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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Believe i was just misdiagnosed

Posted: 09 May 2023, 7:46 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,423


thank you!!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Believe i was just misdiagnosed

Posted: 09 May 2023, 7:33 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,423


it was 3 hours long, including having me describe a story book with no letters. a few pictures of scenerios (looked like something for children) and asking me a few general questions. they said they followed the dm-5. they were very polite but it didn't feel solid. it felt incomplete (like there was...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: In one word, how do you feel right now?

Posted: 09 May 2023, 5:45 pm 

Replies: 25,898
Views: 842,502


determined

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Believe i was just misdiagnosed

Posted: 09 May 2023, 4:17 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,423


After living with myself for over 40 years, do major research, and getting specific comments from drs, i took an evaluation from a university. they concluded from their research that i not only showed signs of what they were looking for but not even on the spectrum. I provided research, lists, very ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I might have ADHD as well

Posted: 09 May 2023, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,543


So i received a call from the evaluation and was told they did not see me on the spectrum at all. I 100% disagree and though i may be very difficult to identify, i provided paper work and plenty of proof that i was at least on the spectum. I'm pursuing an adhd evaluation to perhaps add clarity, but ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is it limerence??

 Post subject: Re: is it limerence??
Posted: 05 May 2023, 11:41 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 629


hey thanks! i traced back through my life and i've experienced this with so many people on different intensity levels. i think i'm going document that for my own sake

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is it limerence??

 Post subject: is it limerence??
Posted: 04 May 2023, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 629


I just left a job that was way too stressful and over stimulating. my saddest feeling about it is not seeing a co-worker (whom ive probably talk to for 10 minutes in about 4-5 years.) he befriended me after my mother died and i started a job at his location. It's always been fairly surface as far as...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can a Shutdown affect my singing?

Posted: 30 Apr 2023, 12:53 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 372


ok thank you i will

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can a Shutdown affect my singing?

Posted: 25 Apr 2023, 9:30 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 372


i've had both a bad bad cold and a significant shutdown to where i couldn't talk fluently. the cold is healed but my coordination vocally is extremely out of wack. it's as if i am either too weak or my voice mechanics has become malfunctioned. i've been singing for 20 plus years and my vocal cords a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Recent Shutdown

 Post subject: Re: Recent Shutdown
Posted: 18 Apr 2023, 12:15 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,040


I think I experience partial shutdowns. Usually it happens at work when I get severely overloaded. Here's how I'm defining these experiences right now: Severe overload: being extremely irritable, feeling sick & just overwhelmed in general. Still able to talk to customers and may be able to appe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Recent Shutdown

 Post subject: Re: Recent Shutdown
Posted: 18 Apr 2023, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,040


Recidivist wrote:
BreathlessJade wrote:
is that common?


I usually post this link when someone questions shutdowns as it's usually insightful.

https://everything2.com/user/Zifendorf/ ... s/shutdown

i'll check it out thank you!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Recent Shutdown

 Post subject: Recent Shutdown
Posted: 13 Apr 2023, 11:58 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,040


I've learned theres a difference between a burnout and and a shutdown/meltdown. I recently had a shutdown after being so anxious. with tomorrow's evaluation coming up, it's just been so much on my mind. last week i got so overwhelmed i had to lay on the floor in fetal position on living room floor. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speech difficulties

 Post subject: Re: Speech difficulties
Posted: 08 Apr 2023, 9:44 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 877


ok so i watched a video called "speech example of apraxia of speech" on youtube and most of of the things i can do, but went it goes to the rapid "ka ka ka ka...." i can do it first then i get light headed and my speech seems to stray. do you think that i might have a minor case ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speech difficulties

 Post subject: Re: Speech difficulties
Posted: 08 Apr 2023, 9:31 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 877


i'll watch thanks. i recently had a melt down and lost motor skills and verbal skills. they have pretty much returned. speech is a big off still. this first happened 1 am last night Headache Stress & Meltdown loss of full bodily control loss of fluent speech I originally thought it might be isch...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speech difficulties

 Post subject: Re: Speech difficulties
Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 877


cool09 wrote:
I stopped talking when I was 13. Didn't talk for 5 years. I was dissociating and was very detached from myself and my speech.

i hope you got the support you deserved

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speech difficulties

 Post subject: Re: Speech difficulties
Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 4:49 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 877


Speech is physically laborious for me. I'm aware of every movement in my mouth and face. I'm so "in my head" that it feels almost like dissociation to speak. oh my yes! i feel everything too. know with it also feels like...it feels like half of my body is trying to stop the other half tal...
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