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  1. I've been looking at Social Anxiety Disorder as a medical condition, mainly the treatment, and it appears I've tried every one of them, and still I'm in the same position. So I'm gonna ask my doctor to put me on medication for it. I just wanted to ask if anyone else has used medication for their Social Anxiety, and if it's helped, and the side effects etc.
  2. Hi. I've just come back from the hospital (nothing serious), where I was totally confused and therefore, late for my appointment, because I had to park my car. I'm inexperienced in driving and cannot understand instructions on the phone very well (I did stop the car to talk on the phone of course). I need to physically see things to understand. So, they told me to go somewhere, then told me it wasn't possible to park there anymore, then told me somewhere else which put me in the wrong place because I didn't understand properly. 3rd time, I parked in a place I thought was possible. Then on walking to the reception, getting lost inside this massive hospital, I get to reception of the clinic, and they tell me that I can't leave the car where I left it! After even more confusion and events, added to my physical disability, I finally lost it and told them..."apart from my physical disability of M.E. and feeling so tired, I have a form of Autism and need instructions to be very clear, otherwise I get easily lost". I didn't shout, but I was clearly anxious and worn out. I feel guilty about mentioning it. I was only diagnosed last month. Because I don't outwardly do stereotypical things like repetitive movements, and don't seem classically autistic, I feel like I am using it as an excuse. That is the emotional side. Rationally however, I was every bit within my rights to mention it, because I am not able to multitask and understand instructions as well as them. I even had to walk around for 20 minutes trying to find out if it was possible to leave the car park, because there was a huge piece of scanning equipment attached to a truck trailer, blocking my exit, and the only way out had "No Exit" painted on the ground, so I had to get out the car and check with someone. To them it was obvious that I could break that rule and go out the no exit route, but I wondered if there would be cameras, if there would be immense danger (it was exiting on to a cross-road) etc etc, because I can't judge very well about when it's practical to break a rule and not to. Should I feel bad about mentioning my Autism when having difficulty with directions, and practical functioning in public? I honestly do feel a NT wouldn't have had as much problem as me just now, but then feel that maybe I am just a bit dumb with some things (no offence to my Aspie/Autie fellow beings). What do you think? Do you ever mention it when frustrated or unable to function in public? How do you feel about it?
  3. DavideC

    My Thoughts In Public

    Hello:) This is not a big problem, but I have to think about it every time I'm in the public. For example: When I'm going outside for a walk, there are people (obviously). I then think how it would be, being another person and watching me as I walk and how I look to them. It feels strange and then I kinda begin to walk awkward, because I want to behave ``normal``. Also sometimes I listen to music when I have to go somewhere. As I'm walking, I have a feeling like everybody is watching me like I'm the only person in the world who listens to music while walking. I don't like it when people look at me because I don't know what they're thinking. Have any of you experienced something like that? (If my english is BAD or MEAN or something just tell me I'm learning)
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