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05 Dec 2018, 6:36 pm

I was diagnosed with muscle weakness/problems I continue to have to this day. Doing an internet search I even found a good article: http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2017/03 ... m.html?m=1

Anyway my messed up muscles lead to not being able to lift heavy objects, I cannot run, etc... But I do have the hyperflexable joint thing. Is this more evidence I could have an ASD or does this problem show up in other places too?


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05 Dec 2018, 11:30 pm

It is more common in autism and so is hypertonia. But can exist for many reasons, by itself, brain damage, genetic defects ect.
I myself am very inflexible and as a child could honestly barely raise my legs.
My joints are both hyper flexible and have this painful habit of dislocating.


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06 Dec 2018, 8:07 am

I'm not sure if it's more common with people on the spectrum but due to my MARFAN's Syndrome, my limbs are a lot longer than normal and that spreads whatever muscle mass I have over a much bigger area.


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06 Dec 2018, 2:51 pm

How did your psychiatry appointment go - did you decide to bring up the autism evaluation?

To answer your question about further evidence of ASD, hypotonium is a weak contributor to a diagnosis. It's more like a co-morbid or often-associated feature, not a defining feature. That's my take on it, anyway. Similar to IBS - could be related to ASD but many other people have it too.


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06 Dec 2018, 4:07 pm

The psychatrist insists I have schizoaffective.


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06 Dec 2018, 11:34 pm

I have muscle weakness, chronic fatigue caused by a rare genetic bone and neurological disease but I also am really skinny, especially my arms and am unablenti gain weight really which arent symptoms of my genetic disease. I don't know if they are associated with autism or not. My genetic disease, MHE is though, even though it is really rare(1 in 50,000)

Arganger wrote:
My joints are both hyper flexible and have this painful habit of dislocating.

EDS?


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