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24 Jan 2007, 12:34 am

I am 46 years old and have been fighting this thing my whole life. I only found out it existed a few years ago and I have been trying to fight it on my own with no success.

I was suicidal since I was 5 until just about a year ago when I took welbutrin for a couple of months. It made me all lethargic so I quit taking it. I was lucky, and the suicidal desires stayed away.

People hate me because of the way I talk. I panic very easily at work, so I do stupid things. And I do not listen.

I am going to start seeing a shrink as soon as I can set up an appointment. :(

I just too the aspie quiz

Version 9
Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your Aspie score: 154 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 27 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie


You have been selected as a candidate for the stim-quiz
The intention of the stim-quiz is to compile a list of stims for professionals working with nonverbal autistics.



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24 Jan 2007, 12:41 am

Welcome to WrongPlanet. :)



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24 Jan 2007, 2:57 am

welcome to wp.

it's not so bad being an aspie, and it's not a curse either. just dial your energies to what you like.


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24 Jan 2007, 3:01 am

Welcome to WP!

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24 Jan 2007, 5:18 am

Hi , and warm welcome to WP.

I was late to Asperger's too (in my 40's)

I think you'll find it helpful and supportive here. :)

Did you choose Dr_Strangelove because you like the film? It's one of my favourites, very funny.



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24 Jan 2007, 6:03 am

Hi Strangelove, I'm Mark. Welcome to the Wrong Planet. I, too, am over 40 but have known about Asperger's for less than a year.



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24 Jan 2007, 11:23 am

Starr wrote:
Hi , and warm welcome to WP.

I was late to Asperger's too (in my 40's)

I think you'll find it helpful and supportive here. :)

Did you choose Dr_Strangelove because you like the film? It's one of my favourites, very funny.


Yeah, it is an awesome movie. When I think about it I am in a constant state of panic. The only thing that changes it that sometimes it is really bad and sometimes not so bad. But, if I am honest with myself I am always fighting panic. What is that all about?



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24 Jan 2007, 11:31 am

Dr_Strangelove wrote:
When I think about it I am in a constant state of panic. The only thing that changes it that sometimes it is really bad and sometimes not so bad. But, if I am honest with myself I am always fighting panic. What is that all about?


Quite a few people on these boards have panic attacks, or generalized anxiety. It could be that we are constantly trying to assess what NT's are saying (intention-wise), or it could be part of the ASpie package.

(BTW, I didn't realize I was an ASpie until I was 49.)


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24 Jan 2007, 11:33 am

Dr_Strangelove wrote:
Starr wrote:
Hi , and warm welcome to WP.

I was late to Asperger's too (in my 40's)

I think you'll find it helpful and supportive here. :)

Did you choose because you like the film? It's one of my favourites, very funny.


Yeah, it is an awesome movie. When I think about it I am in a constant state of panic. The only thing that changes it that sometimes it is really bad and sometimes not so bad. But, if I am honest with myself I am always fighting panic. What is that all about?


I'm not sure Dr_Strangelove, do you feel panic when you are on your own or just when you have to mix with a lot of people, or are in a situation that's new to you? I feel anxious sometimes when I'm in a crowd of people.



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24 Jan 2007, 2:47 pm

Starr wrote:
Dr_Strangelove wrote:
Starr wrote:
Hi , and warm welcome to WP.

I was late to Asperger's too (in my 40's)

I think you'll find it helpful and supportive here. :)

Did you choose because you like the film? It's one of my favourites, very funny.


Yeah, it is an awesome movie. When I think about it I am in a constant state of panic. The only thing that changes it that sometimes it is really bad and sometimes not so bad. But, if I am honest with myself I am always fighting panic. What is that all about?


I'm not sure Dr_Strangelove, do you feel panic when you are on your own or just when you have to mix with a lot of people, or are in a situation that's new to you? I feel anxious sometimes when I'm in a crowd of people.


I am anxious all the time. Moving around (wiggling my feet or clicking a pen) seems to help a bit. It changes to panic when I am confronted with something new, which is pretty frequent. I tried something today. There was an error message at work ( I am a computer programmer, big surprise ) and I started to panic, as usual. Instead of going off half-cocked and making things worse I wrote a document about it. Turns out there was nothing to do.

My folks taught me to stop wiggling, but I think wiggling might be a good thing for me. I am wiggling my legs right now and it feels so good! :oops:



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24 Jan 2007, 2:53 pm

Welcome to Wrongplanet.

Make yourself at home. :) :wink:

Loving your username. 8)

One of my favourite films of all time, it's really funny.



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24 Jan 2007, 3:27 pm

Hi! Welcome!


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24 Jan 2007, 5:34 pm

Dr_Strangelove wrote:
I am anxious all the time. Moving around (wiggling my feet or clicking a pen) seems to help a bit. It changes to panic when I am confronted with something new, which is pretty frequent. I tried something today. There was an error message at work ( I am a computer programmer, big surprise ) and I started to panic, as usual. Instead of going off half-cocked and making things worse I wrote a document about it. Turns out there was nothing to do.

My folks taught me to stop wiggling, but I think wiggling might be a good thing for me. I am wiggling my legs right now and it feels so good! :oops:


Wiggling is good! :) It's called stim or stimming in the AS world. Here's a link to an old thread about it you might find interesting.


http://www.wrongplanet.net/modules.php? ... t=stimming



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24 Jan 2007, 7:05 pm

dr.strangelove, there's no problem to seek help that is why this site was made. shrinks are ok as long as their not screwed up and all. anyway i really sugest focusing your energy to something you like. i do a lot of things to keep my self from self implossion.


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25 Jan 2007, 10:30 am

nickdujunco wrote:
dr.strangelove, there's no problem to seek help that is why this site was made.


S'right! Dr S, if there are a few things that you're wondering about, maybe an idea to post a question in the General Autism Discussion forum. You'll get lots of advice and support, I'm sure.