Brain Fog, Autism
#AskingAutistics what's been your experience of brain fog?
I slept for 24+ hours this weekend, and had endless brain fog until this morning when I woke up at my usual time, and did my normal routine.
I've heard that that's a thing, but haven't connected it all. Anyone else experience that? Also, anyone have a good way of not being so overwhelmed by it?
ASD Diagnosis (+)
I finally got my Autism Diagnosis! I was skeptical the psychologist would give me one since I mask very well (something he acknowledged in my final session). It was a great relief mainly because I felt heard and validated.
Thanks to all on this platform who have helped me see this about myself and find the acceptance and validation I needed. You all rock.
@skerz @skerz hello! I’m a 4w5 and my girlfriend is a 5w4. I’m much more emotionally expressive and she’s more private and emotionally reserved. We’re both analytical and very into our own subjects of interest.
At our core, I’m way more motivated to be different and special and to be known, and she likes to observe life at a distance. I’ll jump into deep relationships out of that desire, and she will take her time getting to know what the relationship is and who the other person is.
AHHHHHHH. I cannot describe how excited this image makes me. I’ve been fascinated by black holes since I was in high school and are a part of my endless research obsession. To actually “see” one is incredible.
It took telescopes all over the globe and over 500tb of data to get this image (and the image of Sgr A*). Good job scientists. So excited to see what else comes out of this.
The Event Horizon Telescope is an array of telescopes the size of the Earth, to achieve the highest angular resolution of any astronomical facility yet.
Every night they've been gathering million gigabytes of data. It’s the largest amount of recording in any other experiment in astronomy to date. "Five years ago we couldn't even afford the hard drives for this"
The difficulty of this task can be compared to “taking a picture of a DVD on the surface of the moon from the surface of the Earth”
I found a place that would do a "nuerodivergence" screening in my area, and they will actually take my insurance. (I asked about an Autism Diagnosis and they said they'd do a whole panel that would include ADHD and others).
This seems like a good opportunity as I have really good health insurance this year, and I want a clear validation/steps I should take in helping navigate the nuerotypical world.
...but I'm afraid of being invalidated and the therapists won't take me seriously
I used to think chocolate milk was good for me. Now I edit films. Black holes and sourdough are my current obsessions.
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