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It occurred to me that since the DSM5 was updated to merge "Asperger's" into ASD, to use the term Aspie will eventually become confusing and obsolete.
Should we adopt a more current term so youngsters or more recent diagnosees can more easily carry the torch? or would it just muddy the waters and make things more confusing?
How about "autie" or something like "ottie". Of course the former would require a bit less explaining, but maybe more explaining would be a good thing?
Is this a crappy idea? I'm sure this is probably flawed for some reason, but I'm just wingin' it here. The thought just popped into my head today and I can't get it out. Duh.
That is all.
My family has a rich and sordid history of mental illness which makes life challenging. Unfortunately, I got the double dose, seeing as I am both Autistic and suffer from mental illness. Things took a turn for the worse last week. I started hearing voices and having racing thoughts and I would turn my head to see who spoke but nobody would be there. At first I thought it must be my imagination but I kept hearing my name being called and nobody's there.
So I had the dreaded conversation with my psychiatrist. At least schizophrenia generally develops much earlier in life. She was worried that it could be a mild onset of dementia. So, I've had Risperdal added to my antidepressant. My doc said it could take a couple of days to get to full therapeutic effect. The good news is that the thoughts have slowed down some, and knock on wood, I haven't heard any voices today.
This is truly frightening but I have a history of head injury and maybe life has caught up with me. My doc explained...
I am turning towards people with similar experience.
Is it possible to get an Aspie back if you're willing to amend for your mistakes, become better and have acknowledged and apologized for your wrong behavior?
The aspie has stated that she can no longer be part of the relationship, but would still like us to be friends & do activities together, have conversations.
She has also added that maybe in the future we may fall back together.
Is it possible that she changes her mind or her asperger wouldn't permit?
I would appreciate for honest feedback and with examples if possible.
Lately I've been thinking about it a lot. I don't have any friends, any family, anyone special. Also, I don't feel entitled to have any friends, family or SO. No-one owes me anything. Also, I love myself in a lot of ways so don't give me the I need to love myself bullshit. I really don't see a reason to be alive if everyday is just the same and there is no motivating love factor.
I am going to share something very personal. I hope that y'all will be kind.
I went to a therapist after not having seen one since college. I have seen two in my life, but I was unable to open up to either of them due to my past history of abuse. I was hoping that after all these years maybe I could actually open up in therapy. I also have a long history of depression, but I can no longer take anti- depressants because when I finally found one that worked after trying about 15 or twenty different ones, The Effexor not only stopped working but it made me suicidal. I mean I seriously considered walking out in front of an 18 wheeler that would go by my busy road daily.
Well, I made an appointment to see a therapist and I was trying to process my life so that I could learn to make better choices. My therapist, a woman had been in the military (which she made a point of telling me on several occasions) She would go from being nice and warm to strongly confrontational and even mocking...
Sometimes, I'll make up words that seem to sound better to me than the actual words for things. Often they are rhythmical in nature.
When I was a child I gave things in the home, their own names, that sounded better than the actual words, which at times I found hard to say.
So, for example burners on a stove became 'rounders,' pet rabbits became 'bounders.' Even siblings names were changed to become easier to say. People might think of them as nicknames.
Have you or did you create words that seem more appropriate to you? Or do you call things by other names?
Have you ever wondered if people notice you have autism?
I've always wondered this, especially when there are certain people who I see every day.
I kind of think there might be one or two at work who suspect me, but sadly it's the kind of thing that will have to remain a mystery for now.
I'm curious about what other people think of me, but it's like forbidden knowledge unless I ask them, which isn't usually a good idea.
I’m feeling very out of sort since yesterday. My sibling and I went further Christmas shopping, and I found that a little overwhelming. This is not a complaint about Christmas or Christmas shopping, I find it stressful but a lot of people do anyway. What really affected me was that the realization that I’m virtually socially awkward and isolating myself. Obviously, I know that this is down to my AS but it still doesn’t make this easier. I was wearing suitable clothing choices for the weather, plus I’m still sick, so chose to wear a hat. I look a bit stupid in a hat, but at least I was warm. I went into a shop to get some items for my parents, and felt very intimidated by the cashier. I can’t deal with people asking me something (very quickly in talking) and I don’t know if I’m perceiving it wrong (probable) but I felt that the cashier judged me and was like” what the fudge is wrong with her” when I turned to get my sibling to translate what the woman had said. It wouldn’t have...
IF I get to bed at my usual time, 11pm, I will wake up around 7am. If this is the case I will enjoy my morning. If I happen to fall asleep during the day, meaning taking a nap, I won't be able to sleep until dawn the next morning and sleep until 2pm in the afternoon. If I sleep more than 10 hours I will get angina and headaches during the evening. Your risk of health problems increases with oversleeping just as they would with sleeping too little. I try to sleep no more than 8 hours and no less.
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