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    Connections/friendships when you’re #Autistic and/or have chronic health conditions or disabilities

    Hi all! I’m Autistic and I’m looking for someone in the Autistic community (or not necessarily Autistic, all are welcome!) that perhaps would be able to relate. I’m labeled as “high functioning” (I hate functioning labels with my entire soul, but that’s for another post) I identify and remember people I meet by the sound of their voice. I have a lot of difficulty visually recognizing people, even people that I know very well, just by appearance. If a friend changes their hair colour, I could probably walk right by and not even recognize them. I feel really bad about this, as it’s not intentional. All my memories, how I learn and retain information is associated with sound/music. I hum/sing constantly and I have and can pick out perfect pitch.

    I haven’t been out very much due to my poor physical health but on Sunday my husband and I took our dog to a park outside of my town. A woman started talking to me and we chatted for almost 20 minutes. I recognized her voice immediately but could not identify who she was by looking at her. As we left the park, it clicked. I had met her one time in September of 2015... I even remembered her name. My husband, who by now, is used to my neuro-typical brain and my memory/savant-like mind, was even taken aback.

    I just feel so strange, alien-like. It’s not like I could say “hey I know you, we met once back in September 2015”.... that, I’m sure would scare her half-to-death. I find it challenging to maintain new connections/friendships because of my memory and abundance of knowledge about many things, that no one my age really cares to hear about. I keep my mind and interests to myself but it gets pretty lonely. I enjoy intellectual conversation sometimes but I also can be silly so Its hard for me to find friends who have the same kind of balance. I’m fortunate to have enough friends who I’ve known for ages, but my friendships are very one-sided, not really fulfilling. I’m the one who listens and helps, but it’s never reciprocated. I’m the only one without children (so by default, I’m left out). I try my very best to ask questions and take interest in my friends’ lives, be the best “Aunty” to their children but it’s so hard when my friends don’t take interest or ask anything about my life or things that are important to me. I’m not sure if that sounds selfish, but that not my intention. I’m so happy to hear about other’s lives but it can get mentally exhausting when my only purpose in a conversation is to listen and I feel like my friends take advantage of that.

    Just wondering if anyone can relate or have these types of feelings and issues around connecting with people. It gets pretty lonely, so it would just be reassuring to me knowing that I’m not the only one. Thank you in advance to those who choose to like or comment. 💛😊 #Autism #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #EatingDisorders #irritablebowelsyndrome #GERD #SinusTachycardia #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Endometriosis #Migraine #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue

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    A Psych Ward Psychiatrist Accused Me of "Faking It All"

    So, I just got home from yet another stay at the psych ward today, and as I looked at my discharge paperwork, I see this listed on my diagnoses: "Factitious disorder imposed on self, recurrent episode" and "factitious disorder imposed on another, recurrent episode," which is very confusing. I guess by "another" they must mean my mom, as she believes in me? I can't think of anyone else, as I don't really have anyone else, except my dad and my neighbor, who's my only friend.

    Anyways, that pisses me off, especially as it's listed alongside real diagnoses (bipolar type schizoaffective disorder, autism spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder, and bulimia nervosa). But I'm trying to just shrug it off.

    My mom thinks she knows the psychiatrist who might've put those false diagnoses there. That particular psychiatrist basically asked my mom if I might be "faking it all".

    How am I "faking it all"???? I literally see what I see, I hear what I hear, I think what I think, I've been through what I've been through, and I do what I do because I'm hurting on the inside at the time. And "faking it all"?? Just because ECT and most meds don't work for me or need to be changed doses?? How am I "faking it all" when my heart rate was literally 147 and my EKG was abnormal (the first abnormal EKG I've ever had in my life) showing sinus tachycardia just from a panic attack?

    I only tell the truth when it comes to my mental and physical health. What's really confusing is the psychiatrist said to my mom that I still needed to stay in the psych ward at that time because I "still have mental illness". Okay, now how does that make any sense whatsoever? How can I "still have mental illness" yet be "faking it all"?

    **TW** I guess what I've been through doesn't matter. The repeated emotional abuse I witnessed from my dad towards my mom and the time where he raised his fist and almost hit my mom in front of me as a child must be fake memories. My sexual assault must be a fake memory. All those times where I had to use my "coping skills" as a child when my dad would go off on my mom for no particular reason by saying all the curse words I knew with an A at the end while hiding behind the couch must be fake memories. But she, the psychiatrist, doesn't know any of this. She doesn't know in the past. My childhood friend repeatedly holding me down and beating me up for no particular reason (seriously, I did nothing to piss him off ever, I swear) while I cried. She didn't care enough to get to know me that deeply.

    Yeah, all I can say is, this psychiatrist is the problem we have in the mental health system today. No one believes anyone until they end up dead I guess.

    #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder   #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder   #Autism   #AspergersSyndrome #MentalHealth

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    Holistically treating my IST

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first post here and I’m really happy to find community that can relate to some of my health struggles.

    I wanted to share a bit of my story with the hope that maybe it will help someone. A bit of a background on this, the first time I was told I had an #Arrhythmia was about 10 years ago and back then I actually had #bradycardia . It hadn’t bothered me much throughout the years until last August.

    First, I started having very sharp chest pains accompanied by palpitations that would last around 15 minutes. The feeling spread to pain in my arm which really worried me at the time. It went from happening every few days to every single day.

    I went to the doctors and they did an EKG that showed tachycardia. After lots of back and forth I was able to get a referral for a cardiologist who did another EKG that was borderline and Echo which came back normal. I’m waiting to receive a halter monitor. Overall though, this doc in particular is terribly rude doctor and tells me it’s just anxiety.

    It’s very hard to get an appt with him and in between I ended up at urgent care 3x and taken by ambulance to the hospital 1x when my HR hit 180 BPM. I was at the point of debilitating IST that hit when I was sitting down working on my computer or laying down - multiple times a day. It felt like my heart was running a marathon over and over. Absolutely exhausting.

    That brings me to this current moment. The ER doc gave me Propranolol which is the FIRST thing to stop an episode. He also gave me Xanax 3x/day but I haven’t touched it because I don’t believe this is anxiety related.

    None of my docs are trying to find the root cause so I’ve done a lot of my own research and I’m trying to treat this issue holistically. The most fascinating discovery I’ve made so far is this:

    Right before my arrhythmia got bad last year, I started carb cycling (I’m also vegan and have been for over a decade). I’ve done keto before and ended up in the hospital years ago for palpitations while on the diet - I didn’t make that correlation until recently.

    I looked at my Kardia app and realize that all my 130+ BPM episodes tended to be on my low carb days. I’m trying to test out this theory so today when I started having an episode, HR 105 and climbing, I ate a few pieces of fruit, some crackers, and honey - literally anything I had in my fridge that was high carb.

    Within 15 minutes my HR went down to 80 BPM. That’s the LOWEST it’s been in a very long time and the first time I have been able to self-regulate the tachycardia.

    I’m also taking magnesium every day which has helped with the palpitations. I’m going to end my carb cycling and incorporate healthy carbs into each of my meals to see if it helps reduce the onset of IST.

    Has anyone else had this experience?

    TL;DR:
    My IST might be triggered by a low carb diet and wonder if others noticed this too.

    #InappropriateSinusTachycardia #Tachycardia #SinusTachycardia

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