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tychime

654d

This is my first time posting, hello everyone! I apologize for being a bit of a downer on my first post, but I just need to vent… I have been self-diagnosing since I was very young, trying to make sense of the way my brain works in order to function properly. First it was bipolar disorder, then ADHD, now Autism… Sometimes I get so frustrated because I can’t find my place in the world, nor figure out how to manage. Although with my last two diagnoses I feel so validated. I can relate in so many ways & it just makes sense. I feel at home here in ASD/ADHD world where noone is confused by my spaceyness, bluntness, or lack of executive functions, among other things because they are all facing similar challenges. I want to stay here & I also want my support system to just support me & not tell me what they think I’m not autistic as if its the plague. I found a place where I feel like I finally belong, but this place is less than desirable to some in the neurotypical community. Which really hurts my feelings… Thank you for coming to my “TED” talk.

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    • Ducky_gremlin

      654d

      Welcome! I hope you fine Alike helpful. I relate a lot to the self diagnosing as I'm going through my journey, so I hope you get the official diagnosis (if you want it that is!)

    • Lexi.A

      654d

      Hi! I can definitely relate. (Diagnosed with Type 2 Bipolar 5 years ago and recently with ASD) I think the biggest shift for me has been accepting that minimizing both my ADHD and ASD symptoms have so much to do with my routine and environment. I spent 5 years trying to find the right med combo just to realize that doesn't exist for me. Hang in there ❤️

    • Ducky_gremlin

      654d

      Welcome! I hope you fine Alike helpful. I relate a lot to the self diagnosing as I'm going through my journey, so I hope you get the official diagnosis (if you want it that is!)

      • tychime

        654d

        @Ducky_gremlin thank you so much! I’m hoping for the best & I wish you well on your journey! ☺️

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