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Featured I Believe I May Be on the Spectrum... Looking for Advice

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by pymn, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. pymn

    pymn Active Member

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    Hi, thank you so much for the info and welcoming! I do have a cousin who was diagnosed with Aspergers, but everyone else in my family seems to be neurotypical.
     
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    pymn Active Member

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    Also, it is going to drive me up the wall if I don't add to the "violin" discussion. That violin is massive and I believe it would be more accurate to call it a possible viola. Then again, even for a viola that instrument is pretty wack haha :)
    Maybe the guy on the right is doing yoga? Or he's being manipulated by a supernatural force...
     
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    VAW Active Member

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    Hi PYMN, This is just my opinion of course but I think the same as most of the others have answered, if you don't really plan on doing anything about your ASD, and you are getting along fine, I don't think I would get an official diagnosis.
    We had taken my son in when he was about 28, he had such severe anxiety when he was out in public that some of his doctors advised to get him checked out because they thought he had ASD. Funny thing was that all his doctors mentioned that, and sent him to a councilor but she mostly worked with people under 18 but she was sure he had it after some testing of her own but she couldn't diagnose anyone over 18 officially, so we finally got an appointment to have him officially diagnosed but the neuropsychologist wasn't sure he had ASD, she was hesitant to diagnose him with that. She said he doesn't exhibit all the signs of it. In the end she did give him a high end ASD with avoidant personality disorder and high anxiety disorder. He also had other problem which was his UC, and migraines which were so bad he had to be hospitalized. So in order to get him on disability because with everything he had, he couldn't work and provide for himself, so we pursued that which added to his disability. Even when he went in for his review he had to talk to a psychologist who told us she had no problem continuing his disability because of it. She actually felt very sorry for him. I did wonder how all these people felt he had ASD except the one who officially diagnosed him??? This psychologist he had to see for his disability explained to us that it was a vicious circle, because going out caused his UC to become worst and his migraines from the anxiety. If he could function well enough to go out in public without setting off his bleeding to a degree he was hospitalized with blood transfusions or migraines for days, If he could have held down a job and made it without complications then I don't think we would have pursued the official diagnosis. The one thing I will say is having been through all of that and knowing that he does have ASD opened the doors in my mind more to understand him because with out that you were always wondering if he was just not wanting to work? was he lazy? was he being a jerk because he wouldn't answer me? all the things I wondered about were answered and I knew that his mind actually processed things differently and I didn't expect the same out of him as I did my other kids, like running up to the store for me, or talking to someone on the phone etc...I don't think it helped him in any way to have the official diagnosis other than adding another symptom to his disability but it did open doors for me to understand what he was going through.
     
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    Czech University students attempt reenactment. Ehhhh.... not quite. What do you think?