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    Default I am an Aspie

    I am going through the process of getting a formal dx for asbergers. I have always been VERY different and this is apparent if you read through all my posts on here. Preliminary dx shows i am sitting on a 25-27 on the DSMIV scale with ASD starting at 30.

    I am opening the flood gates for anyone to ask me questions about what it is like.


    Ask away.

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    Wow Poppet, how fantastic of you to make this thread! Dont know you, but I like you already

    As for questions.... do all Aspies have issues with eye contact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy2be3 View Post
    Wow Poppet, how fantastic of you to make this thread! Dont know you, but I like you already

    As for questions.... do all Aspies have issues with eye contact?
    I cant answer for everybody but I do. I have managed to make it look like i am looking at your eyes but usually i look at something small on your face like a freckle or your nose.



    Any other questions?

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    I have suspicions that I am on the spectrum also, perhaps that's why my DS is Autistic

    My main question is how long did it take for you to be diagnosed??? May I also ask how old you are? I'm almost 28 and whenever I've brought up the issue with a GP, counsellor etc. they've brushed me off and told me I have depression (because of my son's ASD), and that I'm not an Aspie... they don't even test me or listen to what I'm trying to give them as examples

    I also have issues with making eye contact -- it feels just so darn uncomfortable doesn't it, like they're trying to catch us out or something!

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    I am going through the process of being dxed at the moment. not officially yet.

    I have always been told that i fiddle and bounce too much but have recently found out that it is actually me stimming.

    I find the most unsettling thing is someone walking behind me. I have to turn around and see what they are doing.


    Also i am 23
    Last edited by Poppetfish; 02-09-2009 at 21:04. Reason: my age

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salam View Post
    You said that it is apparent that you are an Aspie if you read through your posts..but I haven't noticed.

    Good that you are diagnosed though.

    I go off on random tangents about whatever my interest is at the time. Lately it has been Autism and I seem to write it everywhere. I tend to rabbit on and try to edit my posts before posting but i miss things. I am glad i don't seem strange on here. I have been banned on a few forums for my tangents being off topic.

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    I often wonder if I would get a dx on the spectrum. I have an autistic son and have a few quirks that I manage to stifle for the most part. But I can say one thing I HATE EYE CONTACT! Ugh. Just the words "Can you look at me" makes me cringe.

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    I really don't have any doubt that I fall on the spectrum. Is there any value to having a dx now. I just find it a relief to know why I am different and that there are other different people. I suppose if having a diagnosis could help overcome problems it may be benificiol. I have problems with eye contact, I stim, I hate leaving my house because I'm sensitive to light and heat, I can't concentrate, I have trouble sleeping, I cry at the drop of the hat like I can't control it, I can't handle things if routine is out, I'm obsessed with the number 5, I talk too much about things ppl don't share interests in, bad at picking up social cues... loads of things. I just don't know if these things can ever be fixed because they are so deeply ingrained in who I am now.

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    By getting a dx, I wouldn't be helping myslef. I would be helping my son. DS needs all the help he can get and if that just involves him understanding that mum is the same way as he gets older then YES it is very wrthwile. I grew up not knowing what was wrong with me and being really differant. I want DS to know that he is not alone.

    I don't feel guilty about "GIVING" my DS autism. In fact now i know that he thinks the same as me it is a comfort and i can understand why he does things.

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    Sorry I didn't mean that post to come across as why bother getting a dx. Rather the point was are these things treatable successfully in diagnosed adults.


 

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