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Aspergers, which isn't technically a thing according to the new DSM. That is largely it for mental issues, though the doc has suggested a couple times that perhaps I suffer mild depression. If that is true though, I must have been suffering it at exactly the same level my entire life, so I'm not sure I buy it.

I do also suffer from some neurological issues that aren't diagnosed yet. I finally got insurance so we can find out if the other doc is right and I suffer from MS, yay!


I don't buy the technically its not a thing.

We people with Aspergers are alike High functioning Autistic people but there is some noticeable differences.


The DSM has become highly politicized. Insurance companies and the legal system use it to base a number of meaningful decisions off of. The removal of Aspergers from it does technically mean that for insurance purposes it is not a thing. Essentially they now refer to us as "autism spectrum". I am uncomfortable with this, because while it is true that Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder and there is overlap in treatments and challenges, there are genuine differences as you indicate. The "one size fits all" reactions this classification tends to encourage is a little problematic. I'm not saying that I believe that Aspergers is not a thing, but according to the technical definition presented in the diagnostic criteria, it isn't a thing. Not all psychologists and psychiatrists agree with the DSM and it has fallen very much out of favor outside of most of the US. Unfortunately, it is still the primary diagnostic criteria here in the States.
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Sun allergy
Occasional insomnia
Possibly dyscalculia

Not much, really. I wouldn't call it "suffering" since they are more like periodic inconveniences. The sun allergy is a pain in the rear but once you get used to putting on sunscreen and avoiding exposure, you get used to it.

Considering the fact I was born fairly prematurely and nearly died at birth, I'm surprised I don't notice much else wrong.
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Anxiety
Depression
Insomnia

School counsellor mention possibly that I have schizoids few times, has to check with psychotherapy to be certain. And I never go.

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Postprandial and neruroglycemic symptoms that I've seen a bunch of specialists for that just refer me to more specialists. No one has a fucking clue and most of them don't give a fuck. "You have a problem, but idk why, please see xxx specialist." I feel like Mario right now because I keep beating castle levels then getting told the bitch ain't there.

I fucking hate doctors at this point and I'm sick of having my blood taken.

I'm still trying to figure it out, but I'm about to rage quit soon if it wasn't obvious. At least got a script for glucose test strips so I can make sure I don't get myself killed fucking driving.





My symptoms can be triggered by low blood sugar, but they are not caused by it like the doctors originally thought. My current GP thinks that I may have MS, but I didn't have insurance for a number of years so we had to stop doing tests. I couldn't afford them. I just got insurance back so I get to jump back on that roller coaster. My symptoms mimic a stroke when it happens, complete with waves of pain and numbness, loss of motor control, visual artifacting, strange odors no one else smells, etc. It was scary as hell the few times it happened. They originally called it "hypoglycemic transient stroke syndrome". The symptoms would recede after a time and things would go back to normal. Now though I have some neuropathy on one side, so I have reduced sensation in my left arm and leg. A few times there have also been longer periods where my motor control is mildly impaired. I also have had episodes that occurred when my glucose was fine. So yeah, I can hope things have changed, but last we were talking about it there wasn't really an "MS test", you pretty much tested for everything else and did a brain scan. Nothing else shows up but lesions on the brain and they go, "Yep, must be MS." It is not cheap, nor fun. Good luck with yours, hopefully they can get it figured out. I've been dealing with this since I was 15. I'm ready to get it labeled and find out what helps (besides a bit of booze, it seems to shorten symptom duration a bit).
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Depression all day everyday......
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Old Age, don't let yourself get old.
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I'm perfectly healthy. Aside from a very light form of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), perhaps. I need to check twice or trice if a door is locked, the windows are closed and the cooking field is turned off. Stuff like this.
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an overdose of reality
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Intrusive thoughts.
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Old Age, don't let yourself get old.


61 years doesn't even seem that old. Heck, neither does 75. We really don't get a whole lot of time to do stuff.
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Hives. It's nothing but a nuisance.
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anxiety
Asthma
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Social anxiety
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Yup the gangs all here
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LordDust wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


LordDust wrote:

Aspergers, which isn't technically a thing according to the new DSM. That is largely it for mental issues, though the doc has suggested a couple times that perhaps I suffer mild depression. If that is true though, I must have been suffering it at exactly the same level my entire life, so I'm not sure I buy it.

I do also suffer from some neurological issues that aren't diagnosed yet. I finally got insurance so we can find out if the other doc is right and I suffer from MS, yay!


I don't buy the technically its not a thing.

We people with Aspergers are alike High functioning Autistic people but there is some noticeable differences.


The DSM has become highly politicized. Insurance companies and the legal system use it to base a number of meaningful decisions off of. The removal of Aspergers from it does technically mean that for insurance purposes it is not a thing. Essentially they now refer to us as "autism spectrum". I am uncomfortable with this, because while it is true that Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder and there is overlap in treatments and challenges, there are genuine differences as you indicate. The "one size fits all" reactions this classification tends to encourage is a little problematic. I'm not saying that I believe that Aspergers is not a thing, but according to the technical definition presented in the diagnostic criteria, it isn't a thing. Not all psychologists and psychiatrists agree with the DSM and it has fallen very much out of favor outside of most of the US. Unfortunately, it is still the primary diagnostic criteria here in the States.


weird i still get insurance and disability payments due to my Aspergers
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LordDust wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:


LordDust wrote:

Aspergers, which isn't technically a thing according to the new DSM. That is largely it for mental issues, though the doc has suggested a couple times that perhaps I suffer mild depression. If that is true though, I must have been suffering it at exactly the same level my entire life, so I'm not sure I buy it.

I do also suffer from some neurological issues that aren't diagnosed yet. I finally got insurance so we can find out if the other doc is right and I suffer from MS, yay!


I don't buy the technically its not a thing.

We people with Aspergers are alike High functioning Autistic people but there is some noticeable differences.


The DSM has become highly politicized. Insurance companies and the legal system use it to base a number of meaningful decisions off of. The removal of Aspergers from it does technically mean that for insurance purposes it is not a thing. Essentially they now refer to us as "autism spectrum". I am uncomfortable with this, because while it is true that Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder and there is overlap in treatments and challenges, there are genuine differences as you indicate. The "one size fits all" reactions this classification tends to encourage is a little problematic. I'm not saying that I believe that Aspergers is not a thing, but according to the technical definition presented in the diagnostic criteria, it isn't a thing. Not all psychologists and psychiatrists agree with the DSM and it has fallen very much out of favor outside of most of the US. Unfortunately, it is still the primary diagnostic criteria here in the States.


weird i still get insurance and disability payments due to my Aspergers


I would guess that your agencies haven't updated to the latest version then. Either that or they have adopted a policy of treating it as having an autism spectrum diagnosis. My school will not use it, so I am considering getting a new diagnosis. The main issue is that I am very literal about a number of things and it has caused some communication issues with a particular instructor. The department head is uncomfortable siding with me as things stand, but has intimated a diagnosis would make it easier to do so. Personally I think it should be handled the same regardless, but I am used to this kind of hoop jumping.
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Timmn wrote:

Old Age, don't let yourself get old.


61 years doesn't even seem that old. Heck, neither does 75. We really don't get a whole lot of time to do stuff.


It may not seem that old to you, but I'm here, and you're there. I'm now paying for all the stupid stuff I did to myself when I was young and thought I was indestructible. Trust me, it all comes back to haunt you.
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