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  1. No, it's realistic to say the idea has died. Huge difference. Read through the topic and you'll find that no one is agreeing on anything and there's little practicality involved
  2. I think the whole idea has died. There simply aren't enough people interested and no one agrees on anything. Every idea that has been put forward has been shot down by somebody else and no solutions have been decided on. I think it's best to just let the idea die while it still has some dignity
  3. I like my peace and quiet too but I couldn't live without other people around me so I'm gonna go for the luxury apartment. I may not be always that good with social interaction but I do enjoy it a lot when it's with people I have things in common with. There's the career aspect of it, too - many more jobs in the cities than in the country. I don't think I'd cope well with not working, despite having social anxiety
  4. I'm on day four of my workouts. It sounds like a tiny amount but I am immensely proud of myself and am already beginning to feel the difference
  5. Yes, you can just communicate with text. It can all be quite private
  6. I know this is not at all helpful, but how can Minecraft have so many issues with rendering? The Source and Unity engines seem to have far less issues with rendering and yet they're far more complicated than a load of cubical blocks with (presumably) 8 bit textures
  7. An absolutely sterling idea, Matzoball! I've added my Skype name to my profile too. Anyone can add me if they like, although I'm not great with voice or video calls at the moment
  8. Feeling free!

    1. Mihaela


      That sounds... liberating! :)


  9. I do this all the time. I don't know if it's Asperger's or low self esteem that causes it though I'm afraid
  10. Physics A term that will only be understood by gaming nerds such as myself, 'ragdoll physics' refers to the simulation of limp bodies for corpses etc. Can result in hilarious glitches when improperly implemented
  11. It probably is all just the scoliosis and I'm just being a hypochondriac, now that I think about it. I am going to start a bodyweight exercise routine and see how that fares me. I've pretty much given up on the idea of using weights so this is the next best thing and hopefully a lot safer. I would go swimming more but I'm not the best swimmer and feel like I'd make a fool of myself at the pool. Perhaps I'm being too self conscious though. I'm not currently on any painkillers but perhaps it may be a good idea? I do have quite an addictive personality though so it's quite likely I'd end up hooked on them. It's a pain in the bum because ibuprofen and paracetamol do little if anything to ease the pain and morphine likely would become habitual for me. I've had physio on the NHS before but have never lasted more than one session - I'm always forgetting appointments I didn't feel like they were really assessing the problem properly though. I wish I could afford to go private
  12. Laddo


    Yay! Let's hope you can finally get the support you so deserve
  13. Do you know if your son is depressed at all Paula? As an adult with AS and suffering from depression who is in the same age group as your son, I can kind of relate to how he is behaving. Since reaching adulthood I have lost nearly all the motivation I had as a teenager. I've got to the point where I rarely feel like leaving my room too, although not quite to the extent of your son. A lot of people with Asperger's really do genuinely struggle with what seems totally normal for an NT. It's just the nature of the condition, I'm afraid. Chances are he's not being lazy, he's just very depressed and chronically unmotivated. After all, society has little to offer us when it so constantly rejects us. I'm currently looking for work but every time I find a job I think I could maybe do I get knocked by the person specifications - jobs these days are not aimed at introverts. 'Bubbly', 'confident', 'outgoing' etc., all words used to describe the kind of people employers want for employees. It's like rubbing salt into the wounds of those who do not fit into these categories and may make aspies feel weak, worthless, unwanted, not useful etc. Early 20s is a horrible period for a lot of aspies I think. It's the time when the world expects us to get up and 'do our part', despite there being so many obstacles in our way
  14. ^The lifts were my idea. But as I said, it would only be for those who have mobility problems and people who can't use public transport. I'm beginning to see some potential huge problems with this
  15. I had a full blood test recently but apparently the results were all normal. I don't have any diagnoses for any physical health issues apart from scoliosis. At the moment I'm just taking painkillers (which rarely work - I need something stronger) and trying to stretch the muscles as often as possible. I will probably go to a doctor at some point but I have really lost faith in them over the years. I've been to a few doctors about some of the symptoms but they always put it down to my scoliosis. It would explain the leg issues but not most of the other stuff. I thought the symptoms were quite worrying too. It sounds a lot like MS but I'm concerned I'll go to the doctor, tell them I'm worried I may have MS and they'll just act patronisingly and say I shouldn't look up symptoms on the internet. These are most of the symptoms I get: Often feel tired and can get quite worn out from little exertion at times while I can keep going for hours at other times Bouts of nausea and very occasionally vomiting. This seems to come and go for a few days at a time Visual disturbances - blurred vision, mild 'swirling' patterns in vision sometimes, floaters Tightness in most muscles and discomfort/pain in upper and lower back, neck, shoulders, upper arms, chest and upper legs Frequent tingling sensations in legs Arms and legs get pins and needles easily after being under pressure for only a few seconds Brain fog - makes working difficult Memory problems Mood swings Bouts of unexplained anxiety feeling. By this I mean what seem to be many physical signs of anxiety even when my mind is totally calm and rational Bouts of unexplained depression. Usually I try to rationalise these feelings but somethings they really do seem to spring from nothing Chest pains Any tips on how to get the doctor to take me a little more seriously? I don't feel able to talk to any family members about this as I don't want to worry them
  16. Hops Porter is lovely. I wouldn't mind a glass or 20 right now either
  17. Porter. As in kitchen porter. One of the worst jobs in the world...
  18. Laddo


    Hi welcome back! I'm not a parent myself but I went through the same journey as your girls so I can try and help if possible
  19. ^This has made me think that perhaps any attendees with their own transport could assist with people who either have mobility issues or find public transport very stressful? Perhaps all attendees could chip in for petrol costs for the drivers? Yes, a public meeting place is essential. All meet ups would have to be during the day, too
  20. I applied for a few jobs including two apprenticeship lifestyle mentor positions which may get me into the care and social support industries
  21. I'm quite active at the moment and stretch daily but it doesn't help. Lately even a little exercise leaves me feeling sick and drained though. Quite a few, although I'm not sure if they're related. I get quite a lot of tingling feelings in my arms and legs and my legs 'go to sleep' and lose feeling with only a little pressure put on the nerves. I quite often get brain fog too when I get the pain and tightness, sometimes with visual disturbances. Today it felt like my back was on fire - the pain ranges from a dull ache to burning
  22. I have often heard that pain is a common feature of ASC but I was wondering what degree of pain is usual. I get a lot of fairly bad pain throughout my body and many of my muscles are often tight, despite my stretching several times a day. I also put the tight muscles down to anxiety but now I'm not so sure. I can get flareups of tightness and pain regardless of my current mood. Does anyone else get this, and if so, is it related to ASC or something else? It may be worth noting that the pain and tightness is most often throughout my shoulders, neck, upper and lower back, legs and most recently my chest.
  23. Hmm, interesting. This sounds kind of applicable to me, too. I have often thought that my diagnosis of AS didn't quite fit either. I would be interested to hear more from an adult with PDA too
  24. The Child Protective Services page of the Kansas Department for Children and Families website says this regarding the matter: So it seems that the state does consider whether removal from the home will be emotionally distressing for the child. I do agree that police are often lazy, but I don't think they are in this case.
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