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Almost diagnosed

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ImSensing, May 6, 2019.

  1. ImSensing

    ImSensing Active Member

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    Greetings from the world I already belonged to. For me, that means sensory issues with sights and sounds. Difficulty starting and maintaining friendships.
    I am in my 30s and finally found a therapist that has identified what’s been going all my life. I’ll be officially diagnosed in June.
    I tried masquerading as a NT for so long.... until the years of ANXIETY and depression wore on me for too long, that everything else began to break down, too.
    I realize no one was really listening to me before. Maybe this is finally a place where people will understand.
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Congratulations and Welcome!
     
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  3. ImSensing

    ImSensing Active Member

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    Thanks Fino
     
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  4. Sarah S

    Sarah S Well-Known Member

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    Belive me know the feeling of finally get the who am i and why am i puzzle peaces together so congrats indeed . & Warm welkome to the forum
     
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    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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  6. Monachopia

    Monachopia ...spiral out... keep going.

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    Welcome! Like yourself I also was diagnosed in my 30's after a life of complete confusion and difficulties in maintaining or even initiating relationships with other people... But it never went right and as a consequence severe anxiety and depression plagued all my life... This forum has provided a huge support network and a way to understand what is going on. The people here are lovely, I hope you find what you are looking for :)
     
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  7. Garry jackson

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    Well done Fino im in my 40s and waiting for 'official' diagnosis but teams are indicating for me its high likelihood ASD/ADHD. Now looking into what this means it pretty much explains everything that has happened my life eventually broke down too as I tried to behave like a NT. Welcome !!!
     
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    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Already said it, but I'll say it again :D

    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)

    This is a fantastic place, lots of very friendly people, many with great advice. I'm sure you'll fit right in :)
     
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  9. Nitro

    Nitro Admin/Immoral Turpitude Staff Member Admin V.I.P Member

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    Hi ImSensing

    welcome to af.png
     
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    Hello, Im Sensing, and welcome. I'm glad your therapist is familiar to realize it. When I first figured it out with myself, I had my GP set up an appointment for me and they sent me to a psychiatrist. When I said I'm 59 and still don't know how to make friends - his response was that sometimes people just don't click. Ugh!! I knew then that he'd be no help and I actually got teary eyed because I knew he wasn't going to understand. He put me on an antidepressant and set up visits with the therapist. Therapists are much better listeners. I brought a book about autism and had marked the pages that I felt described me - almost every page had a marker sticking out. She set me up with a specialist that diagnosed me.
    You will definitely find understanding here - it's a great place to be part of. :)
     
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  12. ImSensing

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    Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry that you’re diagnosis has been given later in life too, but also glad someone finally validated you! You are obviously persistent, that’s great. Thank you for the welcome here. I look forward to learning.
     
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  13. AuBurney Tuckerson

    AuBurney Tuckerson ~GigglesTheAutisticHyena~

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    Yes, welcome.