I'm an 18-year old girl, and I feel like I have high-functio
I'm an 18-year old girl, and I feel like I have high-functioning Asperger Syndrome, but I can't be sure. I've read a lot about it online and I identify with (almost) all of the traits I find, 100%. My problem is that I can't understand how my parents and teachers never noticed anything in my childhood. This makes me doubt if I have Aspergers, and it make me think that maybe I'm just overreacting? Maybe I'm being whiny and maybe I'm looking for attention? But at the same time I don't want a lot of attention, in fact I would prefer to be left alone. I also tell myself that I only self-diagnose myself because I want something to happen in my life, considering my life is pretty boring and straight forward. I do the same things over and over again, and nothing ever changes (not that I mind though). Some days I tell myself all these things and try to convince myself that I am healthy, but the next day I may be obsessed with having the syndrome because it would explain everything and I could feel like I had a reason for acting the way I do, socially and with my limited and repetetive interests. What do you think? I would be grateful to hear an opinion on my situation.
@PattyG Wow, I get disguted at my poor ability to get into routines. Not saying I have a bigger problem, it's just ironic.
Well, you would be in good company. Others with Asbergers include Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld, Dan Ankroyd and many others.
I was recently diagnosed with Asperger's. I am 22 years old. I always knew I was different, since I was real young. Most people don't realize that its harder to see in females than it is in males. Perhaps, if you believe you have it, you should look into more about females with Asperger's, especially growing up part... like how you acted when you were younger. Maybe people may not want to see it. Its a process. I'd say go get tested. Talk to your doctor or go see a therapist. Find someone who will listen..... It is difficult to talk to people, I know, but once you know.... everything will finally make sense to you... even if its something else.... you have to find out... believe me, I know what its like to feel like you are broke and lost... that there will never be another human being who understands you... even when I was diagnosed... I still thought I was so different than everyone else.... my mom said I needed to find other people like me and I just turned it down... I assumed that there was no one else I could connect with... but then out of the blue, I met someone else who had Asperger's.... and I finally feel free and no longer alone... and more open to finding others like me. You will find your place too. Figure out what is going on with you and you will feel some kind of comfort knowing that you aren't alone. Whatever happens, just know, you are not alone. There are people you can talk to, even if its just online.