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EvilMonkey2007
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04 Feb 2008, 3:51 pm

Hi everyone.
I've read the wikipedia page and other descriptions, and i match with, at least, half of the symptoms. but how i know for sure?

I'm in my late twenties. I have a huge problem socializing with others. I haven't been able to establish meaningful long term friendships. Lots of people find me awkward or/and boring. I have really few friends and most of them I knew them quite recently. I´m sick and tired of feeling lonely.
I'm close to turning 30 and I feel I haven't lived my life. The people I know are starting to get married of having kids.

I'm a workholic, i work 8 hours at my regular job then I come home and I continue to work in my own projects. I can define myself as obsesive-compulsive too (other people have).
I usually live in a state of anxiety. I must have had about 10 nights of good sleep in the past 15 years.

I live in constant fear of losing the few people I have in my life. That I will say something to them that will offend them deeply. I have done that too. And the worst part I didn't realize. Someone else got to tell me. I didn't have a clue. Now I wonder how many people I must have offended through the years and nobody was there to warm me. That would explain a lot of things.

I heard of this condition for the first time in the show Boston Legal. Though that character, Jerry, resembles nothing like me, I got curious about the disease/conditions and I started researching in the Internet. That's when some things started me to strike as familiar, as I started to put my memories in context. Comments I received all through my life:
-Hey, you talk weird!! (or you use funny words)
-Why do you have to do those funny noises?
-You are talkin too loud. (or You are so intense when you talk. You said things which such passion and security)

And I wasn't talking about ideals or other stuff someone could actually talk with passion. We were talking regular stuff.

I always tended to explain each and every sentence with a rational explations.
-Hey, you talk weird!! (or you use funny words)
- It's because I was raised by old parents which use another type of vocabulary.
-Why do you have to do those funny noises?
- My throat itches..
-You are talkin too loud. (or You are so intense when you talk. You said things which such passion and security)
- It's because I'm little deaf. Or I can't hear your voice clearly.

The thing is I've got my ears checked some ears ago and they couldn´t find the reason I didn´t comprehend some people when they where talking. They said my hearing was perfectly fine.
Regarding my health I can say I´m pretty healthy. Besides one or two attacks of flu each year and some dust and polen allergy, I'm perfectly fine.

I could continue with other stories or a further description, but I don't want to bore you with my problems.
I hope I haven't offended anyone with my letter.

Thank you all for your time.



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04 Feb 2008, 4:02 pm

Welcome EvilMonkey2007! :)

You might have some sort of audio processing disorder. I have a hard time understanding people sometimes (especially on the phone), though I don't know if it qualifies as that.


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04 Feb 2008, 4:05 pm

Welcome to WP!


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04 Feb 2008, 4:30 pm

First of all to find out if you have it or not, the first step is to take the online aspie quizzes. www.rdos.net for one.


And the next step, seeing a doctor who specializes in it. He or she can tell you if you have it or not.



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04 Feb 2008, 5:02 pm

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04 Feb 2008, 6:07 pm

Hi and welcome to the aspie community..


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04 Feb 2008, 8:51 pm

welcome :D


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05 Feb 2008, 12:52 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet!


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05 Feb 2008, 9:14 pm

Thanks guys for the support. I really appreciate it!! !
I followed the tip from Spokane_Girl and i took the test from that site and another site I found.
First time I took them I tested negative in both of them.
The second time I responded like when I was a teenager. It came to me that I changed part of my behaviour through the years. (15 minutes later, I read that also)
That's when I tested positive and kind-of positive.
Nevertheless I want to talk to an specialist to confirm this diagnosis.

To tell you the truth, I feel kind of uneasy. I don't want people to think I'm an hypocondriac.
However I know I'm not making up this stuff. In fact, as days goes by, a LOT of things in my life are starting to make sense.
If i really end up being an aspie, I wish I would´ve known 10 years earlier... It would've saved me a lot of grief.