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Featured If you could remove one fragment of Asd what would it be?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Clintos, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Clintos

    Clintos Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Why?

    Mine would be sensory stimulus.

    Because it overload my senses and prevents me from socializing.
     
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    Being in social situation. And being able to make or even hold a conversation even thought that 2 things
     
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  3. Rich Allen

    Rich Allen Well-Known Member

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    Lack of/Poor social skills.

    Then perhaps I wouldn't still be single at 40.
     
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  4. Maria6681

    Maria6681 Morning

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    Yes I feel the same but hope one day I will find someone who understands that it is hard when it comes to social skills never lose hope one day your day will come
     
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    Sensory issues. I like the idea of doing things (shopping centers, concerts of my favorite bands, and holiday parties), but the sensory stimulation makes it miserable. I finally figured out why I would get excited to go to the Mall of America, but I would get there and would feel let down by how miserable I am and how much I just want to leave. It confused the heck out of me. Now I know :)
     
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  6. Liam Sifr

    Liam Sifr Active Member

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    I wouldn't change me. NT's pride themselves in being weird/different. Why should I change myself?
     
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    I would get rid of lack of social skills, because having nothing but failed relationships is no fun.
     
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    The part of my autism that makes eating so hard. If that were out, I could handle the rest. But food problems mean I can never do anything for more than 3 days because that's when not eating gets you in trouble.

    If I do nothing and focus in on the food then I can eat. It pins me down like I am crucified to a senseless cross with no meaning for decades and decades. Every day that passes has opportunity for people who can eat. But if you cannot eat, each day is just "holding" ground.

    Like "I made it one more day on this cross". While your classmates in grade school are now drs and about to retire. Ouch.
     
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  9. WereBear

    WereBear License to Weird V.I.P Member

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    Not sure if it's possible. One thing influences the other...
     
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    Hello I'm streetwise I forgot your name
    What is the exact nature of not eating
    Sorry I'm an aspie so I go too far sometimes
    And my mother pseudo bulbar palsy (Lou Gehrig's disease group) so she couldn't swallow with her throat.
    I still get panicky about swallowing
     
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    Socialising. I hate the sense of being a loser to be honest. I hate looking in on a social situation and not being a part of it.

    I miss out on gatherings, because I cannot cope with the gatherings.

    So, definitely, would love to have this instinct about how to socialise with my peers.
     
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  12. JuliaCee

    JuliaCee Well-Known Member

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    At this point in my life, I wouldn't want to change anything. There are a few physical issues that I might like to change, but they're muscular and I'm not sure whether they are correlated with ASD or not.

    But as far as any kind of cure... I wouldn't want to speak for everyone on the spectrum, because some symptoms are definitely difficult to live with. But I wouldn't take a hypothetical magic pill that would take away my ASD, even if it were offered to me.
     
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    If I had to pick one thing I would also pick sensory issues, particularly sound. Then again maybe I don't want to. Perhaps I can use my sound sensitivity to convince people to lower music and prevent the world from deafness by loud music. My old therapist and I were once joking we should invest in hearing aides.
     
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    Being argumentative. With my morbidly sensitivity to cigarette smoke coming in second. How about two traits or behaviors instead of just one?

    Had to ask. :p
     
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    If really... ( i mean, i like being myself as i am!!!) than the auditory sensory sensitivity. This is the thing that- even if wearing noise-cancelling headphones- drives me crazy
     
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    Exhaustion and brain shut down.

    Until this week I thought it was chronic fatigue and the methylation cycle problems I've had.

    Then I fixed the methylation cycle (mostly) and I still went brain dead especially after meetings (I run my own business and have the do sales and training. Meetings go on for hours sometimes and I have to run them).

    After two hour I start shutting down. I noticed crap coming out of my mouth that is just incorrect.

    Speech starts to be affected and I just have to get out of there while I can still form sentences.

    Then I drive home and can rarely do any more work that day.

    Very frustrating as I'm very commited and hard working.

    I'd lose all that tomorrow, the rest I'll keep thanks.
     
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    DogwoodTree Still here...

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    Social issues. I wish I came across easily as warm and friendly instead of having to work so hard to make that happen and then it feels so fake, and I wish I was able to feel accepted and comforted by other people.
     
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    The Pain, from hypersensitivity, and I get Migraines when I get upset in any way. I have battled double vision for many years and that causes migraines! My knees hurt a lot, technically there's nothing wrong with them, but they have always caused me pain!
     
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    addled executive function.
     
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    clearly On the beach, away from others, with my dogs.

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    I wouldn't want to change anything now, I am me, for better or for worse and I know I cannot change my thinking and interpretations of life and subsequent behaviours.

    (Although I can give a reasonable interpretation of a NT for very small amounts of time, if need be).

    What would have made all the difference in the world to my equilibrium would have been an earlier diagnosis. My diagnosis came later in life, and when I realised I was not alone in my torturous life, it was a huge weight off my shoulders.

    The diagnosis freed me.
     
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