Yes, I didn't suddenly transform into the opposite sex lol.Oh my bad, you clearly said you're a woman / were a girl LOL. I hadn't read any comments yet.
Anyway, it's very unusual for females to be diagnosed in childhood if they have similar profile as what I wrote in my OP. I wasn't the stereotypical nor clueless Aspie at all and I didn't exactly have sensory overload. I just disliked sudden loud noises because I was a jumpy, nervous child.
I grew up in the 90s, and back then it was common for females to get missed. I wish I had. The minute I was diagnosed, Asperger's was basically shoved down my throat and I hated it. I guess I just hated having a label and I was treated differently, not because of the condition but because of the diagnosis. The diagnosis caused more grief in my life than the condition itself.