Any Adults with Autism/aspergers?
Just wondering if theres anyone else on here that had autism or aspergers?
Im a 32 year old female and i think i may have it. Ive always had certain ways and struggles and a friend suggested a while ago that im autistic and i told her to f off ive always seen autism as people with severe learning difficulties and thats not me. I was watching a programme the other night about couples and this one married couple was saying about what they argue over and their difficulties with life and communicating and it reminded me of my wife, then they mentioned that the person that reminded me of myself had aspergers and thats why they acted in a certain way. I was so shocked as they looked completely normal. Anyway ive read up on aspergers (which i think is now called autism spectrum disorder) in women and so much of it relates to me. Ive always known i didnt think the same as other people but i didnt know why, i cant stand people touching me, i dont go anywhere without my wife or mother as they speak for me, if people do speak to me i cant answer them, if i do end up speaking to someone then think im rude (i have no idea why) and theres so much more ive read that just describes my life. Ive been to the doctors so many times because i have headaches, dizziness or outbursts, i told them everything around me gets to much i can hear everything even machine buzzing, people breathing, they footsteps, talking and the lights are too bright etc they disgnosed me with anxiety and depression, menieres disease, vestibular migraines. I dont like socialising but sometimes theres things i have to go to and then il end up having what we thought was a menieres attack and il have to lie in a dark room holding my ears to try to block everything out, rocking back and forth crying until i sleep it off. Reading up on aspergers this sounds like a sensory overload. I feel stupid going to the gp and telling them that ive never seen anything that sounds so much like me incase they think im stupid and just making things up because ive seen it on google. I spoke to my friend and she said she has thought it for years and after my wife and mother have had a look into they think it explains so much about my ways. Has anyone else been diagnosed as an adult?
sorry for the rambling
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