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qhuinnleesi

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Anyone here that has been diagnosed with Asperger's as an adult? I am trying to get some insight since I'm wondering if it is worth bringing up to a doctor. I know all this insight is to be taken with a grain of salt but I want to get some thoughts. (too long didn't read, the bottom has some bullet points) I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at 26 and being medicated has been life changing. Including really taming the overstimulation anxiety. But I know there's also alot of overlap with ADHD and autism and they sometimes go hand in hand. When alot of ADHD behaviors got straightened out a bit, I found out that some other neurodivergent behaviors of mine were not adhd related. -eye contact has always been either impossible even when I actively try or extremely anxiety inducing -my struggle with eating food because of texture -how I react to alot of situations -all sorts of stimming for years. rocking, vocal stimming like sounds and singing etc.(ADHD related as well I think though?) -my obsessions with things that will last years and years. For five or so years all I watched was bobs burgers. - everything social. I thought it was social anxiety making me "weird" around people. But even when I push myself to socialize, I just don't know how to properly do so. I did have a lot of friends as a kid though so I'm not sure about this behavior. -I'll say things that someone thinks is mean, but to me it sounds normal and I don't understand completely why they are upset. I have a lot of empathy but sometimes I don't know what I did wrong -i have a hard time processing things that are said to me, no matter what it is. I panic at questions because I struggle to grasp what the other person is saying. -my need for structure. sometimes scheduled down to the half hour, when I do keep up with it -in general I feel like I wasn't built like everyone else. the world is so confusing to me. it took me a long time to understand certain social cues but I still struggle. my brain just feels different and I think it is so confusing because everyone else seems to be working a certain way. maybe this is just ADHD and my generalized anxiety disorder??? just wondering if this relates to anyone else

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    • EatenByWormy

      609d

      @EatenByWormy Also, your call how you want to refer to yourself, but know that “Asperger’s” refers to how autistic people were labeled by N*zis- separated by who they could get labor out of and who they could discard.

    • qhuinnleesi

      608d

      I really appreciate the website reference source !!!! Also thank you so much for educating me on that, I really appreciate it. Unfortunately that is not common knowledge. Apparently it was really brought to light and then officially changed medically/is no longer a diagnosis since 2013. Now recognized as Autism spectrum disorder. I guess the guy was seen as a good guy for a long time, which is awful. That's what I gathered. My brother was diagnosed with aspbergers in 2010. So that's where I got my misunderstanding of it all. I appreciate you taking the time to respond! 😊❣️

    • EatenByWormy

      609d

      AuDHD babeyyy we’re out here I just got my adhd diagnosis this past year but it’s always been there. So has the autism lmao 💀 Same as you- on meds, some of my questionable symptoms/behaviors didn’t change at all, but they did help unmask some of the other stuff. http://embrace-autism.com. <

      • EatenByWormy

        609d

        @EatenByWormy Also, your call how you want to refer to yourself, but know that “Asperger’s” refers to how autistic people were labeled by N*zis- separated by who they could get labor out of and who they could discard.

    • fakeosphere

      620d

      imo usually it's not worth bringing up unless there's a service you desire that you'd wanna receive a referral for maybe like CBT for autism traits. formal diagnosis can also bring comfort for some so the ball is really in your park :] also good if you want to tell the government that you're disabled, a formal diagnosis. good luck!

      • qhuinnleesi

        620d

        @fakeosphere I am more so unsure if these traits are usually linked to autism. I am looking to get disability, but that has alot to do more so with chronic health issues. I think that's what I'm looking for, I just want to find ways to navigate life. So I figured having accurate diagnoses will help me do so because then a professional will learn to work with my brain.

        • fakeosphere

          610d

          @qhuinnleesi if you feel like you'd benefit from working with a specialist, then that's a great reason to seek a diagnosis in general!

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