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I was diagnosed with ASD level 2 at age 20

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by AmbitiousGirl, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. AmbitiousGirl

    AmbitiousGirl New Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Aisha and I'm almost 22 years old. I live in Europe. I recently graduated from university as an engineer. Currently I have summer break until I start working in September.

    I was diagnosed with ASD level 2 one and a half year ago and via the same tests it was also found that I have social anxiety and dysthemia (a form of depression).

    I have written this message 5 times and for 1 hour, but I don't quite know what's the right way to introduce myself. I'm currently very lost and I wish to share my thoughts, to at least get it a little bit out of my head.

    For two days I have been trying to call for mental help, but I'm too scared. I hope I can get myself to do it tomorrow.


    I will now take a look at the other threads on this forum.

    Kind regards
     
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  2. disconnected

    disconnected Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi. Welcome. You won’t need to feel much pressure around here about typing things etc. everyone is friendly.


    Welcome.
     
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    Sarah S Well-Known Member

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    Warm welkome to the forums Aisha

    Youre doing FINE so just take this according to youre own pace and just be you.

    If you wont /need to talk to someone being (actually currently are due to som BS going on now 3+ years) down in that deep dark pit . Im only a Pm away & also you shouldent have to feel afraid to reach out for help . BELIVE me i know its a tough step to take for many BUT from the little i read about you i KNOW that you will be able to take this step. (HUG )
     
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  5. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to Autism Forums!
     
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  6. Peter Morrison

    Peter Morrison Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Welcome Aisha! You will like it here - very international and very diverse. You have a job lined up for you - Congratulations.
     
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    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hi & Welcome,
    How you word things, or organized thought is not very important here. We are mainly all on the spectrum ourselves and often can relate to one another on that level. People often make posts to get out their thoughts, vent, whatever.
     
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  8. Autistamatic

    Autistamatic He's just this guy, you know? V.I.P Member

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    Hi Aisha.

    Just say what you think and we'll try to help. Many of us will relate to what you're going through :)
     
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  9. Isadoorian

    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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

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

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    Hi AmbitiousGirl :)

    welcome to af.png
     
  11. Rectify

    Rectify Active Member

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    Hi Aisha :) I'm glad you finally got it posted - and your intro was great so don't worry.
    I hope you manage to make the call to ask for help too.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Baeraad Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. Don't worry. I'm new here too, and everyone's been really nice.
     
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    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    Welcome!
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    I wont say welcome ,dont understand it
    ,Im ASD 1 but some days I think its 2 or 3 ,what you could do is phone a volunteer line and just talk ,Ive done it in the uk ,there is the Samaritans not counsellors (not trained in counselling )a listening service ,their email is [email protected] . I was diagnosed 3 years ago, feel exactly the same as before diagnosis ,i feel lost every single day, currently fighting tooth and claw to get disability benefits ,i also suffer from ptsd and mild depression .
     
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  15. Sara3

    Sara3 Active Member

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    Hello Aisha. Welcome!
     
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    Gracey Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Hello Aisha :)

    I'm pleased you posted your introduction and I got to read it.

    sometimes I can take hours constructing a reply to a thread or composing a message.
    So long in fact, I can 'time out' - (have to log back in to site)

    welcome :)
     
  17. Jenisautistic

    Jenisautistic Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    A big warm welcome :p

    I'm also diagnosed as asd level 2