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Before I was diagnosed, I had reasonable confidence in my ability to interact socially, although I was constantly frustrated at how others seem to 'get it' and I seemed to be missing something and didn't know why. But I knew how to behave in the various scenarios of my work and personal life. Alcohol was very helpful (up to a point!) with socializing. A crutch, I hate to admit.
People with whom I share my diagnosis are usually surprised, 'you seem perfectly normal to me' reactions. But not always. Some people have been honest saying 'that explains why you say strange and unexpected things sometimes,' which I appreciate.
I've lost most of my self-confidence in social situations as a result of this. I'm no longer comfortable around people, even people I know fairly well, except my closest friends. I wonder if I've misread people all this time. I no longer feel assured that my 'pre-programming' of social scenarios is sound and effective. Sort of like back to Square 1! Can anyone...
Have a letter from my "wonderful" dr to see a psychiatrist and hope to get an official diagnosis for social anxiety. No point in trying for aspergers, since, here in France, they do not recognise it as authentic.
If I can get an official diagnosis, then I can apply for financial aid and even the chance of someone taking me shopping or sitting in the dr's surgery.
I used to be so ashamed of this; still feel it when have to do things on my own, but less shame talking about it, since a sort of friend said that there is nothing to be ashamed of and for some reason, that truly has helped me to see it as a disability, rather than something thing that I am weak in. Oh, of course I am, but in truth, I do try to push myself; just doesn't work.
If a place is familiar, I am just about ok.
I have serious hyperactivity. I always have. I would bang my head (into soft things) and could not sit at all.
Now I cannot get that feeling out. Here is my routine.
I will wake up and run for an hour and walk for an hour. then I hit THREE gyms because I am embarrassed. So I will do two or three hours at the first and maybe one hour at the others.
My body gives out before I do. I literally did 135 pull ups in an hour and half and injured my arms but I was ready for more. I had to stop pullups for months because I had muscle trauma. I almost gave myself rahbdomyolisis or whatever that is called.
If it is a holiday I am pacing like an animal and crying me eyes out and hysterical. This is NOT an eating disorder, it's literally me climbing out of my skin.
I have tried meds. I have many paradoxical reactions and anaphylaxis , etc. I would like to be able to sit through a movie without feeling like I want to pound the living sh*t out of my arms and legs and getting up and like...
Does anyone have any other mental conditions besides Aspergers?
What are they?
What meds and dosages do you take?
I am officially diagnosed with Aspergers and schizo-affective disorder and also have social anxiety, depression, agoraphobia I currently take 15mg of adderal, 4mg of abilify along with 20mg of prozac
Do you find any of them are working?
The only ones I find that work are adderal and maybe abilify, but I am unsure about that.
Sorry this is in the wrong section, please move. I would do it, but do not know how, thanks.
Hi my name is Clint, I was hoping that someone on this forum might be able to help me with figuring out what employment I should consider and if I should go to school, along with what I should study. I just don't know where to start in order to figure this out.
I am a quite person that is shy and doesn't talk that much. I have Aspergers and schizo-affective disorder along with anxieties and depression. I am on disability but feel I could do better. please ask some questions that you feel might help me in the right direction.
So far I have an appointment with a employment agency in which specializes in helping people with learning disabilities. I want to be prepared so they can best help me.
As for my studying, I am interested in what would best help me, help myself with my aspergers such as body language/emotions/understanding people and life in general.
So I'm almost 25, and I'm a virgin, who's never kissed a girl, and the only girlfriend I've had was in name only when I was 15, I was a social out class in highschool, when others were experimenting with how the whole dating thing works so I never really got the chance to learn, and now that I am more socially mature and out in the real world I have no idea where to even start.
My main concern is I want to have a family some day and I'm not getting any younger. At my age I might not necessarily be expected to be married and on my way, but to at least be somewhat experienced with dating.
I'm thinking of trying a dating website, but even then I have to put myself out there and know how to court someone, it seems intimidating and I feel like it will be so embarrassing to bring up to a woman my lack of experience in every aspect of dating.
Any aspies with relationship experience who can give me some advice on how to approach this mine field? and please no cliches like "be yourself"
I'm NT dating an aspie for about 7 months, although we've known each other for years as friends. I understood there would be challenges dating him, however even having been friends with him and knowing his tendencies couldn't have prepared me.
To start, the beginning of our relationship was quite full of sex and intimacy. He is probably a bit more comfortable on this level than some aspies (at least as far as I've read so far). He fell into a pretty heavy depression several months ago that has spiraled pretty severely the past couple months. No sex, which is mostly fine, but then now no cuddling. He'll allow me to cuddle him but doesn't really reciprocate. He's been pretty deep into video games as well, which I'm really understanding about and rarely ever ask him to deviate from that unless i've specifically asked for plans otherwise ahead of time.
So even knowing as much as I know about aspergers and him and his behaviors in general, I'm having a really difficult time with his...
When I wrote essays my hand hurt a lot because I have the habit of pressing the pen down very hard. I really hated writing that every time I was in Yeshiva Darchei Torah, I was dreaming about a school that all the writing was done on computers and the teachers were able to see everybody’s work as easily (or better) as it was with writing on worksheets.
That dream became a reality when my mother introduced me to another school, called YALA, for an interview. How it works in YALA is that everybody has an iPad and everybody’s iPad gets mirrored onto the smartboard so the teacher gets to see what everybody is doing and also mirror corrections and other stuff to the iPad. Unfortunately, all the principals left and was replaced with new principals that didn’t know that much about computers and smartboards. When I came to YALA the next year (I was coming out of 10th grade from Yeshiva Darchei Torah) I was expecting the same thing as what they did last year in YALA. I was very upset that...
My 8 year old sister, who I call Cutie, used to be so so cute 5 years ago. She is still cute but the problem is that she's trying to hide it. I say to Cutie "Don't worry, Cutie! You're still cute!" and she responded back "I don't want to be cute". Other times she ignores me completely. Is there any way that I can convince Cutie to remain being cute?
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