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does this resonate for others here? I was not born this way and this is an experience that gets labeled on the autistic spectrum. I became this way as a result of psych drug withdrawal iatrogenic injury...this is a very clinical description...I don't actually view it from a clinical perspective most of the time as it's a sensitivity as well and I find a great many gifts in it...I don't generally like viewing my experience from a clinical perspective, but it's helpful at times when it allows one to recognize others who are like them.

 

 

The Neurotypicals' Guide to Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder

http://comingtosenses.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-neurotypicals-guide-to-adults-with.html

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

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does this resonate for others here? I was not born this way and this is an experience that gets labeled on the autistic spectrum. I became this way as a result of psych drug withdrawal iatrogenic injury...this is a very clinical description...I don't actually view it from a clinical perspective most of the time as it's a sensitivity as well and I find a great many gifts in it...I don't generally like viewing my experience from a clinical perspective, but it's helpful at times when it allows one to recognize others who are like them.

 

 

The Neurotypicals' Guide to Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder

http://comingtosenses.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-neurotypicals-guide-to-adults-with.html

I have friends with AS who are like this.   And as an FYI, it takes more than just this to be labeled on the autistic spectrum although it seems when I worked in special ed, I had a student with this issue who was labeled as being autistic.   As one who worked with other students with autism who were accurately diagnosed in my opinion, there was no way this student was.  

 

As as my own situation, I think I have always had SPD issues before going on psych meds which greatly worsened everything.   Unfortunately, with my sleep issues, they have only gotten worse.   Sorry, not to be negative but I don't find any gifts in having these issues.  It makes daily life very hard at times.

 

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Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

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April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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right, I wasn't suggesting this is all it takes to get labeled autistic and I find all labeling problematic in any case...

 

and yes, it makes life hard...I am grateful for what it has taught me however, profoundly, really. Neither one of us is right or wrong...not sure why you felt a need to apologize...

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I do think that making these issues starkly clinical lends itself to further viewing and perhaps experiencing this stuff as negative...that is why I don't use these lenses very often...they are largely disempowering...I find other lenses far more useful, personally, but I also find it useful to find folks who have these experiences and who use different lenses than I do...new perspectives open up the world. 

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I do think that making these issues starkly clinical lends itself to further viewing and perhaps experiencing this stuff as negative...that is why I don't use these lenses very often...they are largely disempowering...I find other lenses far more useful, personally, but I also find it useful to find folks who have these experiences and who use different lenses than I do...new perspectives open up the world. 

I do have a clinical diagnosis for my issues before I started psych meds which in looking back was definitely not helpful.  I would have simply done better to do some internet searching to discover what it was and simply adjusted accordingly.   If I needed an accomodation and an official diagnosis was required, I could have then sought one.   But at work, they never required this because what fool would disclose a disability if they haven't one, right?

 

Even though though viewing these issues through clinical means is disempowering mostly, it does help to see the explanations for the difficulties experienced that "normal" people don't seem to have.   But that is all it is good for.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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right, I wasn't suggesting this is all it takes to get labeled autistic and I find all labeling problematic in any case...

 

and yes, it makes life hard...I am grateful for what it has taught me however, profoundly, really. Neither one of us is right or wrong...not sure why you felt a need to apologize...

Because I have got my hand slapped when I have been too negative so I guess it is habit.

 

Regarding labels, to quote someone I know with LD, this person said better to get the accurate label than to be called something worse due to a misunderstanding.    And even worse, as I found out in working in special ed, there are clueless professionals who have no idea as to how to work with people with autism.  I wish to heck they dealt with them clinically because expecting to them to act in an NT fashion was like asking a cat to be a dog.

 

One day, I got into a heated discussion with a speech therapist whom I felt was clueless in working with an autistic student.   Her response was that he had to live in real world.  True, but you don't start with therapies making him jump into the deep end of the pool so to speak.  You start slowly.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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really I think it's just a sort of global hypersensitivity...for me anyway
so much (too much) data coming in all at once
 
yeah...getting labeled with stuff like this is more likely hazardous, but I shared it because it does have the sort of value you suggested as well...
 
I've found lots of people who have this...most of them don't use this frame we muddle along using others...well, I think this frame is a muddling along too, frankly...more so than others in some ways...but I collect frames and interpretations because they all have at least some strengths...and I love finding people who can relate to this bizarre stuff...

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 

https://beyondmeds.com/

withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.
 

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