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by HelenJ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

How on earth I’ve ended up working in a busy office environment on the phones.. ? It’s almost beyond me 🤣 So relateable! I worked in call centres for years and certain pitched voices or sounds on the phone just set my teeth on edge...especially if people are breathing too deeply or rustling paper.
by HelenJ
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Newbie here

Well I saw the OT yesterday and mentioned that I thought I might have dyspraxia, but she didn't seem to make much of it. She was very nice and acknowledged that I clearly have high levels of anxiety, but she asked me if it would make any difference if I got a diagnosis of dyspraxia. I guess she's ri...
by HelenJ
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello - I'm new here
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Hello - I'm new here

Hi I'm Helen & I'm new here too. I haven't had a diagnosis yet, but I believe I have a lot of typical traits of dyspraxia. I was just curious as to how you got a diagnosis? I don't think my GP would take me seriously if I ask him about it.
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Burnout

I experienced something like this a few weeks ago at work. I was putting too much pressure on myself and trying to do too much, comparing my ability to learn to everyone else's and so of course I was making silly mistakes. Then in my head the mistakes escalated into something that would potentially ...
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: The Underground
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: The Underground

I went on the Underground for the first time this year and it wasn't as bad as I thought. I also have a fear of escalators, but I downloaded a brilliant app called Station Master and it tells you all the facilities that each Underground station has (stairs, lifts, etc). Most Underground stations are...
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Clothing that you hate
Replies: 32
Views: 13349

Re: Clothing that you hate

I don't like anything tight around my neck, and I detest wearing tights as I struggle to get them on and they are the most uncomfortable things ever. Therefore I don't wear dresses or skirts very often. Whoever invented the bra was crazy - trying to do up those little hooks is bad enough but when th...
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Public transport
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Public transport

Just wondering does anyone have any problems with public transport? I am getting better at it, but I find it quite stressful sometimes, and have to plan it right down to the last detail. I then go over and over it to make sure I'm 100% certain I know what to do. I always have to go in the quiet carr...
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Answering the phone?
Replies: 16
Views: 2918

Re: Answering the phone?

Yes! I hate answering the phone unless I'm absolutely sure I know who it is. I worked in call centres for 16 years and mostly hated it because I didn't like answering the phone - bit of a drawback, but it was so hard to find a simple office job. People see your CV and think it's all you can do. I'm ...
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Headaches or Migraines
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Re: Headaches or Migraines

Yes I have had migraines since I can remember. They are absolutely awful and I hate them. The pain is so bad and the only thing that helps is sleep. I have taken medication before but it doesn't really work for me. I don't know what causes mine, as they happen so randomly but I did go through a phas...
by HelenJ
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Dyspraxia Learning to drive
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Dyspraxia Learing to drive

I'm not officially diagnosed as dyspraxic but can relate to a lot of things on this forum. I learnt to drive in the UK when I was 19, and really struggled with remembering my left and right, which caused so many problems. I'd get really stressed and upset and I even had to abandon a couple of lesson...
by HelenJ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Can´t stand loud noises or perfume. Noise-canceling headphones are a godsend for me. I'm exactly the same! I hate perfume as it always goes straight to my sinuses and gives me a sort of 'pinching' feeling at the top of my nose. I work in quite a loud office and there's a lady who's really nice but ...
by HelenJ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Obsessions
Replies: 27
Views: 5010

Re: Obsessions

Finally, there seems to be a reason why I have always been obsessive. I'm not officially diagnosed as dyspraxic but it's something I've been wondering abour recently. When I was 12 I really first noticed my 'obsessive' personality. I was obsessed with Boy George so much that me and my mum almost fel...
by HelenJ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Newbie here

Thanks for your reply. It's taking me a while to get my head around the fact that I could have dyspraxia and the more research I do, the more likely it seems. I'm seeing an Occupational Health Therapist on Wednesday and am wondering if it would be a good idea to ask for more information?
by HelenJ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Newbie here

Hi, I'm new here and looking for some advice. I'm 49 and have always felt 'different', thinking that it could be a mild form of autism, but then my mum mentioned dyspraxia the other day and ever since then I've been keen to find out if this is the case. I've always had difficulty with co-ordination ...