Overcoming Asperger Symptoms
I want other aspies out there to know that it is possible to be able to speak, have a wonderful conversation, which before we considered so boring, to smile really wide with no effort, and be outgoing. The professionals call it "high functioning autism", which we all know who have it, there's nothing high functioning to it. I had to live with it, undiagnosed, for 20 years (I'm now 37), and after experimenting with every drug in the book it seems like, and with every class of medications, I've found the right combination for me. My IQ is an 81, and I am extremely impaired in every single area of learning. I couldn't carry on a conversation to save my life. And I've been in college for probably 10 years to try to finish a 4 year degree. But with the help of a couple of liberal doctors who empathized with what I wanted to do, it came down to a combination of 4 medications, and with them working together, now I have everyone saying that it's obvious there's nothing wrong with me. And that I'm faking that I have a disability. I also have BP Disorder. Counselors and doctors whom I see these days, I can tell, think I'm on some trip of some kind, that I want have an asperger identity or something ridiculous. It took me 16 years of experimenting, and people calling me weird, saying I had no manners at the table, lalala. Now that all of my cognitive functions are working at %100, and I can smile as big as anyone, and that I'm relaxed, and can talk to an adult like and adult and make jokes with them, the people that I meet these days don't believe me. Folks, it is possible, but only for those who are interested in going with the medication route. So don't give up! But I'm not trying to offend those at the same time who choose to take a different route. It's just a matter of taste.
Last edited by Quixote23; 03-07-2010 at 03:27 AM.