High Functioning Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

High Functioning Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs

A Personal Perspective

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

 

I’ve made a list of some symptoms of high function autism and it would be nice to get some responses on comments below to see if these things are affecting you as well.

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #1

Uncomfortable Clothing and Fabric

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

Certain clothes, itchy material to my skin, and nightmare tight clothes just makes me cringe, even thinking about it. Tight jeans, tight tops, terrible !

OCD & Autism

These may be OCD type symptoms, which is a really big subject. OCD  and autism, they’re connected in some way and I’m trying to figure that out.

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #2

Executive Function Problems

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

 

Planning things and following instructions when they’re given verbally or written instructions don’t really quite connect somehow. What happens when someone is giving me verbal instructions? I will be very busy trying to process the first sentence.

In the meantime, they’ve given me more sentences. So, by the time they’ve gotten to the third or fourth sentence, I’m just totally lost because I haven’t quite processed the first sentence yet. That is not an easy thing.

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #3

The Big Secret?

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

Not really feeling very connected to the world, it’s like other people seem to have the secret of life. They know how social situations work. They know how life is supposed to work and it’s some big secret that I don’t think I understand what that secret is. I don’t have the secret.

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #4

Social Anxiety Problems

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

Feeling very uncomfortable around people, meeting people in the same room, and speaking to them on the phone. Did I say the right thing? Are they going to think I’m stupid? How did you work all that stuff out?

Many people on the autism spectrum are prone to having mental health conditions as well.

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #5

Sensitivity to Noise

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

Oversensitive to loud noises (dog barking), sudden noises, or door slamming makes you jump, makes you cringe. At the same time, hypersensitivity to really quiet noises that are just in the background can be extremely annoying. You usually have to put some headphones on.

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #6

Crowded Places

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

I get very anxious walking towards crowds of people. So, if I’m at the train station and there’s a crowd of people walking towards me, how would I know how to maneuver my way through the crowd? Do I go this way or go that way? Do I wait for them to move out of my way or just try to force my way through?

I also get extremely defensive. If anybody touches me, stands too close, or bangs into me, I can get a bit aggressive.

It’s the same if someone is just walking towards you down the street, should you go to that side or the other side? How do you know how to work it out?

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #6

 Dealing with Emotions

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

Not being able to control your anger or  this sort of meltdown is the classic kind of meltdown situations. How do you really handle them?

High Function Autism In Adults: Symptoms/Signs #7

Creating Speech

High Function Autism In Adults: 7-Symptoms/Signs

That’s so the last thing, really is difficulty accessing thoughts, words, and creating speech. This can be a problem. I sort of feel like before, I can say anything. I need to create a picture of what I’m trying to say and if I can’t create that picture, I can’t access the words.  Then I’m not able to create the speech. I’m not able to create the words that follow what I want to say, which can be frustrating.

Have you had times when words just flow and you feel really in control? Generally, I tend not to feel like that, it just feels like wading through mud.

So, that’s my list and it’s not a wining list, although it may feel like a terrible thing to have. You can share your thoughts down the comments section below.

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