After a 2 year wait I was recently diagnosed, and it is taking some time to adjust to it, such a mixturte of different feelngs, relief, regret, avoidance, disbelief, but mainly just relief. It wasn't just that I was weird all my life, there was a recogniseable, distinct, pervasive difficulty and there always has been. It wasn't that I didn't try hard enough, it wasn't that I was lazy, or just didn't want to mix with people or do a 'normal' job, but there are other more positive things too...the synaesthesia type experiences I have had, sensitivities to energies, my being drawn to workshops and groups where I could learn to make eye contact, to hug and enjoy physical contact, and many many more things I can now begin to place as to why I did this or why I was interested in that, or why I would have my own version of a meltdown. Thank you to the community for existing and hi to everyone. I look forward to learning and understanding more/
Oh wow! congratulations on getting your diagnosis! It must be a relief to finally discover why you are the way you are?
To Timetraveller, welcome...I’m new too & diagnosed a year & a bit ago. Though I’m dyslexic & I can’t understand this websight very well.
i get you totally..I too did ESP & spiritual group stuff, but still felt weird or distant from others. Thank goodness for my diagnoses....been a tough year processing it all.
But like you i’m extra sensitive, telepathic, empathetic, have visual/spatial synaesthia to music, see stuff around me when I’m over stimulated like really vivid colours...etc etc etc.
Good to know too about melt downs...I’m also getting to understand ‘looping’ too. I do this too much. It’s suppose to be not healthy & effects the immune system....no wonder I get crappy days.
Biggest bug bear is I have no filters to sound so I hear everything at once...or get overwhelmed with sound & it becomes unbearable. Also can read peoples emotions to much too... which can be also be tiring & upsetting at times...so I spend most of my time alone...that’s sort of ok. Of course there are upside to this as well...better to not go on & on...as I do.
Really big time relived folks...yay! That we share so many likes....whew! Happy days. Thanks you are all brilliant
Sorry Kitsune I don’t understand the Hints & tips bit very much at this time.
I’m logged in on my mobile rather than my laptop atm so can’t see the ‘hints and tips’ bit, I’ll have a look at it later!