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IdahoAspie
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11 Feb 2008, 2:36 am

Are consistantly Autistic or does it get worse and better at times?

Sometimes I cannot talk on the phone, or fear the phone. Other times, not problem. I hate snail mail. I cannot seem to do it in a timely fashion. Geesh, it so hard to read mail and respond to it. I would rather build a website than respond to letter in the mail.

So some days I feel worthless, unable to function and respond. Others, I everything is 110% I am sharp, can think, function, and pretty much do everything very easily.

Is this common with all of you? Or are your abilities and inabilities to function the same day to day?



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11 Feb 2008, 2:43 am

I think everybody has this, days where their higher functioning, days where their lower functioning. I know i'm in the same boat as well.


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11 Feb 2008, 2:45 am

Some days it's just unbelieveably pathetic how social I can't be. Other days it's like I'm not even autistic..


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11 Feb 2008, 2:48 am

I just seem to have constant, and very large, fluctuations in ability, as well as tradeoffs from one ability to another. (Like, "Okay, you can either understand your surroundings or move, but not both.")


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11 Feb 2008, 2:49 am

Age1600 wrote:
I think everybody has this, days where their higher functioning, days where their lower functioning. I know i'm in the same boat as well.


Good to know I am not alone here.



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11 Feb 2008, 2:50 am

886 wrote:
Some days it's just unbelieveably pathetic how social I can't be. Other days it's like I'm not even autistic..


Why do you think that is?



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11 Feb 2008, 3:00 am

My boy is like that too. He will have days (not many tho) where he is easy and others where he is tricky.



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11 Feb 2008, 3:44 am

Same here. Does it have something to do with exactly how the blood is flowing through one's brain at the time?


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11 Feb 2008, 10:05 am

My autism used to vary alot before I went on a special diet and took probiotics. It still varies now, just not nearly as much.



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11 Feb 2008, 10:06 am

Age1600 wrote:
I think everybody has this, days where their higher functioning, days where their lower functioning. I know i'm in the same boat as well.


Ditto age1600...


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11 Feb 2008, 10:42 am

agree with Age1600 ( :lol: ) there are days where i am just fine almost normal even! Then there are those days when ohhhhhhhh boy i can be almost low fucntoining, its almost like two different people live inside of me hahahah


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11 Feb 2008, 5:33 pm

I can say that it varies from year to year, too.

Looking back at my life so far, I can see periods when I did better, and times when I did worse.


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11 Feb 2008, 5:37 pm

Yes, definitely.

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11 Feb 2008, 5:41 pm

I don't think so because I've found that I can talk to people a lot more easily now!


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11 Mar 2008, 11:40 am

yes i have days when i feel more low-functioning and days when i feel almost non-autistic



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11 Mar 2008, 12:17 pm

I have days when I skip around, jumping up and down and flapping and days when I just leave with a smile on my face. I have days when I can do a task just perfectly fine, such as that I was helping at a catering last weekend, people all around me chatting in foreign languages and demanding a drink and then I also have days when I keep stopping every few metres in my own house just on my way to the kitchen to get a bloody simple glass.

Some days just feel more autistic than others, mainly when I realise my sensory issues are worse than yesterday. That one I can feel, just because everything is so noisy and fast around me, whereas I have a clear memory of the world going much slower on the day before.

Then I also have days when the world is in unbearable slow motion, but that's just the ADHD days. I wish I'd have these more often, I always risk being killed in traffic because i fail to pay attention, but on the bright side, these days are full of fun, because other people think that being hyperactive means being happy and they get all excited when they are in my presence.