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Intro! feel free to skip haha [Oct. 3rd, 2007|01:09 am]
GLBT Aspies and other non-socialites

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Hello!

I'm Jude, I'm 22 years old, and I'm the female kind of "Jude" not the male kind :-D.

I'm not entirely sure where my "sexuality" lies since it hardly exists at all. I find myself emotionally attached to both females and males. I find myself more sexually attracted to females, though only in hypothetical situations, never real situations. I just don't feel sexually attracted to anyone in "real" situations.

Most of my "relationships" have ended very prematurely with very little physical contact. In fact, I get angry when I find out someone is interested in me, because I feel as though it's compulsatory that I give them "a chance" which I feel is just a waste of time, though I can't stop myself from letting them try. Likewise, I have an extremely hard time keeping friends due to communications issues, loss of interest on my part, lack of social knowledge of when to call them... when to text back, what to say, how to express that I care... these sorts of things.

I have unofficially diagnosed Autism. The doctor was hesitant to stamp me with it initially because I was misdiagnosed as a child ( aged 3 ) with ADHD/Bipolar Disorder which caused a lot of trouble with schooling. I haven't had medical insurance in almost 5 years now, so I haven't had any treatment in that long. I was previously on Zoloft which caused my suicidal tendencies to increase dramatically, thus I'm hesitant about medication.

I'm a vegetarian, though not vegan. It's for both medical reasons and rights reasons, I suppose. The hormones in american beef have caused a lot of my ... well, reproductive issues that I won't go into. Since becoming a vegetarian most of my medical complications have faded except for my autism. The autism remains and I would suppose it always will.

I'm interested in what kind of treatment you guys receive as adults. I'm finding it hard to find an autism specialist in my area, much less an adult-autism specialist in the area. It was no problem when I lived in Oakland, CA, but now that I'm on the east coast in Virginia, it's become an issue. I'll have medical insurance again soon since I recently picked up a rather sweet job, and I want to find out what I can do, what I should do, and if I even should go a treatment route at all.

Thanks for all your time!

Jude ( feel free to friend my public journal shovedtoagree as I'm pretty private on this one )
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[User Picture]From: thegrapeofdeath
2007-10-03 06:50 pm (UTC)
We have quite a few similarities. I'm 21 and very asexual by nature. I tend to like girls more, even though I make friends with guys better. I've been diagnosed with Asperger's, which is just basically high functioning Autism. I'm also a vegetarian, but mostly because I don't have the enzymes to digest it anymore.

Unfortunately it seems to be hard to find autism/asperger specialists in some parts of the country. I managed to find one good one in Oregon, but it took a year or two of looking around and asking questions. As for a treatment route, it really depends on what you want to do or if you really want to make some things easier to do. I'm kind of happy where I am right now, but I do admit I get lonely at times. I would continue to ask around, perhaps at asperger.
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[User Picture]From: rainbow_goddess
2007-10-04 03:38 am (UTC)
I don't have any treatments at all. Any autism "treatments" I have heard of are for children only, and they sound pretty cruel -- basically treating children as if they were dogs.

I have read about people on the spectrum giving up gluten and casein (wheat and dairy), and while I know it is helpful to many, I just can't see myself giving up ice cream, cake, cookies, cheese, or chocolate.
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