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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by cmarie, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. cmarie

    cmarie New Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm Crystal! I believe I have Aspergers. I am not yet diagnosed but have an appointment with my family doctor on Tuesday to speak to him about wanting to get tested. It wasn't until recently that I learned about Aspergers. As I read and learn more about Asperger in a way I feel happy and relieved. Its kind of like a big weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

    Ever since I was a kid I thought I was just a weirdo who didnt fit in anywhere. I have never come across anyone like me so I have always felt so alone. I'm excited to get tested, scared but mostly excited! I feel like I need this in order to grow. I've been so bad lately that I rarely leave my house. I hate going to stores I rarely go unless I am forced and if I do go I cant go alone. I feel much better when I go with someone. If I have no choice but to go alone I usually sit in the car for a long time talking my self into going in until I finally do. Does anyone else feel like that??

    I'm just very excited about getting diagnosed and no longer feeling alone. That I'm not just a weirdo but there's an actual name for the way I am and that there's a lot of other people that are like me ! ...and If I dont get diagnosed with Aspergers I'll be pretty upset. I'll just feel lost again..
     
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    Warmheart Something nerdy this way comes V.I.P Member

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    Welcome, cmarie! :)
     
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    cmarie New Member

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Hiya! This is defiantly the place to fobs people who sit around talking to themselves for nerves
     
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    Hi Cmarie. Welcome to AF!!!

    It was nice that you came to chat today. I am sure you will find this site to be a great resource. There is lots of good information here, along with friendly people.

    Before you see your Dr. You might want to look up autism specialists in your area. Non-specialists very often misdiagnose people who have Autism/Aspergers. If you have your specialist picked out before you see your Dr. and ask for a referral, it will be easier to get to see a specialist.
     
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    Hi there
     
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    WittyAspie The One And Only V.I.P Member

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    Welcome Crystal! Remember when seeking a diagnosis that Asperger's Syndrome (or autism in general) is just a label. Everyone here is an individual; we just share a lot of the same traits. Getting a diagnosis won't determine who you are. Who you are in perfectly acceptable, with or without the label. I can understand the desire to have a name for your weirdness, but try not to place too much emphasis on how the medical community defines you.
     
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    welcome :)
     
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    Welcome cmarie. I have recently been referred by my doctor for a formal diagnosis but was told to prepare for a long wait. Hope things go well for you.
     
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    Hello cmarie :)