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    Films,golf,gardening maybe and personal development. And top gear but not when Chris Evans takes it over.i would love to learn to fly one day . Also I like animals.
  1. Hi, I was recently diagnosed by woman called maxine Aston in Coventry, she has a website she charges 395 pounds but u will know one way or the other. Good luck
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    Panic attacks always pass, if they go on for more than 15 mind the body senses a threat and shuts them down, I found that helpful I remember. As far as the propranolol it's better to have one u don't need than need one u don't have. The panic attacks will stop for good when the time comes. Good luck.
  3. Hi, welcome to the site, I was just diagnosed last month age 48. It does answer a lot of questions. I wish u well and hope u get some peace of mind. I guess that's normal , I don't know either. Good luck .
  4. I just checked out that link, it's a good starting point. Thanks again.
  5. Thanks again trekster , I will check that out.
  6. I would appreciate any info members have on a good aspergers trained therapist in the Herts north London area. Tks very much
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    Hi, I was prescribed propranolol years ago for panic attacks and they helped me dramatically. If I had an attack or felt one coming I would take one and the attack was prevented. After a while it was enough for my brain to know they worked and as long as I had them near me the attacks stopped. It's all in our heads. I didn't find them addictive, just necessary for a while. I was recently prescribed again for irregular heartbeat just as I fall asleep and they worked again, I have them if I need them but haven't for a while. As for Diazepam I took, abused them for over ten years to help anxiety after binge drinking weekends, seemed to be the only thing that worked for me until I was drug tested for a job. I quit them as they had stopped working anyway , and my drinking took off. I am in AA now 17 months sober. I would stress I am not a doctor nor am I advising u to take or not take medication. That is a matter for a professional. I am just sharing my experience in the hope u get something out of it. I wish u well, it's been a long time since I had a panic attack and I don't miss them. All the best.
  8. Hi all, i have two . The long good friday with bob hoskins and true romance, an early script from tarantino. Both classics in my opinion.
  9. Thanks trekster, much appreciated.
  10. Hi, i think i relate to your question. I can pass myself off as nomal for short periods of time so i limit my social interactions a great deal. In a close relationship i cannot do this without alcohol so have had some chaotic relationships. I just feel uncomfortable and dont like this to be seen. I was tested for aspergers recently aged 48, abeit high functioning, i have aspergers traits but scored highly on the facial expression test. I was diagnosed by a woman called maxine aston in coventry, about 400 pounds for testing. I too hate pc, and anyone telling me what to do, anti authority, although this could come from my childhood, controlling mother and boarding school. I have a high iq, in the 130 s and an ability to work things out in a sherlock kind of way but i have never put this to use in a career as i chose a job which suits my isolating pattern. I find normal peoples conversation dull, i really dont care for football or eastenders. You get the picture. Alcohol freed my mind for years but i took it too far and it beat me in the end. Im sober these days but still looking for some peace of mind. To recap yes i share yr high functioning attributes but i find life difficult but i know there are much worse off than me. I wish u all the best on yr journey and feel free to message me in a no strings attached aspergers kind of way.
  11. Hi, im recently diagnosed aspergers high functioning. I have a job house etc, live on my own for most of my life and have a solitary job.My head is busy all the time and i cant shut it up without alcohol and i have stopped drinking. I wonder if anyone out there has days when yr head is quieter and ways to make things easier mentally. For me there is no peace and i have tried most forms of therapy but nothing works .I need something to sooth like the booze did without the resulting depression.Not sure about meds i used diazepam for years to relax but it stopped working. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
  12. Thanks for yr reply. I will look for the book u mentioned. I wonder what effect the alcohol had on u when u drank again, could u control it ? Also how do u function socially without booze and feeling comfortable. I would love any insight into ways of freeing my mind from non stop thinking. I do meditate and have some small benefit from this but usually my head is too busy to really listen. I sometimes use the following to sleep. Its called a higher state theta meditation by george lewis about 30 mins. You can find it on you tube. Thanks again.
  13. Hi, i would just like to thank everyone that replied to my post. I use AA to stay sober and the search for peace of mind and a relationship continues. Not too much to ask i think. I have always self medicated with booze for anxiety especially socialy and this enabled me to appear normal but inside i am miserable due to this feeling in my head. If i cant address this j will drink again and back to the despair that comes with it.frustrating to say the least Does anyone know of aspergers therapist. tks again
  14. Thanks for yr reply. I drank to ease social anxiety and it got out of hand. Iam sober but the anxiety is still there. I have other stuff in my childhood, adoption and boarding school and i never bonded with my parents, estranged now. All i want to do is isolate and drink again but i know where that will take me but its the only way i know to feel normal.its v frustrating all the time. Thanks again
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