Getting a diagnosis as an adult

Hello I’m new to the forum. I’m looking for advice and am interested to find anyone who has had a similar experience to me. 

I am a 27 year old female and am considering seeking professional advice as I believe I have traits and characteristics that would place me on the autistic spectrum. It is something I have wondered about for a while but have put off going to the doctors. 

Can anyone share their experience of being diagnosed as an adult, especially any other women? Was it difficult to get the right help and advice? Did your GP take you seriously? Is it a relief to have a diagnosis?

Thank you

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