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It happened.. my diagnoses is official.

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Shaun-Junior Bishop, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. Shaun-Junior Bishop

    Shaun-Junior Bishop Well-Known Member

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    After 3 years of fighting, today was my assessment and after 3 and a half hours they confirmed my autism. I honestly don't know how i feel.

    For the past 3 years I've felt like a liar, not knowing who i was and now all the stuff i was blamed for as a child i couldn't help.

    I feel so overwhelmed and i can't thank anyone enough in this forum for all the support you have given me. I finally feel like i understand myself, you guys never judged me for saying i was on the spectrum and i cant thank everyone enough.

    No one should have to feel the way i have for 3 years, constantly feeling doubt.

    If you are waiting for a diagnoses or have had one and did not get what you wanted or needed, from a person that has gone through it. It is okay to self-diagnose. You know how you feel and you know when the world around you makes no sense. No one can fight you on the feeling of feeling like you belong in a community. Never let anyone make you feel bad. You are autistic without a diagnoses and i know that now.
     
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  2. Autistamatic

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

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    Congratulations on getting your license to aut :)
     
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  3. Shaun-Junior Bishop

    Shaun-Junior Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Aut?
     
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  4. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    Take your time to figure out how you feel. There’s no rush in it. I know it took me months. But hey, welcome to the club ;) Did you get the official robe and pointy hat?
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    I am astounded that they Fought you on it ,if you’ve got classic autism and they couldn’t recognise it , i’m astounded they ever diagnosed me ,let’s face it I’m not part of the masculine gender, i’m waiting for the day when they say I’m not autistic, if they made me feel bad it would’ve been bearable making you feel like a hypochondriac it’s indescribable.
     
  6. Autistamatic

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

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    Joke ;)

    Aut: verb. To carry out the duties and responsibilities of an autist.
     
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  7. Michael Balog

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    Happy diagnosis day! The balloons and welcoming committee will be over shortly.
     
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  8. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    They didn't have one in my size. I have to use a waffle cone.
     
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  9. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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  10. Bolletje

    Bolletje Potato chip wizard V.I.P Member

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    Perfect for snack emergencies!
     
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    At least you are not big headed!
     
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    Mia Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I'm relieved that you finally know, and it confirms things for you. Knowing eventually will help your perspective and your family's.
     
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  13. Not even human

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    I am so sorry.

    Not sure how you feel about this. If you're like me this is the end of all your friendships and your ability to love yourself.

    I would just say this:. Autism is a subjective and judgement based diagnosis. Somewhere there is a doctor who will swear you are not autistic.

    Maybe try to find them so you can love yourself again?

    I don't know. I've heard people say the diagnosis was liberating. If that's you great. I personally believe nobody should be diagnosed unless it's absolutely positively necessary