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Squishh

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I havent been officially diagnosed with autism yet, but ive always thought i was autistic. I especially started wondering if i was in the past year or so. Everytime i tried to tell anyone except my partner and my roomates, they laughed at me and told me there was no way i was autistic. However at my last therapy appointment my therapist started asking me about my sensory issues. she told me that she thinks im right, and gave me a referral to get tested. It was so validating to hear that, and i cant wait to get diagnosed so I can begin to get the help i need.

    • Hayls

      672d

      Yes!! My friends and family haven't laughed, instead most get concerned and say "no, no you're definitely not. Why would you say that about yourself?" As if I just insulted myself by saying I finally understand why I've always felt some form of "different" 🤦🏻‍♀️ so mostly I keep it to myself now...I get a lot of hype from the friends I have who have a formal diagnosis 🖤 I've never felt so at home in my body, brain, and experience being able to draw parallels between being on the spectrum and the shitty ways I found to hide it. Which is also a fun component to people I try to tell assuring me I am not -- like, yes, I have tried VERY HARD to not present as autistic to you. Glad it worked? And that's EXACTLY what I'm trying to tell you. I may seem "normal" to you, but it takes so much damn effort. My internal experience is what's different.

      • Squishh

        672d

        @Hayls exactly!! Like just because you dont notice it doesnt mean its not happening.

        • Hayls

          672d

          @Squishh right? It's called masking for a reason 😂

    • oOo_Lizzie_oOo

      675d

      my therapist did the same i felt like im being heard a long with my family saying if I came to the US sooner I would've been diagnosed with it because my sister who is autistic has all the symptoms i did when i was younger and yeah some I outgrew but others I still struggle with Im really nervous because I finally have an appointment Nov 14 and they said it would take 5 hours which im nervous since all those noticeable issues was when I was around 4-5 and I'm 17 now and im scared that it comes back no and that im just making it up idk I have really bad overthinking

      • Squishh

        675d

        @oOo_Lizzie_oOo I feel exactly the same way! Like my mom keeps laughing at me and saying if i was autistic she would have noticed it when i was a kid, but obviously she didnt and shes thinking the steriotipical male presenting symptoms but im afab so my symptoms are different.

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