Sorry if I've been a bit quiet on the forums recently.
I'm 36 this year, and the last few weeks have been pretty important for me. I've realised that I've got Asperger's syndrome. With hindsight, it seems kind of obvious now, and I realise now that I have always been trying to answer the question of why I feel different to everybody else. I feel like that question has been answered in the past couple of weeks. My son Luka, who is 6, has been displaying some of the symptoms, and we were trying to get him diagnosed, when the penny dropped. It really shook my world up a first, but has allowed me to forgive my past, and to accept myself a little more.
Then I thought, I wonder where I could talk to some more people who might be similar. I clicked the hypnos link.
Are there any Aspies here, self-diagnosed or officially diagnosed? Or self-undiagnosed?
Here's a link of some of the symptoms:http://www.autism-help.org/adults-diagnosis-aspergers.htm
I had a lot of tics, stutters, anxiety as a child (which I still have, but I can suppress) and some of these symptoms can change to more 'acceptable' versions as an adult. But I have to say that I don't feel as If I'm broken or anything, I feel a sense of proudness too, because some of these areas, especially the obsession with alienation, dreaminess, with which I have distinguished myself in my own life, are some of the core symptoms of this condition.