does anyone know of things that help with blood pooling in your legs and feet that aren't compression stockings? My sensory issues really make me struggle with them so if anyone has any ideas that would be great!
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
Disorder of Autonomic Nervous System
You may have asperger's, I have both. Does elevation help? RICE
aspergers is a really harmful term, it was and still somewhat is used to separate the "better" autistic people from the "worse" ones. Dw if u didn't know tho.
Asperger's is a diagnosis. It's not a harmful term, it's what people have literally been diagnosed with. High functioning and low functioning are harmful terms. The association between Asperger's and high functioning is harmful, but Asperger's itself is not a harmful term. It is a condition that was previously diagnosed before being joined under the umbrella of ASD. ASD is the official name given to a group of disorders, one of which is Asperger's. In most cases Asperger's is diagnosed not because someone is high functioning, but because they don't struggle with the language and communication issues that many autistic people do. Many people that were diagnosed with Asperger's also have symptoms of OCD. While some behaviors are obsessive and compulsive in ASD, they do not go to the extreme that is OCD. I understand what you're trying to say, but by saying that Asperger's is a harmful term, you are invalidating anyone that was diagnosed with that condition before things changed. You are telling them that their diagnosis is hurting you because you have autism.
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So is high and low functioning. Just because 1 person was tied to something negative doesn't mean the entire aspect is negative. I have a lot of Asian friends who experienced hate after covid, Muslim friends who don't feel comfortable speaking their own language in public, Mormon friends asked if they're polygamist and much more. Nazis associated one group with a terrible problem. I'm black. Let me tell you 12 racist terms we still use as a society that were used to racially oppress. Itis (type of food coma), uppity, peanut gallery, gyp/gip (gypsy), paddy wagon, bugger, hooligan, Eskimo, sold down the river, eenie meenie miney mo, hip hip hooray, and cretins. I won't stop using asperger's because it's a term majority of society knows. Every generation the word for people with disabilities becomes offensive. Previously it was disabled, handicapped, confined, defective, ret@rded, crippled, insane, or depressive. It's horrible that term is associated with nazis but it's not the only term society uses that is and they're not going to stop doing eenie meenie miney mo, catch a tiger by its toe, the t on tiger was initially an n. It was for kids to determine which slave was the best for hide and seek. And if you hate the term asperger's don't say hip hip hooray. It comes for what the Germans used to tell jews as they evacuated them from their homes.
Try to get a lot of electrolytes, and maybe add more salt to your diet. That helps keep blood pressure up and reduces symptoms
Have you tried compression leggings? Like workout ones, I find those better than the socks. But you might also try other brands of stockings depending on what about them is bad for you, some have no annoying seams, and there's different levels of compression if they hug too tightly or not enough.
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