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I really relate to a lot of asd symptoms. I will be seeking a professional diagnosis. I recently realized I might have ASD when my husband said they suspect they're brother has it. I relate so much to how his brain works. I can get overstimulated with noises, or too many people. textures of food is extremely important to how i enjoy or able to eat it. i have i really hard time processing auditory information unless Im extremely interested in what's making noise or what's being said. like my husband explains a mtg card; i just cant process it, even a simple one unless i know it already. i have to have it explained one step at time and slowly. or i can just look at it. i feel that my brain obsorbs visual information like a dry sponge. but for some reason i can't put my detailed observations in a physical order. i tell people that im directionally blind. like i got lost in a McDonald's the first few days I worked there. i had to consciously find physical markers of exits. i often can't find my way back from the bathroom at restaurants, unless i put a lot of mental energy or i can see my table right as i leave the bathroom. i just have to put a lot of mental energy to make routes and lots of repetitions to make it stick. it was awful working as a janitor for 15+ buildings. i feel safest and happiest having rigid routines because making them is very mentally expensive amd having them lets me know what to expect. i used to have a really bad stutter that got worse with feeling strong emotions. it felt like the words weren't coming to my mouth or sometimes my brain. Sometimes i become mute for a multitude of reasons. like nausea, age regression, or my brain becomes so overstimulated it shuts down the speech part of the brain. i use hand signals as it makes a lot more sense in my brain i have an alter that deals with complex socialization. but she is so energy expensive. it feels like my brain is an old computer trying to run a new pc game with patches to run it. and socializing overheats it. i also obsess over the same episode, food, video over and over again. but eventually i lose interest and obsess over something new. but that process often takes months. Does any of this sound like asd? I know it has a lot of different symptoms that could be something completely different and require a professional who specializes into. but im curious what other people think

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    • SoraTheKeyGuy

      558d

      Yes, i have ASD and those are all things that happen except i have a really good sense of direction, but the rest is a definite yes

    • Gabs04

      557d

      I have similar issues as well. Definitely everything up until the stuttering. I don’t feel like I do that very much. Sometimes when I’m anxious, I’ll struggle more but idk. I’m glad I’m not the only one with similar issues and the same struggles. I’ve been wondering the same thing.

    • Beaniebaby98

      557d

      Thank you for your post, I've been noticing similar things about myself but I have a fairly good sense of direction lately. I wish you luck in getting answers.

    • SoraTheKeyGuy

      558d

      Yes, i have ASD and those are all things that happen except i have a really good sense of direction, but the rest is a definite yes

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