Published on 12, July, 2020
Hello. I’m in my thirties and I have always felt different from everyone else. I feel like I am performing my life to everyone else and they are all watching me play a character of a person that isnt really me. I don’t do well in social situations and I am often said to be very quiet because I tend not to speak for fear of saying the wrong thing. I have done lots of AQ tests online and always score quite highly on them. I have mentioned it to my mum but she doesn’t believe I’m autistic. I don’t want to go down the nhs route to get tested as I work in healthcare and I feel it’s a bit too close to home. I hope you will accept me as a part of this group and I look forward to getting to know you all.
I do! I love it ️
Sorry that should have said diagnosed, not tested
Hello and wellcome to the community. I too am quiet and find speaking in social situations can be hard as I make mistakes and people are not always as understanding as we would like. I am sure you will meet many people here.
Hello welcome to the forum
no, please go ahead and go for a diagnosis. You have the same right to access NHS services as anyone else.
Hi Lucy lovely to meet you. It’s difficult isn’t it? I’m so scared of people not liking me because I don’t know how to act or what to say with them.
Hi Simon lovely to meet you
Ah thanks. I know you’re right but it would be one of my work colleagues that I would have to go to to ask for a referral, which I’m not sure I really want to do.
Hello, Lucy is my 1976 land Rover, I am Nick, sorry for the confusion. Yes, it is hard but I find most people are understanding when you explain about autism and those that are not, well that is their loss. Do not be so hard on yourself.
I bet you watch friends
if course you can ,,, u can go thru your GP is that who your work colleague is ?