Since my diagnosis at the end of last year, after many years of feeling 'comfortably numb' 99% of the time, I have noticed that I'm starting to 'feel' again, that is to feel happy or sad, I don't like it!.........
Has anyone else had this experience post diagnosis?
I have found the post diagnosis period something of a roller coaster ride. It seems rather cruel to give someone a diagnosis late in life, but offer no counselling to help with the inevitable feelings of loss and retrospective soul searching.
It’s a literal renaissance that engenders an emotional rawness.
Thank you for replying Graham. I did think I was coping well but I think that my roller coaster ride has now started......the lack of support for those of us diagnosed in adulthood is beyond appalling. I've just started my own online group for people with Aspergers and ASD in my area with a view to using it to facilitate social meet ups but there needs to be more funding granted to help adults with ASD.
yes, it's taking some getting used to. Never really knew I didn't feel feelings before. Still trying to work out what is a feeling and what feeling is what and what they feel like!
It's a bit weird isn't it, Suddenly having feelings? The whole thing is just a bit overwhelming really. But we can all help each other to get through it :-)