I Have Aspergers Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 295 People

    After lots of research

    and quizzes, I came to the realization that I might have Aspergers Syndrome. The problem is that I don't know if I have the confidence to tell anybody. My mom usually shoots down my suspicions with crappy arguments of some sort. One instance was when I thought I most likely...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    I have Asperger's and I thought meeting other

    people with aspergers would help me cope but it hasn't . It's like I can't even relate with those people because we're too alike , if that makes sense . I just feel alone , beside myself . I don't know maybe I just haven't found the right person to talk to who will continue to...
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    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015
    wisey86 wisey86
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2015

    Hi, Nice To Meet You

    I'm 28 and live in Swindon, South England. I was diagnosed with Aspergers 8 years ago when my parents noticed that, after living in Swindon for 6 months and having had numerous jobs in Salisbury and Swindon they decided to have me assessed at the Swindon Dyslexia Centre in...
    Zekastian9 Zekastian9
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jul 13, 2012

    Can I talk to someone

    who suffers with this please in private?
    stephanie29 stephanie29
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Feb 18

    Hmm lets see.. My aspergers was pretty bad back

    when I was younger, but I managed to learn how to simply read situations from facial changes. I still have trouble finding my own emotions however.
    oracnid oracnid
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    I was diagnosed when I was about 9,

    and it apparently makes it difficult for me to socialize. While it is true that I have an extreme difficulty, if not total inability, to make friends, I feel that aspergers is not a valid excuse. Aspergers is not some tumor that controls me like a puppet, nor an external enemy...
    Varof Varof
    22-25, M
    Jul 20, 2014

    Does anyone with Aspergers Syndrome get this

    weird.. feeling? Or.. Headache? in your head when your stressed, embarrased or have had too much social stimulation etc?
    shortiemctall shortiemctall
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 5, 2014

    I was diagnosed with Aspergers

    but I am not. Aspergers is a neurological encounter not a physiological one. The problem is that half of what I understood in life was misunderstood because of the lack of understanding of Neurotypical behaviour. A person can be chucked out of there home for a slow developing...
    yuimru yuimru
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 28

    If you can't understand that,

    then don't talk to me. I do not like to be criticised and compared to others because I am unable to socialise properly. It is not my fault and I didn't ask to be born this way. The people who criticise us don't and will never have an understanding of what it's like to have...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    I HATE being so logical,

    but logically it's necessary and appropriate for people to think logically. See my problem? I don't love. Relationships make zero sense to me, I don't have any gender I can relate to, Monogamy is a dumb concept and its very contradictory to the definition of love, I know the...
    pianochick5254 pianochick5254
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    Most people with Asperger's have co morbid's -

    mine is dyslexia - when I was being assessed for Asperger's I studied it intensely on the internet and I was great full to be able to talk to people in this way . I'm always great full when somebody introduces me to a part of Asperger's that I was originally unaware of. In fact...
    Homejames Homejames
    51-55, M
    Oct 22, 2014

    All I can say is thank God

    for the theatre. My parents signed me up for an amateur theatre group when I was 11; in hindsight, they may have done it because of my Asperger's (I was diagnosed around 8 or 9). I never looked back, and am now forging a career as a professional stage manager. Theatre was my...
    heyitsgarrett heyitsgarrett
    22-25, M
    Jul 7, 2015

    There's two types of people with aspergers .

    The ones who can't hold a conversation to save their life AND the ones who talk about anything and everything they know nonstop till the other person ears bleed and they have to make an excuse because they don't want to talk you anymore . I'm the second one .
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses May 9, 2015

    Having aspergers sucks!

    My parents said that I was born with Autism. This is bullshit. I got judged, mocked, ignored, ditched and left out out because I was "weird" to ther kids. I never had any true friends (accept my childhood friends) and my two friends from high school. I've had people take...
    MissThickGirl MissThickGirl
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 4, 2015
    alli14 alli14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2014

    Im not actually sure

    that i am an aspie, but i have a LOT of the symptoms and i just took an online test that put me at borderline for having it. It was one of those short online tests and i feel like maybe if i took a longer more detailed examination it may find that i am. It said a score of 32 was...
    shinjorai shinjorai
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014

    I wish there was more support

    and help for children with aspergers in schools . It seems like every other disability , disorder , and physical/mental affliction gets help , even conventional autism , but not AS .
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

    DSM IV Ends; DSM V Starts

    The American Psychiatric Association has just approved revisions to the manual used to diagnose the things that go bump in your soul. The first revision of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in twenty years dictates who gets treatment and how it is...
    wannashareit wannashareit
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2013

    I've been diagnosed since I was 17

    so just over a year ago yay I have a tendency to make social blunders and meltdown at the smallest things I am also a somewhat rare female Aspie
    Robinwing Robinwing
    3 Responses May 2, 2015

    Neurotypicals Are Really Quite Intrusive

    Not all neurotypicals, but specifically just the "neurotypicunts" (a word that someone on Facebook coined a couple of years ag)o. I mean, really, forcing eye contact? And accusing us of nefarious motives if we don't! Then there's the way they notice every little physical detail...
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

    I was put into a 'friends group' to speak to

    new people but it didn't work because my best friend also had aspergers and was put in the same group as me so we just talked to each other and ignored everyone else. as you can imagine the counsellor was extremely annoyed.
    slider978 slider978
    16-17, F
    Sep 18, 2015

    me having Aspergers since i was 4 has really

    sucked. it makes me seem like a horrible person but in reality i just don't know what's appropriate or how to act or what to say in social situations. it really really sucks. one of the WORST things for me is the hyper sensitive side i have the worst hyper sensitive mode where...
    izzzy098 izzzy098
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    i wasnt going to write a story about this.

    ... but i will just to share y story with people and hopefully i can maybe try to help people who have it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^ ever since i was a baby my parents knew that something else was going on with me because i was so different to a lot of babies that they...
    Slothislife Slothislife
    18-21, M
    19 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    When I was a child my parents knew something

    was different about me, and I was actually delayed in both speech and motor skills. (uncommon for aspies ;o it is more actually common for people with autism.) I was seen by doctors and originally mis diagnosed with autism at 3 or 4. After doing research into my teens and...
    PerfectInsanity1988 PerfectInsanity1988
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 11, 2014

    Just because I have Aspergers doesn't mean

    there's anything wrong with me, my final grades in high school were average and I'm considered to be one of the smartest people in my university class. And I don't ever allow myself special considerations like extra time on assignments or test and no special tutor's or allowance...
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    2 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    Recently diagnosed. Diagnosis seems a bit

    pointless seeing as there's no cure but I suppose it will stop me wasting my time looking for a solution. I wonder what to do with a life with very little emotion in it. I have quite a few friends at the moment but I'm feeling suffocated and just want to pack a bag and disappear...
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    1 Response Dec 19, 2014
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    I found out in January,

    everything makes sense now. If only I could cope in a healthier way. I need more from my boyfriend, friends. I have no family. I'm all alone in a sea of strangers, I drift to the sound of hums and instruments. Clicking, scraping, ticking, beeping, knocking. Constant noise, the...
    europaproxima europaproxima
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    My mother is making me take a social skills

    class. I don't think I need it, but at least I'll meet some fellow aspies.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

    I was only diagnosed at 16.

    It's been really hard for me though. I nearly failed out of high school. I can't focus. And pretty much have all the symptoms that show I have it. I was badly bullied in middle school. I even had people apologizing later on for bullying me. I had very few friends, and...
    yourbrowneye yourbrowneye
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    Having Aspergers Syndrome is quite challenging

    for me. I have always felt like a ghost or a being living in another world in high school. Because of my particular interests, I have a very hard time making friends. It makes me feel lonely and confused about what socially happens around me. I have developed a bad habit of...
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    2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

    You'd never know I have Asperger's by looking

    at me. It's the anxiety and the super strong perfectionist streak that makes life unbearable at times. Making changes in my field of work is tougher for me than for a neurotypical. Starting new work isn't easy for the majority of us. I'll have to rely on the graces of God to get...
    paintyourtootsies paintyourtootsies
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    I was diagnosed back in 2007 by my doctor.

    I have a hard time making friends and relationships last. They always leave me and i think i am not good enough.My anxiety is a daily struggle,i cant go someone where there is big cowards besides pro wrestling. My family doesn't help any with the verbal abuse they do to me.
    punkglampire punkglampire
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    I'm proud to have it.

    My councillor told me I '10x the women any bully will ever be' and I know that's a good thing. I'm a minority, one of a small percentage effected by this rare condition. I also think the inability to recognise emotion is good, from what I see emotions are off putting.
    Randompi Randompi
    16-17, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    Does anyone else have obsessions?

    I get obsessed with men, like my trainer. It can make life hard.
    janie94 janie94
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    Yea, just as it says,

    I have Aspergers Syndrome. It's tough at times. Yea, I have a great understanding of logic but the fact I don't understand emotions. Nor do I understand and know how to use my own. I don't get humor, so I just don't find things funny really. Yea, I wish I had someone I could...
    Tnert357 Tnert357
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

    My Life With Asperger's Syndrome

    Hi, my name is Zach. I am 23 and I had been diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 15. As soon as I acknowledged that I have a form of autism, I started to perceive on how unique I really am from other people. Having an autistic mind just feels that I am "extrodinarily" different...
    zak1447 zak1447
    26-30, M
    Sep 13, 2013

    I do. It has actually HELPED me.

    But can you imagine the guy who discovered it, how much he must have gotten teased a lot in school. I mean, his last name was Asperger. Break it down, and what does it sound like? He must have been severely teased.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    i was diagnosed with bipolar

    and asperger's syndrome in 2007.I also have anxiety,and panic attacks really bad.I was bullied and hospitalized many times.I am trying to grow with my coping skills.i am using social media to how to deal with all types of people around the world.I struggle to fit in with others...
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    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    I was diagnosed at age 13.

    Now I'm 17. I interpret things literally, I'm very unsociable and don't like changes. I have difficulties understanding jokes too. I suffer from a lot of anxiety and need my routines.
    LinaMetso LinaMetso
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2014
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    Aug 9, 2015
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