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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mental fog

 Post subject: Re: Mental fog
Posted: Yesterday, 7:40 am 

Replies: 5
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You might try AA for the drinking, it could open some relationship doors. You might see if there is an amateur radio club in your area (different from CB) There are some Arduino clubs for those who experiment with programming microcontrollers. Your electronics background might put you in an advantag...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Novocain

 Post subject: Novocain
Posted: 16 Jan 2023, 7:08 am 

Replies: 3
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I was just curious if people had dental experiences where the local anesthetic Novocain seemed particularly effective or ineffective for people with Aspergers.

I have always had to have multiple shots for any effect.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Don't quite know what to think of this.

Posted: 15 Jan 2023, 7:19 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 395


Some people feel that they are the only ones who are allowed to be offended. If you suggest that they might cause offense...well you have seen the reaction. Now that you have seen the reaction, you know what to avoid. One aspect that may have future consequences is that if you are receiving disabili...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My mother wants me gone

 Post subject: Re: My mother wants me gone
Posted: 09 Jan 2023, 7:17 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 530


Your wanting to try is a good sign. Sometimes it can be helpful to think "outside the box". If your family is upset with you for not recognizing what they expect you to, you might ask them of the could signal you each time this happens. For example, if you made a game of it such as their t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tendency to suffer more from Anxiety and Depression

Posted: 02 Jan 2023, 10:05 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 473


One might expect that a condition resulting from a neurological variant that presents with a more complex, faster, or sensitive neurology would tend to amplify neurological sensations such as anxiety and depression. One might try to dull the sensations with drugs or alcohol. One might try to focus a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Negative Thoughts

 Post subject: Re: Negative Thoughts
Posted: 29 Dec 2022, 7:35 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 277


Suicide can seem like a rational option simply because it seems to offer an end to difficulties. This can seem even more attractive if one has not much experience overcoming difficulties. You sound like a person that could offer much to someone else. You might also be able to receive much from someo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are NTs illogical? Or do they use different logic to us?

Posted: 29 Dec 2022, 7:15 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 1,418


Using the neurological variant model of Aspergers (faster, more complex, or more sensitive neurology), one might see logical analysis as a coping strategy for the neurologically diverse. Those who do not have to deal with an avalanche of sensations and thoughts may be more free to indulge in what pr...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How to share a new ASD dx

Posted: 28 Dec 2022, 7:10 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 263


I wouldn't make too much of a diagnosis. The categorization opinion of someone has little value unless it opens the door to needed services. What is more important is to identify what skills need to be developed or improved so that the highest degree of function can be obtained. There are going to b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing new autism diagnosis - when? - to whom?

Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 7:57 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 945


You might want to err on the side of caution. You might find that rather than using an "autism" label, you may satisfactorily explain things in terms of effect. For example, "You have to excuse me, sometimes I get too focused." "Is it OK to turn off some of the lights, somet...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Looking for advice on how to recover from burnout.

Posted: 16 Dec 2022, 7:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 413


You might want to look into diet and nutrition aspects as well. Less exposure to sunlight may mean a drop in vitamin D. Hopefully it isn't something like Lyme disease. It may be something as common as the dreaded disease AGE.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does Anyone Else Have Problems With Their Feet?

Posted: 14 Dec 2022, 7:25 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 277


Mid 30's might be a time to experiment with arch support inserts for your shoes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Desire to be important

 Post subject: Re: Desire to be important
Posted: 12 Dec 2022, 7:31 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 7,055


The spotlight has ruined many lives. Perhaps because it highlights the superficial or perhaps because it makes one a target. However, perhaps the greatest harm come from the distance it takes one from truth.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reject before being rejected

Posted: 04 Dec 2022, 9:12 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 204


Up until 100 years ago most people lived and died in the towns in which they were born. Larger families resulted in one's friends usually being siblings and cousins. Society today is built on mobility, and communication technology. In addition to the fragmentation and shrinkage of families, having t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you autistic and gifted?

Posted: 04 Dec 2022, 8:58 am 

Replies: 105
Views: 3,511


The same neurological variant that produces faster, more complex, or more sensitive neurology, may also present with the neurology that produces a higher IQ.

There is a joke in Mensa that if you do not have Aspergers it is because someone else took the test for you.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stuck among normies

 Post subject: Re: Stuck among normies
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 7:55 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 364


When I was single I used to travel. Once I tried fishing by going into a bait shop on a lake in California and telling the guy I would like to go fishing, but I didn't know the first thing about it. He was very helpful and not only because I purchased the equipment and rented a boat. One can go hors...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Parenting

 Post subject: Re: Parenting
Posted: 28 Nov 2022, 7:42 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 485


don’t ever compare me to you again. We are nothing alike you got that? In a way it is sort of a compliment. Such a statement conveys a wealth of information. One can find hurt, selfishness, and a presumption of dictatorial authority. The phrase "How sharper than a serpent's tooth, a thankless ...
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