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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,230 People

    I was diagnosed at the age of 12

    after my school had suspected something wasn't right about me. I've always had a problem of over-thinking things, having terrible sleep problems and obsessions over things. Many people don't understand why I will spend so much time doing the same things. I am like a walking...
    tesseract49 tesseract49 18-21, T Mar 5

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    I guess my story is the same

    as everyone else, Diagnosed at a young age, unable to interact socially which I am quite content with though my mother always tries to force me into social interactions I am not comfortable with . I have been known to have some quirks and habits. I didn't even tell my friends...
    AnonymousVote AnonymousVote 18-21, M Mar 4

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    I have always been descried

    as 'quirky' or a bit odd. From an early age i was difficult, didn't sleep at all. As i grew older I was never with other children, my only friend for many many years was my mum, she never worked so she stayed home with me. I started to gain a few friends in middle school, my...
    smokingandstress smokingandstress 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm feeling more isolated

    than usual. I'm angry too, mainly with mum and dad, I just don't want to, maybe can't speak to them. I'm cross because I think life may have been easier if I'd been diagnosed as a child. I'd have known how better to deal with myself. Sadly they didn't seem to take much interest...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I was diognosed with aspergers last year

    and since then it's been hell all I want is to be Normal and be like everyone else
    RLittle RLittle 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    Aspergers

    Hello My name is Justin and this is my story. This past September, I was diagonsed with Aspergers. Before, I was digonsed with Aspergers, I did a bunch of research on Aspergers and found out that I had many of the traits of a person with Aspergers. When I met with the...
    superherojustin superherojustin 22-25, M 11 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Dating From An Aspie Perspective.

    I get tired of neurotypicals. There's so many reasons why. Nueortypicals like to learn to get to know others on the fly. Do you know? Like they like situation based learning of other people and to just throw people into a chaotic situation and see how they'll react to get to know...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 9 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome way

    back in March of 1994, right after I turned 9 years old. When I was a young child, I was always different than every one else around me. I was always very shy & quiet. I never socialised with any one. I was an under achiever in school. I had no friends. My father & my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Being On The Spectrum Is Like Xmen

    My friend recently asked me if I was taking medication to treat my aspergers.  He seemed like a really understanding friend and I was feeling down so I decided to confide with him that I have aspergers.  I normally don't tell people.  Well his first response was "That sucks...
    Lyddia Lyddia 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Was diagnosed back in high school.

    Felt like it held me back from many things. Yea, I did go 2 dances, junior and senior prom, but people treated me like I was retarded. I'm highly functioned. If I was retarded, I wouldn't of graduated with my class (Not saying that retarded people r dumb.) People bullied me...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I've been diagnosed now.

    The lady that did the deed seems rather concerned about my mental well being. I don't know how I feel now I'm officially registered as disabled, I'll post thoughts upon this as and when but I'm certainly not suicidal. What's the point? 40 years of **** to give up now? Yeah right...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm still annoyed with my experience with the

    woman purporting to be my doctor earlier this week. It was not easy plucking up the courage to make the appointment nor attending without support. Perhaps I was naive and was expecting too much but it was clear I knew far more about the subject than she. After inviting...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M Jan 23

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    My High-functioning Asperger's

    I did not mean to give any of you the impression that I have outgrown my Asperger's when I shared my last story with you people. I know full-well that asperger's is a life-long condition. The truth is, I did not outgrow it. I'm just really, really highfunctioning. No offense to...
    NMooney NMooney 22-25, M 14 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    Aspergers

    If I showed you the real me would it still be the same? Explained Ive got a gun, but I've got no aim? No violence or love, just my conscience as a token. That its not my fault my compass is broken. I cant feel what you feel, but why cant I pretend? I know that I would...
    ShadowAce7125 ShadowAce7125 22-25, M 27 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Recently Diagnosed

    diagnosed at 23 got a job lost a job in and out of work had a girlfirend with aspergers ,thought she understood me then she left me i feel like i know myself but feel like i dont know how the world works part of me wishes things were different ,another the world that needs...
    diagram diagram 22-25, M 9 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    Neurotypical Personality Disorder

    Neurotypical Personality Disorder (NTPD) is a personality disorder categorized under Cluster D (common and un-evolved). Sufferers from this disorder show an irrational need to have friends and different kinds of relationships with other humans at all times, exhibit strange...
    GPeck GPeck 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    I've never received an official diagnosis,

    but it's the only thing that explains why I'm, well, me. As a kid, I had no social skills whatsoever, and I spent most of my time hiding from people and the rest of the time becoming way too attached to certain books, TV shows, etc. I liked my own little world and I didn't...
    RobinDaggers RobinDaggers 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Yesterday, I had an appointment with a clinical

    psychologist and found out that I have Asperger's syndrome. To my surprise, it actually didn't upset me to find out that I have it. In fact, it was a great relief and it explained some of the challenges that I went through over the course of my life. I'm talking about the...
    Mags2588 Mags2588 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    Debunking 6 Myths

    "1. Myth: Children with AS will grow out of it eventually. Fact: Like ADHD, there’s a prevalent myth that Asperger Syndrome is strictly a childhood disorder that disappears after young adulthood. But AS is a lifelong condition. It does get better with treatment but never...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Aspergers is often like wearing invisible

    gloves. You get along with life just fine. Then somebody says you should stroke a cat, because it's such since sensation. So you do but however hard you try you just can't feel a thing.
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I always get stressed by seeing somebody I know

    in the distance. I don't know at what point I should acknowledge them. Should I wait until they are at comfortable talking distance? Should I wave at initial recognition? How well do we know each other, should my response change accordingly? Are they attractive and the opposite...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Aspergers ll

    I was always told to look people in there eyes. But I never did, so I was suspected of lies. Its not my fault theres nothing when I hear their cries. Not my fault theres nothing when someone dies. Emotionally dead, should I lay with the flies? Why is everything I am what you...
    ShadowAce7125 ShadowAce7125 22-25, M 17 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    I Have As, and Adhd As Well.

    I am a 40 year old married female, with medically confirmed AS.  ( My husband has ADD and Tourettes. )  I'm curious about a few things, as I have never met another adult Aspie.  What are some of the biggest challenges you face in your world?  Are you partnered...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 31 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    Yes, I Have AS, Officially Diagnosed.

    I was diagnosed with AS April 1, 2011, so I haven't been diagnosed for very long. AS has made it VERY hard for me to keep a girlfriend, and I recently nearly lost a woman I loved probably partially because of my condition. Living with this has been difficult because I cannot...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan 41-45, M 7 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    How My ASD Got Me A Lovely Boyfriend

    As you may know, people with ASD struggle with social interactions. I was long labelled antisocial because I didn't know how to be around people, and what the acceptable behaviour is - sometimes I still get it wrong, or I fail to see the point and fail to act appropriately.I also...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 10 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I Think...

    I'm 27 years old and think I may have undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome.  Everything I've read on the subject sounds so much like me it's kind of scary.  I can't recall all the symptoms I've read right now, but a few that spring to mind are that I have a high IQ, I am...
    feralkitten feralkitten 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    But it's not what everyone thinks it is.

    When you say 'aspergers', people think of socially awkward people who are obsessed with computers or science. But in reality, it's a lot different. Being a teen with asperger's is hard. It's lonely. For so long I have been battling my inner demons, and trying to convince myself...
    sarah19597 sarah19597 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 27

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    steack2 steack2 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    The world for people with Asperger's is very

    them and us. Do we strive to pretend to be like them in order to get what they have, or do we stay real to ourselves and ultimately get to be alone. What we all undeniably want is love but, and this is the question, could two people with Asperger's find that love and...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 26

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    Aspergers/autism Is Not A Disease!

    Aspergers/Autism have been relatively ignored until the past couple years.  Now it is on the news all the time and people constantly ask me about it.  No one ever cared until recently with all the news hype.  What peeves me about it is that the news keep labeling it a disease...
    Lyddia Lyddia 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    To be completely honest,

    I denied it for some time. I haven't actually done any kind of official test, but I have a nurse practitioner and a number of knowledgeable individuals who seem quite confident I have it. I mean, autism? Even very mild autism, just being on the spectrum - it's the one thing that...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I want to meet women with Asperger's Syndrome

    and how it affects women beacause apparently it's more common in men than women and I'm just curious into finding out more
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I'Ve Met Someone...:-D

    It's funny but I've met someone with Asperger's as well from a facebook group. We're really hitting it off. The big hitch is he's in England and I'm in America, but so far that hasn't stopped us from getting to know eachother better and better. Who knows where this will go but I...
    neuroticpoet neuroticpoet 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    I went to the movie theater today to see Rio 2

    (pretty good movie) as my sister wanted me to go and meet two of her friends. And everything was going decently to me, but after the movie and my sister was driving me home, she was upset at me for some reason. Me: Is something wrong? Her: (after a pause) You need to be more...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My entire life has been spent in the belief

    that "I could do better." Parents, teachers, lecturers, tutors, experts, grandparents, employers (actual and potential), yes, all of you, stand up and be counted. Throughout my 40 years did any of you ever consider why I wasn't doing better? Were you just happy to believe I was...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Stuck Thinking

    One of the characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorders is often referred to as "stuck thinking". This can cover a number of things, from being unable to move on from an idea once it's in one's head, or the inability to cope with a change of routine, or the unability to think...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 5 Responses May 24, 2013

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    Now I Know Why I Love Stories

    I was just thinking this morning about how much easier life would be if I could work out people's intentions - if little subtitles could appear and tell me what a person really wants or means. And then it struck me: Maybe this is why I love stories so much. When you read a book...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    My son was diagnosed with Aspergers at 3 years.

    He is now 12. The hardest part as a parent is dealing with people who don't understand he thinks and learns differently from other kids his age. He is a brilliant boy but cannot understand things without being shown or reading them (ie: a list of instructions). I wish more...
    redneckwoman68 redneckwoman68 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Poor NT Sufferers! ;o)

    Just found this... http://home.att.net/%7Eascaris1/neurotypicality.html Understanding Neurotypicality   Neurotypicality is a pervasive developmental condition, probably present since birth, in which the affected person sees the world in a very strange manner.  It is...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 35 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    Aspergers Is Not A Competition

    and if it were, you might as well go home now, because classic autism wins hands down. you should see what it's like to not be able to get any words out at all, and there you have a really severe communication problem. so those who have friends are obviously not impaired enough...
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    My Aspie Story.

    I was Diagnosed when I was in the fifth grade, probably around 2002. I've been described as Moderate. I'm not nearly as AS as some people are. I'm actually pretty proud of being an Aspie. :)
    BlackEnvy BlackEnvy 16-18, F 12 Responses May 30, 2007

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    Normal Is Strange

    Why are people expected to understand nonverbal language? It is not taught at home, in school, or anywhere else considered "mainstream". Yet if someone does not know it, they are seen as strange. If you were taken to a country that mainly spoke a language you could not understand...
    IHPD IHPD 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with AS

    when I was 16. The school nurse suggested to my mom that I should be tested for AS because apparently I needed a doctor to make it official that I was an oddball. I don't know why they even bother to diagnose people with Asperger's because first of all there's no cure for it...
    RazorKenny RazorKenny 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Possible Aspie (can't Get Formally Diagnosed W/o Health Insurance, Y'know)

    I got to this website by typing "I am lonely" into Google search (yeah, dorky, isn't it? but yeah, that's me), but this all started a few months ago when I found out that a family member was diagnosed with Asperger's.  Aha!  That explains so much about a few other...
    solitairemom solitairemom 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    You can jolly me along

    as much as you want, I'm still not going to like it, I'm still going to get stressed, I'm still going to get anxious, I'm not going to learn from it other than to avoid it. No matter how many times you get me to repeat it I'm still not going to cope, I'll be just as bad next...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Lenny. My 19 YR old's latest derogatory

    nick-name for me now is "Lenny", after the big, dumb, lumbering guy in the Steinbeck novel "Of Mice And Men." It's very hurtful. He's(along with the rest of my family) always mocking me for having Asperger's, for being different, for not being like other people. He blames me and...
    IMPogueMahone IMPogueMahone 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I have finally told my parents I have

    Asperger's! Well, I sent them a brief email, I'm still a tad angry that they weren't the ones telling me, 40 years ago. I shall see what happens. Not expecting much.
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    I Have Had Asperger Syndrome And It Is No Easy Walk To Deal With

    I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when i was just 16 years old.  I have gone through numerous therapies, medications, and a lot of other things.  I don't deal very well with kids, my social skils are worse than rust, and i have difficulties with the somplest of...
    aspiegentleman aspiegentleman 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    There has been no official diagnosis.

    But, all my life I have felt very different from everyone else. Job after job I have had a difficult time forming close relationships and holding on to a job for more than a couple of years. Anxiety and ADD on top of being completely incapable of understanding others makes...
    pottersclay pottersclay 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm currently divorcing my husband.

    He never ever accepted my aspergers and constantly ridiculed me for it, thinking I could just turn it off. Even though I rank very high on the asperger scale, years of behavorial training have taught me to act neurotypical but I will never BE neurotypical. I just wish I could...
    Lyddia Lyddia 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 22

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    This is something that is very dear to me

    that I had made a list last year to people that I care about. A lot didn't read and didn't cared. I hope this helps you. What you or may not have.I have obsessive thoughts an thinking: meaning i'm making my self think about it way to much that stresses me out, just to...
    Elfric Elfric 31-35, M 6 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Growing Up.

    i grew up in my early years having no idea i had aspergers, i was weird anyway because i was a foreign expect at that time so was already 'different' i was already having major problems when i was diagnosed. my 'as pie' problems were sorted fairly quickly, my conversations...
    dallasalmighty dallasalmighty 18-21, F 4 Responses May 31, 2013

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    After running over the schedule

    for this morning ad nauseum in my bed last night, (This helps, it means when I actually have to do something it's almost a routine for me albeit mainly imagined) I made it to my doctors surgery bang on time for my appointment to gain a referral to more specialist help. Despite...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M Jan 20

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    I used to be pleased

    that no matter how much people tried, they couldn't pigeonhole me. It made life difficult for all parties but I felt I was an individual and was content and quite proud. Then I found out I had Asperger's syndrome and got pigeonholed. I'm feeling lost now.
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    I have a question for everyone :) So I was

    diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago and am aware about it for a while now. Lately, however I have been having random vocal outbursts and more rarely random physical movements. It seems like it would be tourett's related, but I am pretty sure I don't have it since...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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