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has anyone been dxed with ASD as an adult and what prompted you to go ahead with it?

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nappyaddict Sat 01-Mar-14 21:00:30

I have always been unmotivated, messy, disorganised, lazy, in denial, putting things off hoping they will go away and then running out of time and panicking when I can't get it done.

I get extremely anxious in social situations where I feel out of my depth. I am ok in situations where I feel I know what I am talking about, for example when with other parents, talking about kids, special needs stuff, talking about my family, friends etc. I don't even feel comfortable being left alone with my step FIL and step MIL and I've been with my boyfriend 4 years in may/june. I have only started feeling comfortable being left alone with mil in the last year. I am a waitress and find it difficult when people make (unfunny) jokes. I don't know how to respond or carry on the conversation. I sort of do this little laugh and then carry on with what I was doing. I am sure this comes across as rude or unfriendly.

I have always really struggled with phone calls. the only people I feel 100% comfortable ringing and answering the phone to are my mum, boyfriend and sister. I aways prefer to text or email. if I absolutely have to make one I worry about it for ages before hand, practising over and over in my head what to say. I have even paid a bank charge that I shouldn't have had cos I couldn't face ringing up to sort it out. even when friends ring I panick, ignore it, then text 5 mins after pretending i missed there call.

I get obsessed with researching things on the internet. not necessarily important things or things I particularly want to know. I just have this obsession with looking up things and then making lists of the things I have found out and more recently putting them onto pinterest.

do you think this sounds like I have asd or is it just my personality?

PolterGoose Sat 01-Mar-14 21:28:48

If you look down the list of threads on this board you'll see one for women who have or may have AS, might be worth a look smile

nappyaddict Sun 02-Mar-14 10:00:49


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