
Posted: 18 Jun 2022, 2:50 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,081


I didn't know I was anxious b/c it was all quite normal to me. A provider enrolled me in an intensive outpatient program for anxiety and I learned quite a bit. I now am more aware of my physical symptoms, I am empowered to face my concerns, ride the waves of emotions and have tools for self-care, I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Harming ones self

 Post subject: Re: Harming ones self
Posted: 16 Jun 2022, 8:16 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 370


Sorry for your pain (emotional and perhaps now physical). I am familiar with that form of relief from decades past. I discovered a book about EFT (tapping) and that got me through some rough times. Recently I'm doing EMDR to address big feelings and sensory regulation tools. A friend of mine will ho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weaknesses or strengths?

Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 379


jimmy m wrote:
...He said I am beginning a new type of class called intensive Russian. Anyone who signs up to this class, I will guarantee an automatic minimum of a B grade for participating.

My hand was raised so quickly in the air, it might have created a windstorm.

LOL. Did you get a B?

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 751


Oh, how cute... and functional. :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Alcohol and Autism

 Post subject: Re: Alcohol and Autism
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 10:34 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,245


I am very sensitive, and learned early that alcohol impacted me quickly and negatively (I don't generally like the loss of control and it upsets my stomach). I was a teetotaler until during a decade-long medical hardship, two doctors(!) told me to drink. I tried it out in moderation: I have one smal...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weaknesses or strengths?

Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 10:26 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 379


I would say it's a difference. In some situations (quick) it's a difficulty and in other situations (quality) it's a strength. My therapist says I focus on parts (what studies currently call "weak central coherence theory") and then when I get to the whole ---which I do eventually---, I ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Processing Delay

 Post subject: Re: Processing Delay
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 10:07 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 384


^^ NT responses like that are illogical to me. If you say you have a high IQ - good for you! I might feel sorry for myself relative to that area (which is my problem), but not offended. ---I have a friend who mentions her MBA at any chance. I see this as her wanting it to gain recognition and respec...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 9:30 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 751


A "usb fan" --- I am imagining a little fan that plugs into the computer. Yes, no? Also could be used in the car or any power outlet with a usb adapter. Temperature regulation. I wonder that it degrades with age, much less with other conditions such as you mentioned. My 8yo must have very ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Hot flashes

 Post subject: Re: Hot flashes
Posted: 10 Jun 2022, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 751


So sorry for the discomfort, and lack of company for the misery. I read a book on menopause and it manifests differently in different cultures. Are the differences genetic and/or cultural? Some cultures don't even have a word for a hot flash. Menopause is in some cultures is associated instead with ...
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