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Posted 8/21/15 , edited 8/21/15

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Well there are things that don't go away.

Most of us with Aspergers find socialising tiring and in our whole lives have sensory overload still but for the most of it we can fit in and practically pretend to be fully normal.

I can't get a job due to my Aspergers due to meltdowns which is where it Disadvantages me but at the same time that is a positive as it allows me to study to get a job where i can cope.




Well besides being an aspie which i Don't like mentioning to people, ever, irl…
I live with multiple mental illnesses, anxiety, depression, and a mood disorder, all diagnosed- bub, I think I know what that feels like.
I have to force myself to be stronger every day just so I can keep moving forward. But i persevere.
If you can afford or see a therapist they can help you (if you don't have one already) with dealing and coping mechs. They're not a sure fire way to prevent the hellish eventual breakdown, I know I have bad ups and bad downs at times and it scares everyone including myself, but it can help make them less frequent.

I've found myself surprisingly feeling better and interested by terrible things like horror, writing stories from a psychopath and sociopath's perspective, violence, gore, etc, and if it helps me keep from breaking because the dark and brooding unknown keeps me on my toes, there's nothing wrong with it. Find some kind of niche that can help you prevent from having such frequent breakdowns in other words find a way to turn some of your special interest into something that can maybe help you cope?

Dealing with your issues isn't impossible. I know I say that as someone who's only been diagnosed with BPD for about half a year, but last year I was actually 100% fuckinh terrifying and nobody wanted to be near me, so obviously something has changed and I've found a better way.

Of course the issues won't necessarily go away, but if you learn to harmonize with them you can live a fine enough life.
If you go around claiming you can't do things, ever , and that you can't ever improve, you won't. That is the essence of the self fulfilling prophecy pity party.
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Its because they use it insults to try and make themselves sound smart.


But in the end makes them sound like a dickhead.
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Yes anzn that is so true omfg xD.
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oh i do have a therapist and take medication (9 pills per day at the moment)
but my only way of coping is gaming and video game designing which im trying to turn into my career so i can work long hours and enjoy what i do
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That's good. Ah, yes, I take a ton of pills myself. If only there were a nicer way to be able to gain happiness and lessen my anxiety at the drop of a hat, while simultaneously taking care of my acne at the same time, without having to swallow five thousand different pills, some of them the size of my finger. I hope they'll at least find an innovative way in the next 20 years to compress all your known prescriptions into one pill or one form of supplement… I have to be prescribed and take two different size antidepressants because they don't sell the dosage I'm taking as a singular pill, it's so annoying
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That's good. Ah, yes, I take a ton of pills myself. If only there were a nicer way to be able to gain happiness and lessen my anxiety at the drop of a hat, while simultaneously taking care of my acne at the same time, without having to swallow five thousand different pills, some of them the size of my finger. I hope they'll at least find an innovative way in the next 20 years to compress all your known prescriptions into one pill or one form of supplement…


That would be amazing
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animegirl2222 wrote:

That's good. Ah, yes, I take a ton of pills myself. If only there were a nicer way to be able to gain happiness and lessen my anxiety at the drop of a hat, while simultaneously taking care of my acne at the same time, without having to swallow five thousand different pills, some of them the size of my finger. I hope they'll at least find an innovative way in the next 20 years to compress all your known prescriptions into one pill or one form of supplement…


That would be amazing



Well as I edited above the dosage I'm taking for my antidepressant doesn't come in a singular form for the milligram dosage I'm taking, so I have to take a multitude of them per day which just increases the load of pills and I'm like, well, damn, not this shit again. My acne antibiotics to keep my face somewhat clear are also horse size pills.

I think anyone taking a whopping amount of pills would kill for that kind of tech. Hopefully they'll come around to it lol.
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I've had several therapists but they don't see me anymore, I've just flat out excepted I'm insane and love every second of it, if I could I'd never act normal, but I'd never get anywhere like that so I have to. I can agree with the stories thing, I've taken up writing recently and have become slightly addicted to it. their is only one concern I have, I'm concerned that I'll end up bludgeoning someone to death rather than melting down, when I hate people I REALLY hate them and when I like people well...I really like them...I just get this feeling that one day this one annoying person will do something, I'll snap, then I'll snap their neck. I refuse mood altering pills and always will.
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Neurodivergent is not a thing. Autism is a developmental and social disorder, it's not a "neurodivergent" thing, I hate that term with a fiery burning passion because it makes shit sound all specialized. Get that term out of my face. That term is specialized and should be condemned to the bottoms of TumblrInAction hell.

I think people should be taught that autism, especially high functioning shit like being an aspie, isn't subjectively bad especially in high functioning format, but you're not gonna change the close minded retards who think autism is bad overnight. You have to make them understand, and then they have to make themselves understand that autism doesn't guarantee a child's life is over? Depending on the severity it can be everything from a minor handicap to a terribly crippling one, but even low functioning people can have a "gift", so subjectively autism if minor isn't a super huge handicap even if it's a struggle. It's a brain screwup and brain malady but that doesn't make people who have it inherently bad, like mental illness in a sense.

But what you also have to understand is that despite differences autistic people still do struggle, even aspies socially struggle, I'm a topic changing mess in social conversation even as a very very high functioning aspie and it's embarrassing as hell. There's nothing wrong with YOU not wanting to try and cure your autism, but if someone else wants to that is not your call, you cannot decide for them.

However, I do think that certain organizations *coughcough autismspeaks* should be banned from donating money to practitioners that still use abusive practices like shock therapy. It's the twenty first fucking century, shock therapy shouldn't be a thing.


Neuro-divergent...heh sounds like a shitty Hunger Games knock-off.
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Anything that deviates from the norm is looked down upon.
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I feel like I should blame the Sheldon character in Big Bang Theory for something.
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Ryulightorb wrote:So i wanted to know why do you guys think Autism is so poorly understood and wanted to let you all know we don't need a cure we need understanding and acceptance to Neurodiversity.


Okay, first let's get away from the sympathy-assumption "There should be a new word for normal people too!" bit. It's bad enough when the TG crowd tries that. If you know you're messed-up, and can deal with it, that's the first start.

As for why Aut/Asp grates on the "Neurotypical" (yeesh ) crowd, well, ironically, that's what you're probably unaware of, by the very nature of the beast.
When there is an Aut/Asp poster on a forum....YOU'LL KNOW IT. The conversations tend to be very.....introspective, never really staying in context with everyone else's discussions, and trying to pursue topics with the same hyperfocus that only those with the disorder would find interesting. And, because the focus never leaves the internal head while posting, the discussion of the topic tends to jump around, refer to posts other people have long since forgotten (the "A-poster" will usually follow up his own thread with "Oh, one more thing I forgot!" six months to a year later, violating all rules of necroposting), assume a way too personally conversational tone as if they were speaking to their own imaginary friends in their room and treat respondents and detractors as if they were personal "friends" and "enemies", and "speak their own language" with the spell/grammar check off.

And that's coming from someone who might have Asp too (not sure, since it was never "invented" when I was growing up, but I have my occasional suspicions). Knowing How Not to Be Annoying to Other People is the mountain to conquer for A/A people, along with the "meltdown" issue.
Yes, speaking from the "inside", I have to admit, other people don't understand that A/A's tend to let things stew for months or years, observing carefully, before blowing up "Okay, that's it, already!", leaving the other "normal" recipient thinking "What'd I do?"
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People look down on things they either don't understand or don't have enough information about the subject. Autism is such a broad word for many different types of a learning disability. I have a high function Autistic nephew who is awesome goes to public school no issues on that front its more a social thing he has trouble with. But he is great musician and incredible with a computer but he cant make a sandwhich. When I was young everyone use the word dyslectic-spelling? a lot about learning but today autism is in the limelight
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How do you feel about parents displining a autistic child like a non autistic child? Say if they are being punished for something that parents see as mischieve behavior...but are just symptoms?
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How do you feel about parents displining a autistic child like a non autistic child? Say if they are being punished for something that parents see as mischieve behavior...but are just symptoms?


I have seen this first hand and feel bad for the kid. I learned from my sister different things for my nephew he likes to wear a swimming life vest makes him feel safe and secure who knows that? he likes to stand on his head feels relief some how? little thing you pick up from professionals that make a big difference
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