im new here. I'll cut a long story short, basically for years my mum and I have both thought I've been Autistic, I really struggle with most things you'd read relating to it (I don't need to go through them, I'm sure you all get what I mean)
My issue that I'm a lorry driver, I'm scared they'll try and revoke my licence. I think it makes me pay more attention to the little details but I'm not sure if the DVLA will see it that way. Is anyone here a lorry driver? after all these years of struggling it'd be so nice to have an idea what makes me struggle with making new friends, saying rude things struggling to understand people And worst of all, social situations. My anxiety goes through the roof to meet new people especially when it's more than one :(.
I could pay privately too but I guess they'd have to tel my Dr still. I also used to get a lot of help for depression, I could speak to my previous pscyistrist maybe?
Can anyone help me With any info?
Thanks in advance.
bit of an update. So I went to the NHS who wouldn't diagnose me. They palmed me off a bit and still haven't given me any help for my horrific anxiety problems at the moment.
I got fed up and decided to pay privately, its cost a lot of money. But at least I have a diagnosis. The Dr diagnosed me as having Aspergers, ADHD, Dyspraxia and some OCD which drives me nuts.
Im quite pleased. Even on the way home with my mum, things started making sense. Just like oversensitivity to things and some other stuff.
I spoke to my manager at work who is supportive. He actually said it before I'd even mentioned it. His friend has aspergers so he sees a few of his traits in me. I told him about a tantrum I had with a mechanic because I didn't want to sign something. I knew I was being difficult, but I was struggling to not be like it. I said that to him and he said about his friend acting similarly. He said well it's good now we know. We can try help you when you get how I do. Which is really positive.
Thanks everyone :)