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langdon_82
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20 Sep 2009, 5:04 pm

Hello board, this for obvious reasons is my first post, and what better place to say a few words about myself.

I recently stumbled upon the words Asperger Syndrome and did not know the meaning, one google search later, a wikipedia read, and a realization that I may or may not have this, as I have never been diagnosed as I am 27 years old. I kept reading the symptoms and many of them were right on target while other ones, seemed to not fit.

My AS seems to come in waves as I have learned to deal with many of the symptoms due to my military background. I learned that when I joined the military I was quite different, but thought that it was a simple lack of common sense, due to me being book smart and generally very intelligent, needless to say I was dumb when it came to many things, I learned very quickly many of the skills I needed to interact in a teamwork environment, I was an infantry soldier, and teamwork is essential in accomplishing the mission.

I am the guy that has all the useless information in the group, or the answer to most peoples questions, as I seem to collect facts and information in my repotoire of knowledge. When I was young I spend most of my time correcting peoples use of dictionary words, and usage. I did not see others reactions until I grew up a little , and realized it was rude to do it all the time.

I also just thought that I was a loner due to that just being the way I am, or the result of environmental influences of growing up in a broken home, many of my syptoms I believed were caused by the outside of influence of events happening in ones life. I still believe many of those things shape our beliefs and reactions to many things, but now I reallize it is actually shared with some of the AS .

What I mean by my symptoms coming in waves is: At times the symptoms are more pronounced than at other times, sometimes I interact socially with absolutely no awkwardness at all even with a decent sense of humor and communication, at other times it hits me and there is awkwardness where I just feel uncomfortable.

Relationship wise: Here is the tricky part: I have had many good relationships that seem to go awry due to one reason or another. However I have had good interaction and relationships, my main thing in a relationship is topics and general things to talk about, only in waves though, I sometimes have a good sense of humor in relationships as well. I am here for help with the community, because I now have a fiance, that loves me so much , and I know I love her, but I feel my indifference and lack of empathy in many situations will cause problems. On top of that she is pregnant and I want things to be better.

Also I feel that many of these things that just through the realization and acceptance of these deficits that they can be remedied to an extent. I brought up AS to her and told her I experience light syptoms which is not entirely true all the time, she agrees with some of the symptoms though.

Alright I guess I have a lot to talk about that can be saved for many more specific topic sections than just the introduction, but I guess that is another one of my things, I give a lot of information on things that I want to get out, and other times not enough information.



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20 Sep 2009, 5:12 pm

Hi, welcome to our little forum :D


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20 Sep 2009, 5:25 pm

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20 Sep 2009, 5:31 pm

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20 Sep 2009, 5:54 pm

Thanks everyone , does my intial post sound like what everyone else goes through or feels like?



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20 Sep 2009, 6:03 pm

Yeah I can identify with a lot of the things you've said. AS does seem to come in waves - and you have good days where you can almost imagine you're like everyone else, and then WHAM! The next day is a bad day when you don't want to talk to anyone and feel like a total social failure.

Anyway, welcome to WP. You'll definitely learn a lot more about AS just by posting here. 8)


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20 Sep 2009, 9:47 pm

Nice to meet you, langdon_82, and welcome to the WP neighborhood.


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21 Sep 2009, 1:47 am

Hi langdon_82 ,

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Thanks everyone , does my intial post sound like what everyone else goes through or feels like?


    I think you will be amazed by the similarities most of us share with your initial post,
    feel free to browse around, the similarities are stronger than the differences.