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mikehart18
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26 Jan 2009, 5:43 pm

Does anybody here with autism/apsergers get sidetracked when you're supose to do do something important, then go on to do something else?



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26 Jan 2009, 5:58 pm

YES, if i have homework or something im anxious about i will endup finding distractions or making them to delay it kinda self concously



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26 Jan 2009, 6:33 pm

I can't tell you how many times I've started the water to wash dishes only to wander away and start washing clothes or cleaning something else then sit down for a minute and go: "what's that sound? oh MAN!! !" Then I get to turn off the water and mop the floor...., then i realize I didn't actually START the washing machine then I go to sit down to notice that I did vacuum but I left the vacuum cleaner in the middle of the floor.


If it happens often it's called ADD.



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26 Jan 2009, 6:40 pm

Always. It's the rule and not the exception for me.


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26 Jan 2009, 7:44 pm

yep. 8-( JUST TODAY I couldn't do one thing because it required communicating with someone that DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE! When I couldn't reach him, I had to continue on my day and try to keep that task in my mind. I HATED it. I USUALLY forget and, if I don't, I am usually upset and stressed out, like today.



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26 Jan 2009, 8:26 pm

Detren wrote:
I can't tell you how many times I've started the water to wash dishes only to wander away and start washing clothes or cleaning something else then sit down for a minute and go: "what's that sound? oh MAN!! !" Then I get to turn off the water and mop the floor...., then i realize I didn't actually START the washing machine then I go to sit down to notice that I did vacuum but I left the vacuum cleaner in the middle of the floor.


If it happens often it's called ADD.


Oh, that's my life! 8O



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26 Jan 2009, 8:30 pm

It's normal operating practice here.


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26 Jan 2009, 8:32 pm

I get distracted a good bit.


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26 Jan 2009, 9:36 pm

Constantly. And then I can't remember what I was doing in the first place.



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27 Jan 2009, 7:06 am

Yes.


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27 Jan 2009, 7:34 am

all of the time... I can't help it.



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27 Jan 2009, 7:34 am

My attention span scores low. Very low.


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27 Jan 2009, 8:50 am

Yes, all the time. I have a plan for my future to deal with the inability to stay on track, and that would be to get a gf/wife that would keep me focused, as in she wouldn't let me lose focus. Now just to find such a person who is interested in me and that I am aware of.