Adults On The Autism Spectrum

Posted by Mamacita, Volunteer Mentor @mamacita, Apr 29, 2018

Maybe you were really shy as a child. Perhaps you took home a huge stack of books from the school library, read them, and returned them the next day. Or did your best friend find you crying in your closet, unable to answer the question “Why?” At any rate, your life could be traced to the Self-Help section of the local bookstore. Unfortunately, most of the books were not much help. ADHD seemed to fit, at times. Your shrink said you might be Bi-Polar, although she wasn’t really certain. All you knew was that you rarely fit in, anywhere. One day at work, it hit you square in the face: I don’t speak these people’s language! Really, it was like you were all playing this game, and everyone knew the rules but you. You couldn’t tell a joke, and you never “got” any joke your co-worker tried to tell you. People started getting annoyed with you, because you had a memory like a steel trap. They didn’t appreciate it when you called them on the carpet. Who knew? This was my life, and worse. I finally aced several tests that pointed me to the answer to my questions. The Autism Spectrum. Guess what? Little kids with Autism grow up to be Adults with Autism. Diagnosed late in life? This is the place for you!

@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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I bet I am not the only one sending you cyber hugs and a shoulder to lean on! Fibro is not an easy dis-order to deal with, on top of everything else we face each day. Will some chamomile tea help ease the discomfort? In my fridge resides a little bottle of CBD oil, that is needed sometimes. Sometimes just knowing it there, to go to if really needed, is enough to whether all but the worst days. Please be gentle on yourself, and know we are right here for you.

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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@mamacita so sorry to hear about the flare-up and the pain. I know you said you can barely grasp the phone to read messages. But for when you can, here are a few discussions that you might find helpful in the Chronic Pain group:

> fibromyalgia pain https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fibromyalgia-pain-28e002/
> What Distracts You From the Pain? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-distracts-you-from-the-pain/
> CBD https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cbd/

Hope you feel better soon.

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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Words cannot express the emotions I am feeling right now. But I will try. I feel rhe love in everyone's words. Even though we have not met face to face, I feel that you are part of a great big family. I don't understand Fibromyalgia and when it hits so profoundly, I am always taken by surprise. As an Autistic, at least this particular one, it is always a shock how bad the pain can be. And that really attacks my thought process. It is 4:35 pm here in Alabama. I have only just now managed to sit in a tub full of Epsom Salts. I don't know how long I was in there. But I am clean, dressed for what is left of the day, and beginning to feel the magnesium take effect. I have so many hopes for the Autism Discussion Site. So many things I am excited about. I can't wait to see what is in store for all of us. But that is on hold for now. You know, I have noticed for quite some time now that there are an awful lot of FibroWarriors on the Spectrum. We are differently wired, so that kind of makes sense. Dear@colleneyoung, I will be doing a lot of self care until this phase is over. But as I get stronger, I will pop in to the various discussion groups to say hello and give a virtual hug or two. Thank you all for your kind words here and elsewhere. You all are the biggest blessing to me. Love and light,
Mamacita
Jane

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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Hey,@gingerw, I am sending blessings and good vibes to you and all the wonderful people on here. Fibromyalgia is a killer of dreams, a destroyer of hopes, an enemy who blasts his way into your life without a moment's notice. But I am stronger than Fibromyalgia and I will go down fighting. My armor includes the gospel of peace, the joy of freedom, the promise of a better day. I refuse to give up. There is always a better day ahead. And I think I will put the kettle on and make some herb tea. I am happy at the thought that someone in my tribe thought enough of me to suggest a cup of tea. What a treasure you are! You all have made my day so much lighter than the beginning. Good evening to you, loves.

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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@mamacita

I'm so sorry to read that you are in so much pain right now. I'm holding you in my mind in a weightless, sensation less, perfect state of suspension, sinking into slow relaxation. I'm hoping you find gentle relief soon. With love, Gail, Volunteer Mentor

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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Precious friend, @gailb , I feel the good thpights, the prayers, and the healing hugs. What a blessing to have you here. Love and light, Mamacita (Jane)

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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Dearest @johnbishop , I am medicated and surrounding myself with spiritual songs and inspiration. Wonderful things can come from the depths of pain. I'm waiting to find the beauty in the madness.

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POOR THING is your firbromyalgia giving you merry hell bear hugs dear one

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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Does one use the oil with or without THC in the oil? I’ve heard both ways

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@mamacita

Hello everyone. I have missed you all so much. I have,a confession to make. I am in so much pain I can barely function. As many of you know, I have Fibromyalgia. I am having so much pain right now, even with appropriate medication, I am hurting so badly I can barely grasp my phone to look at your posts. I am almost ready to try CBD oil without the "kick" to it. I have been thinking of some ideas for us to talk about here. There are some really great books out that I would like for us to review and give an opinion. I want to know what you are thinking. I want to hear what you think. About everything! Whether we disagree or agree, doesn't matter. The point is, we are here to talk. And share. We are a tribe. We are family. Just knowing that you are here makes me happy on a level where pain can't even go. Have a blessed day, my friends.

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The CBD oil I use has only a microscopic amount of THC in it. Just my preference, as I do not want the effects.

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bear hugs dear dear friend I empathise with my lymphademia

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Thank you, @sirgalahad . I feel so much better than yesterday. Gotta love fibromyalgia. Like riding a roller coaster. Love and light to you!

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Blessings and cuddles marmacita

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@sirgalahad

Blessings and cuddles marmacita

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Yo,@sirgalahad, I'm hanging in there today. So Many prayers, good thoughts, good vibes, being sent my way. I am immersed in love sent from thousands of miles away. Thank you for checking on me. I'm holding the fort. Fighting the good fight. Not going to give up. I don't want or need a pity party, cause no one comes to that party! Ha! Hope you have had a wonderful day! Love you big!
Mamacita

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@hopeful33250

@mamasitalucita

I appreciate your starting this discussion of the Spectrum. This could be very enlightening for many of our adults who have problems that seem to be beyond treatment.

Could you share a bit more about how the Spectrum diagnosis came about? Was it a professional who diagnosed you? If so, what in particular led to this diagnosis?

Once again, when sharing personal experiences on this online community, please feel free to share only as you are comfortable doing so.

Teresa

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Well,@hopefull33250, I would sure take you up on tgat. You can email me or message me any time you like
When I'm having a Fibromyalgia flare of this magnitude, it is important that I take it easy and do a lot of self care. I find that talking with all of you helps me to focus on what is really important. Love you big!

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