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Questioning my Aspergers

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by corrinnemcmahon, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. corrinnemcmahon

    corrinnemcmahon Well-Known Member

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    if I do have Aspergers it was completely missed as a child. I was quiet and odd, apparently. I can't get officially diagnosed. The only person who has ever taken me seriously is my therapist. My family are clueless on how not to invalidate me and my OCD (officially diagnosed) is off the charts. I feel everything and nothing. I'm exhausted with life being so serious. I'm meant to be starting a new volunteer job next Tuesday and I'm dreading it. Just venting, maybe should of put in on a blog post but didn't know if anyone would see it. Any comic relief would be appreciated...
     
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  2. kay

    kay Well-Known Member

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    Comic relieve? Not sure exactly what you mean but here, try this. At least it's odd, if not comic. I have been to this museum and they gave me a free magnet! I was an odd quiet kid, too. Still am, except I'm old.:rolleyes:

     
  3. Wander

    Wander New Member

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    I'm not funny...

    Here's someone who is :D
    There are subtitles for anyone with auditory processing issues.


     
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  4. RiverSong

    RiverSong Shhh, spoilers...

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    Venting is welcomed! I'm always extremely nervous before a new job so I feel for you. Maybe this will bring a smile...

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  5. toothless

    toothless this is mr shadow,my support cat V.I.P Member

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    you had the challenges of having a female aspie presentation, on top of being from a time when parents werent aware of special needs and think of you as their perfect child everytime they think back through your childhood.

    so it isnt that you dont have aspergers,more likely you do as you are logical enough to self diagnose without adding on traits you dont have [like some people unknowingly do] and you are here with us relating to autists,so that means your doing something right, you need to look for support outside your family i think until you get diagnosed-but a diagnosis isnt a fixall,your parents may still be in denial mode when you show them the letter and act like you were a normie throughout your whole childhood,so be prepared for that and find yourself a mentor.

    as for your voluntary job,its normal for us especially to be afraid of change and new things,and if you add things like mental illness on top that makes it all the more harder to get yourself motivated, but remember you will be doing something for society,which is more than what a lot of skiving people will ever do [ie for example,check those people on channel 5s list of dole scrounging programmes].