Do I Have Aspergers? High Functioning Autism, ASD

Do I have Aspergers? I’m still confused. I’ve recently been told by my doctor that I am on the autism spectrum. I haven’t gotten an official diagnosis, but I…

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18 Responses to “Do I Have Aspergers? High Functioning Autism, ASD”

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. It’s hard to go out of
    your comfort zone and is much appreciated. I totally understand the hyper
    self awareness. I have suffered from that my whole life- never understood
    it as a child but would try so hard not to be in the limelight at all or be
    noticed. I didn’t understand why i felt like this. My son has recently been
    diagnosed with Asperger’s and evertything you have said is what he has had
    difficulty with socially. But there is also the executive functioning that
    affects the brain’s functioning which is part of Autism which is
    a neurological disorder. It affects our thought process as well as we are
    not wired as neurotypical thinking people.There are some struggles with
    this but there are also some wonderfully attributes to this too. A
    neuropsych will let you learn what your strengths are and build your self
    esteem.

  2. I have had a lot of those symptoms. A few things may help. First off, as
    you age and gain experience, the symptoms lesson. Second, a lot of it can
    go away or be very much minimized through logical thinking, mindfulness,
    experience of seeing that others really are as insecure or preoccupied as
    you and realizing that people like us overthink and analyze, and most
    people do not. If they also thought so much, deep-thinking, they would feel
    like we do. A lot of people are not deep thinkers. Also, negative thinking
    is very common and self esteem is low. But, at the same time, people like
    me, and maybe you, feel almost superior and arrogant, so the negativity
    helps keep us tampered down. A lot of the sensory overload I have
    experienced. One other thing that helped was hanging out on the streets,
    away from my family. Usually family, in the end, cares more but they may
    also have weird symptoms or a weird dynamic. I personally hung around
    various kinds of people and places, black or white, bad areas etc. I
    learned from them a different way to do things, to have an “I don’t give a
    f…” attitude as far as not taking any crap. I also like the way they make
    it through struggles and just a while different way to deal with stuff in
    some cases. When you have everything available and don’t have to struggle,
    you tend to stay in one place, by yourself…and think. There are a ton of
    things out there to learn, and after awhile you see that others really
    don’t give a crap what you are thinking one way or the other and aren’t
    looking at you or thinking badly about you. After enough good people are
    around you, you start to see that they like you, even if it isn’t in the
    same normal way they like others, like wanting to hang out and do things.
    But they do not dislike you either and have nothing bad to say. So the
    feeling of not being able to speak up or talk back or approach anyone, or
    the feeling or belief that you have nothing important to contribute to a
    conversation, or that everyone else seems to know each other and just know
    what to say…that feeling fades away with practice, and not like
    repetitious practice in school but by just doing it, which is very hard at
    first. I could and still can not always speak up. I still feel like I have
    nothing important or interesting to say, and feel like they wont like me, I
    am not good enough, they see my weirdness, they sense my awkwardness, etc.
    Well, sometimes they do. But I sense that in others too but don’t hold it
    against them or make fun of them. And if they are decent, they wont either.
    Most people won’t. But there are always some who will, and especially kids
    sense it and pounce on it, sometimes in mean ways. But as I got older I
    realized or was told or read, I forget, that they mistook my quietness for
    arrogance. They thought that I didn’t speak because I thought I was too
    good for them. Part of me did. But because I literally couldn’t speak up, I
    had to feel superior as a defense mechanism to make me feel like I didn’t
    need any friends, even though deep down…way deep down, I knew I did. But
    since I couldn’t, just like when I was called and my face turned red, and I
    couldn’t fight back, well, I just out on that aura and focused on school
    and blocked out everything else. That did not serve me well in real life
    because I did not learn or have the social skills to interact when I was
    older. No memories or old friendships to talk about, no one I grew up with
    as a non family member to reminisce with, no girlfriends growing up to
    learn from, no going out, hanging out, etc., so I didn’t know any of that.
    Now that I am older, when I took college classes, because I was out and
    about, around so many various peoples, doing and not just thinking, and
    taking myself out of myself, focusing on others more than myself and
    seeing, through time with people, how people really are, and learning
    things, now when I was called in class, I did not get a red face. I spoke
    up and didn’t give a carp. In fact, I knew I had something to offer. I
    didn’t feel so inferior and I didn’t have that feeling of superiority
    either to mask it. You see, it is all interrelated. And also, by having
    loving family members, some you may be much closer to than others, you may
    find someone who helps and understands and is there for you in ways that
    most cannot or will not. Then, if you trust God, He will show you things
    too, guide you to things, bring people into your life at just the right
    moment, let you know things and talk and answer you. Yes, it really does
    happen, not like on t.v. but the most seemingly random or coincidental or
    specific things will happen at just the right time, and you know, and you
    see that the more Faith you have, the more things happen, and they are more
    intense and more precise and not at all coincidental or random, even to the
    point that when you tell others, some skeptical, they even will be
    surprised and in wonderment. So God, family, get out among various people,
    especially different ones who may take you away from family dynamics or
    what you are used to, age and experience, and taking yourself out of
    yourself and not thinking so much, as well as mindfulness may help. Prayer
    helps too. And try, if possible, to stay away from too many doctors and
    counselors and medications. The stigma this gives to us is real and myself,
    I have often felt worse after seeing these people. Sometimes they help a
    little and are necessary but sometimes it just reinforces the idea that I
    am different and weird, whereas when I mostly stay away from them I do not
    feel part of that group of people, not that I am better than anyone but
    just that it is not productive to always feel like a psychiatric patient.
    Besides, most of the dr.’s and counselors and people involved in that don’t
    have a clue what they are talking about and are often very weird. I am not
    saying that in jest, I am serious. They are usually very weird. And often
    psychology is just nothing more than playing talking games in your head but
    not actual treatment or cures, and medicines usually just make you drugged
    up. But sometimes they may help. Just be wary because a lot of the stuff
    they push is very hostile to what you will learn in your journey with God
    or in a good church and is often very sexually permissive and very loose
    and lack with morals.

  3. Hey dude. Wanted to tell you how much I relate to your video. I have
    battling with the same idea for the past year or so. I’m about to turn 29,
    and for some reason, I’m terrified by the idea. But I being a like minded
    individual when it comes to health and self optimization, I wanted to share
    some of my own breakthroughs in understanding I’ve come to in the past few
    months. One, if you haven’t looked into Nootropics yet, do yourself a favor
    and do so. I recommend starting by reading about Piracetam and it’s family
    of drugs. Neuro-chemistry might be the overlooked area for some of your
    issues.

    Second, and perhaps more importantly, hormones. In particular testosterone
    and estrogen. For years, I always thought I was deficient in
    testosterone,(low libido, terrible energy levels, no motivation, passivity)
    but never had a doctor competent enough or open to the idea of persuing
    that route. Recently, I found out about the plague of estrogen
    dominance/progesterone deficiency. The more I read about that, the more I
    was convinced to venture into lowering my estrogen(consequencially raising
    my testosterone in the process). I started to see positive results with
    anti-estrogenic substances. Then, I started a cycle of anabolic steroids (a
    moderate dose of testosterone) a little over a month ago mainly because I
    wanted to put on a lot of muscle. Aside from, so far, putting on almost 20
    pounds, I’ve noticed dramatic spikes in energy, positive mood changes and
    “feeling like myself again”. While I’m keeping my levels higher than normal
    for the purposes of muscle gain, I feel there is a correlation between my
    higher testosterone and starting to feel “normal” again. I also have been
    getting negative sides(moderate mood swings, occasional feelings of being
    overwhelmed with frustration, maybe becoming a little more self centered),
    but again, my levels are higher than normal, so perhaps there is a middle
    ground that can be achieved somewhere. Anyway this is getting long, but I
    your videos gave me some new roads to pursue and I wanted to return the
    favor. If you wanna ask me anything feel free. Oh, and this is a brave
    video to put out show the world. Your really hanging your balls out there
    and helping people in the process. You should feel really good about that.

  4. Hi there, I’m a mother that had alot of what you explained experiences and
    told that now I’m on the ASD Spectrum ,it took so much for me to be here
    now. My mother went to a special need school(Obviously for ASD/Special
    needs) I’m thankful I’m not alone going through this. I also have 2
    children with special needs(are diagnosed with ASD,ADHD) because of that I
    act a certain that relates to what you have put on here so after that I
    displaying the traits and they put me down as a bad mum (My kids are very
    well cared for, it was just the way I acted that made a concern) I guess/
    been told nearly had my children taken from me as I was thought of as a
    dysfunctional parent and out of my mind. I had a first child and he is
    nothing like those I have with ASD so I followed the parenting through but
    later realized something was different. I’m not going to go on but I’m
    also on the spectrum and it really touched me that you even accept to
    understand it as it took me nearly 4 decades!

    That’s the ting about ASD, your so honest and that’s a positive! You are
    in sighting so many and that is a big positive!!!! 

  5. Great video on this subject! I have been doing some reading lately on
    this subject and have noticed there is a new theory that is becoming more
    popular about autism, called the Intense World theory which I think makes a
    lot of sense… also I think a lot of people are starting to realize that
    people with autism have some really deep thoughts and are wired differently
    than the majority but that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with
    them… some of the smartest people on the planet have had it… Anyways,
    great video! :–)

  6. Your video is very encouraging and invaluable to anyone looking for a cure
    or just to alleviate the symptoms of aspergers. Thanks for sharing! 

  7. MIY NAME IS ABRAHAM ALI AND IAM 19 AND I HAVE AUTISIM TO I WOSE DIYIGNOSED
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  8. Hi i saw your video and I like to say we as in people with autism and
    asperger We can do this! I have Asperger to. I have trouble comprhend 🙁 I
    dont give up trying to be normal. 

  9. I have a hard time with eye contact too… I think it is overwhelming
    because you can see into their souls because I think people with autism are
    able to have more empathy than others so it is like looking in the person’s
    soul (that is one theory I heard recently and it totally makes sense and I
    believe that is what happens to me when I look people in their eyes…
    definitely sensory overload)…

  10. OMGGG I seen some of your videos, and the first thing I notice about
    you…. Your Eyes, soo cute

  11. I’m a big proponent of getting full neuropsychological testing for accurate
    diagnosis. It will also tell you things like whether you’re having
    auditory and/or visual processing disorders. I find that it provided
    excellent information of my full brain profile, strengths and weaknesses.
    It is very empowering to know concretely what is going on with you. I just
    recommend to people that they make sure that they see a doctor who works
    with adults. Whether to seek an ASD diagnosis and what to expect after

  12. PJ I really my entire time watching this video today. How are you doing so
    far and are you good progress?

  13. The difference as I understand it is early speech delay. If you are hfa,
    you will have had problems learning to talk as a small child. If you are
    asperger’s, you learned to speak normally, yet have all the same symptoms.

  14. Stay strong 🙂 

  15. Thanks.

  16. Did you get a diagnosis of Asperger’s!!?

  17. I resonate with a lot of the social problems you’re describing in this
    video and have come to the same realization as you have in the past couple
    of months or so that I could be classified as having aspergers as well.
    Great video!

    I also like that you mentioned how you’re looking to treat the aspergers in
    addition to the candida. Both are components of the overall health
    condition and so both must be considered as being but a part of the overall
    picture. I think in this respect you’ve already made it farther than most
    do in terms of getting a solid grasp on this illness. A lot of people just
    focus on one thing when really they should be trying to get a broader view.
    Lots of modern chronic illness can fit under this umbrella as well. I feel
    like lots of people are affected even if it’s not in such a severe way as
    you or I (like just suffering from ADHD for example).

    I dunno if you feel the same way, but for me it felt good to able to put a
    diagnosis on my problems. I used to think it was just all me and would put
    all the blame on myself, but when you realize there’s a physical cause
    behind it all and that there’s a whole subset of people out there who share
    your problems it kinda makes you feel a little bit better (not that I’m
    glad others are suffering but it makes you feel less isolated and alone).
    For me it was like a huge weight being lifted off of my shoulders.

    Anyway, thanks for this video! It’s cathartic for me to hear/see someone
    else describe what they went through knowing that I went through much of
    the same. Looking forward to more videos and to see how far you get with
    this candida protocol you got going.

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