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Aspergers here

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  • Posted By: mimewar
  • October 20, 2010
  • 01:37 AM

I have had these symptoms for a long time, and I was recently diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome, but here goes. constant head pressure, I feel like I'm running at 80% thought capacity, and the 20% that doesn't work feels like oily cotton. Tough to think, tough to concentrate. Even the Adderall I take for ADD and impulse control is not working anymore. I am have insomnia, and even when i do sleep, it's never restful. I wake up all through the night with racing thoughts about a project I am working on. My head feels like there's a funnel restricting my mental abilities.

Any suggestions for drugs to ask about to get through this?
Thanks
Shane

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  • It can be a side effect of Adderall. How old are you? As for me is a strong suspicion for Asperger syndrome. I am 18 years old.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 20, 2010
    • 05:55 PM
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  • I have been on the Adderall for over two years, and for the last three months, all these things have been present. Not before that. Adderall give me that focus, and I felt like I was about 95% efficient in thought before, but now I'm slipping. I hope it's the insomnia, and I can figure out how to sleep.As for your Aspergers, don't delay in finding out. I felt a weight off my shoulders, and joy I can't explain when i found out I had Aspergers. I know why I am the way I am, and I know now, how to begin to mesh in society, and life in general. Remember, Aspergers is a disorder, not a bad thing. You think a different way, not a bad way. Socially, you can learn, and get used to doing things for the benefit of fitting in. It's like the dark, scary, but you get used to it.Thanks
    mimewar 11 Replies
    • October 20, 2010
    • 06:07 PM
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  • I have worked with several kids to get a diagnosis of many different things. My best advice is to start documenting your behavior. You may need help of a friend or loved one. Have them write down any odd behavior. We call it the ABC's of behavior.A - Antecedent - What happened right before the behaviorB - Behavior - What was the behavior and how long did it lastC - Consequence - What happened because of the behavior? Did they miss an outing? Did effect their work/sleep/socialization?If you can get all this information for about a week or more, then a doctor will be able to diagnose the problem easier. Many symptoms mock other things and since we are not doctors and you are only giving us partial symptoms, we cannot diagnose. When you document the ABC's along with the day/time they happen, your doctor will be given a broader view and how it is affecting your life.
    YvetteM 20 Replies
    • October 20, 2010
    • 09:15 PM
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