View Full Version : I'm pretty sure I have Aspergers


Pamplemousse
12-02-13, 10:43 PM
On top of ADHD I'm pretty sure I have Asperger's as well. I've been suspicious of it for about a year and a half now, and I've just recently made some observations that have led me to this conclusion. And maybe I'm wrong, I mean I'm not a doctor. Let's see what you guys have to say.

1) I've been having panic attacks over sensory issues. Someone squished a bug in class today and I smelled it from 5 feet away and I instantly got a headache, had a panic attack and I've been disoriented from it for 3 hours now.

2) I am terrible at talking to strangers and from what I can tell I think my body language is saying 'I don't want to be near you' and I don't even realize I'm doing it. (I had to teach myself about body language). I've also recently become terrible at talking to people who are close friends. I have almost nothing to say and I'd rather 'live' in my head. It's more interesting there anyways. :p

3) I can't wear any clothing that's not a crew neck cotton t-shirt and athletic pants or shorts. Any other 'form fitting' material or different texture makes it feel like little spiders are biting me all over. (Also human contact with my skin kinda hurts. I hate hate hate hugs.)

These are only just a very small amount of reasons. I'd end up writing a book if I listed all the reasons. In fact my sensory issues are so obvious that over the summer a coworker of mine asked me if I had sensory issues solely based off my behavior....so I'm not the only one who sees it! :lol:

dvdnvwls
12-02-13, 10:46 PM
Have you been to a psychiatrist and told them this? If no, then it's time to make the appointment.

Pamplemousse
12-03-13, 01:01 AM
Have you been to a psychiatrist and told them this? If no, then it's time to make the appointment.

No, this forum is the first time I've ever brought it up to anyone. I have an appointment with my GP on Jan 7th, but I wouldn't even know how to mention it to her. :umm1:

fracturedstory
12-03-13, 01:51 AM
Those are not core traits of AS. Panic attacks over sensory issues? Panic attacks are usually from a fear or dreading. I have severe sensory issues and none has caused a panic attack. You might mean over stimulation/meltdowns.

People with ADHD can have sensory issues too.

Hmm, ok. Not wanting to talk to strangers/ rather living in head could be a symptom but recently not talking to friends? Why? Are you stressed with socialising and want to be on your own? Withdrawing from people is not always about AS but if it is it kind of means you've had enough of putting so much effort into it.

AS is mostly about social issues that have to do with a cluelessness about social rules and an ability to really only talk about your interests, which are narrowly focused and intense. There's a lot of repetition and routine, for example I eat the same foods, wear similar clothes and operate to the same plan each day and when disrupted I get angry at people and find it hard to even move on.

I'll give you points for hating hugs. But it could be anything. Social anxiety or even just because of ADHD.

Got any intense special interests?

dvdnvwls
12-03-13, 04:49 AM
No, this forum is the first time I've ever brought it up to anyone. I have an appointment with my GP on Jan 7th, but I wouldn't even know how to mention it to her. :umm1:
"Straight up", as they say. How about "I've noticed I have a lot of things in common with Asperger's."