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08 Jan 2015, 12:52 pm

YOU PEOPLE!! WHY DO YOU REJECT YOURSELVES!!

Sure, Asperger's/Autism may have some parts to it that we suffer from but honestly, what you're actually doing is rejecting yourself. I have faults. Some are due to my Asperger's. Some are common to all humans but to reject myself and basically want a (metaphorical) part of my brain cut out that holds my Aspie bits, I wouldn't be me anymore and I like me.

To me, it'd be like having an arm or a leg taken off.

Even NT's have troubles in life. Our troubles may be different but they're no more painful to us than other peoples' pain is to them.

Get rid of your ASD and you'll find life is still full of problems. You may get different problems but if there's one thing that's guaranteed while you're alive, that's you'll have problems.

Better the beast you know!


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08 Jan 2015, 1:26 pm

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I know I will be seen as unpopular here for raising this issue, but I have recently heard of Australian trials for transcranial magnetic stimulation - from what I have heard, it can get the social functioning parts of the brain to NT-approximate levels. I myself am going to volunteer for the trials if I can be accepted, in the interests of science. If it works, I will in theory become an NT. If it doesn't work, well, that's a risk I'm willing to take.

Yes, that makes me a heretic curebie in some of your eyes. I prefer to take a more open-minded view of the subject. If it can make me function better in this NT world, then so be it. Call me what you will, but if I am accepted for adult trials of the tech, I will be most grateful.

I do not care if it isn't politically correct. It's what I want. If this cure helps ease the journey of an already difficult life, so be it.


This has been done before, and it doesn't turn you NT, it just improves some things and might damage some others, don't think the later has been studied enough.


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03 Feb 2016, 10:21 pm

...How did this resolve ? Did it ?



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04 Feb 2016, 12:50 am

...If I was " cured " , what ? What would it add to my life ? Would a mother-type/game show host appear and say ,d " Now that you're a GOOD BOY , you GET..."' and I'd...What ? Have some additional , Loving , family appear I ut of nowhere ? Have at least some of the "" stuff " I've lost over the years turn up again ? Have more of a social life ? Not be homeless ?
I did seize on the " Aspie " identity , it seemed to explain some things about me...It didn't really get me immediate friends :(
I'm not , I suppose , the most immediately " Aspie "-acting person , partly because I wasn't raised with that as something I was tagged as , but sometimes people meeting me w/out that description see me as some kind of - " odd " , whatever...So ???????????



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04 Feb 2016, 1:00 am

It's 100% the fault of NTs that people feel the need to change who they are. They use their supremacy to make us believe there is something wrong with having autism and being NT is better. I refuse to give in to that.


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20 Jun 2016, 2:21 pm

Exactly. Love me, love my Asperger's. If it's what you want, fine, that's your choice, your business but I couldn't do it.

I think that even without Asperger's, I'd still be misanthropic. I just don't like people.


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20 Jun 2016, 2:52 pm

Good Luck.
I will keep my jury vote out. I can't see a one size fits all since all versions are caused by different things.
Otherwise it could cure migraines and Alzheimer's too .

I don't think I would. Full MRI's are already horrific for me and almost always trigger seizures ans migraines. I can't see my tolerance raise for similar procedures.

and at my age I think my Aspie habits would stay after so many years.

But I am not against curing autism symptoms for those that can be cured as long as "they" don't expect it to work on all and start refusing to accept when it does not and call the treatment failures fake.


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21 Jun 2016, 12:00 am

Crion87, I wish you the very best. Good on you! :D

I am very interested to hear how this goes, and hopeful that if this works it also becomes available as a treatment for ASD in the US.


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21 Jun 2016, 3:30 am

Its been 6 years since the OP posted so it might be a while till you get a response. :wink:



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21 Jun 2016, 7:40 am

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How is this thread still alive?


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21 Jun 2016, 8:52 am

John Elder Robison wrote a book about his experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation called "Switched On".

He has couple of active Facebook pages.

TMS is not a cure and he says that frequently.


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21 Jun 2016, 9:28 am

Godspeed



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21 Jun 2016, 9:34 am

TomS wrote:
Its been 6 years since the OP posted so it might be a while till you get a response. :wink:


:wink:

It doesn't bother me that someone would change their mental state.

It does bother me that they can't describe this condition, which they're trying to treat.