Im sure you could have been "looked over" because the asperger or autism dx was not used or been studied like it is now. I have Aspergers, was a hyper and more aggressive child, and didnt do well the first years of school.(or really ever because I couldnt focus)I also fear social interactions and have some sensory issues, I have anxiety around lots of people, such as shopping, ect..the lights and the noise can cause me to feel excited, panicky or feel like im going to pass out. The dx doesnt change who you are, but may better you to understand why you do the things you do, so maybe you can address those issues and work on them to improve your life. Aspergers runs in my family and partially in my husbands
( in the males) Both of my parents experience meltdowns, obsessions and repetativeness and nobody ever dx'd them.My brothers and sisters are on one side of the spectrum(with the exception of my oldest brother who is more antisocial, than socially awkward,he's getting better)All of us are exceptionally well artists, spellers and readers. However,mathematics, socializations, impulsiveness,self control havent always been good on the list as others. (and I hate to admit that) Maybe the dx may help you get your life on more of a rountine and in order so you can keep a log or diary of it, to learn about yourself. It might even help you prepare for the future, as to what job you will take. Good Luck!