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Okay, so, I really hate having body hair. Here is why:
It's uncomfortable and itchy.
It just traps sweat (especially in the private areas of my body).
It gets all greasy because it traps skin oils, as well.
Not to mention how it feels when some clothes are up against it.
Butt hair (especially between the crack) feels weird.
It's uncomfy and just doesn't feel right.
Armpit hair feels funny when it rubs up against armpit skin.
It doesn't feel comfortable whether or not I'm wearing clothes.
Sometimes when my body hair shifts across my skin, I immediately think a spider or insect is crawling on me (I'm terrified of both).
Feels very strange when it is wet.
If I get a cut or scrape on my legs or arms, the blood can get trapped by it, which is terrible considering how quick blood dries. It's hard to simply wipe dried blood off of body hair, which is also dry. Not to mention some of the blood can get under it.
Pubic hair is unusually much more rough, course, and itchy compared to every...
I saw a neuro therapist on two occasions and then got an appointment to see an expert in autism and saw him twice.
I did the online aspie quiz and then was shown shapes and had to tick which they were and then, emotions on faces and scenarios and had to choose which answer to give each scenario.
Was told that my score was typical for an aspie.
With the expert, he asked me about my childhood and wrote notes and asked my husband what was I like and said that it was clear to him that I have aspergers.
Then, on the final visit, he got me to do a sort of check list. What was I like as a child and so forth and had a choice answer and he based the decision of am I on the spectrum or not on that check list, so I ask myself, WHY DID I HAVE TO GO THROUGH 4 VISITS WITH TWO DIFFERENT EXPERTS, only to discount all of that?
Did anyone else have similar experience?
Oh and all I have is the slip of paper that he did the final score on. No official document.. I just find this weird for some...
Everything I have heard or read about Autism/Aspergers tells me there's "one" symptom that is universal: the inability to understand social norms, emotional reactions and body language/expressions.
I'm not sure how to phrase the questions properly without writing a wall of text, so please ask if you're confused about what I mean.
Is it possible for a person with Aspergers to have behavioral analysis as an interest? To be better than most neurotypical people in reading and predicting behavior and feelings? Excelling in professions like psychiatry, for instance?
I had recently uploaded a video discussing why there should be bans on parents who are raising autistic children to film them having meltdowns then to be shared on social media. I feel that it takes away their privacy and also attracts the wrong attention towards ablest cowards who think these overwhelming situations are actually funny when they're not.
I had also made like an Instagram poster for those who are over sensitive seeing my special effects in my video contents. Since I love animating, this would be very hard for me to back down from this.
I also did have some opinions telling me that some parents need to film their autistic children having their meltdowns as evidence to share with the doctor or any specialist. Usually this is always is kept private and confidential, this would be just like giving urine samples to doctors kind of thing.
Just completed asperger's video assessment, nice lady spent hours on me.
I asked if she thought I had Asperger's and she said it's likely, she has to write up her report.
This is good news for me if so, not bad news.
It explains a lot.
I know people are happy to self diagnose and have their own reasons which is good.
I just wanted to know if the NHS thinks I am an Aspie.
Have you had issues with your voice?
Ex. a somewhat breathy and monotone voice. Do you have or did you have difficulties expressing emotions with your voice?
I find that for many people with ASD these issues are bad habits ie one just need the correct practice and exercices. Don't get me wrong. I am not sure everyone can just practice and get rid of their voice issues. For me it works. I do some exercices with a professional singing teacher and speech therapist.
How did you work with this? What has helped you?
I do not use that site a lot, but when I did go in, they are using guilt trip tactics to induce donations and albeit, it is only 2 euros ( here in France), still, very hesitate to even pay that little amount.
Been reading that they are a huge business and very rich.
Is it a scam or authentic? What are your thoughts on it?
Grade school and high school were painful for me. Lets see, you had kids who thought it was just so funny to yank a chair out from under me while I was sitting down. Others who would put a padlock on my locker so I had to get a janitor to cut it off. I then put a lock of my own in the latch hole but had the inconvience of having to unlock two locks.on the door twice every day. Some tried getting me in trouble by shoving cigarettes up my locker vents. I was and still am both big and strong, but much too slow and clumsy to catch anyone for a physical retaliation, and they well knew this. So I'd get slapped in the head or tripped and they could usually get away. Once I did catch one of them and well did you ever see the film A Christmas Story? It was like that except I beat the kid to a bloody pulp and then beat that bloody pulp into a bloodier pulp. I was lucky to avoid prosecution, and no one cared about the abuse I'd endured for years.
I have no desire to ever see any of these...
As i eat my Birthday Cake today, i contemplate how many feel the need for a diagnosis to justify who they are as a person.
Those words from your doctor "you are AUTISTIC " somehow opens the doors to a world of understanding... and yet I can't accept my shortcomings. It's been many years since i realized I was different, but even now 10 years later I still feel like I have not truly accepted myself and that the diagnosis felt like "You are autistic, so what's next?"
So how does everyone else accept themselves, or does it require acceptance over time?
How am i supposed to accept myself when i feel that others cannot accept me?
Ever since I was little, I have always been ‘spacing out’. My parents would tell me how I’d just sit on a swing, looking at the sky, for long periods of time... just doing nothing. They like to call me a sloth, which I don’t really mind too much.
But lately I’ve been noticing that I ‘space out’ quite a bit. Like, someone will ask me for something, and a minute later I forget it. Usually this happens while I’m doing something, whether it be reading, drawing, watching a video, or when deep in thought. Afterwards, I only remember when I see that person, or some object or word reminds me. I also find that I have a really hard time focusing on two things at once. For example, when I’m watching tv, and someone starts talking, I only hear one or the other. If I focus on the tv, I will only hear that, and vaguely understand what the other person is saying to me. This leads to situations where the other person is mad because I didn’t hear them right.
I also experienced this ‘one way’...
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