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by bookgirl
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia vs. Aspergers
Replies: 31
Views: 24324

Re: Dyspraxia vs. Aspergers

I was told by the lady who diagnosed me that the best way to think of it is: Aspergers is dyspraxia without the empathy.
by bookgirl
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Does anyone have Dyspraxia and depression?
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Does anyone have Dyspraxia and depression?

I've always been pretty up and down in my moods, even as a child. The last wee while has been easier but I get so frustrated because I have all these ideas for things I want to be doing and can plan them out but going through with the plan seems so hard. I get paranoid about people stealing my ideas...
by bookgirl
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Re introduction: out the other end.
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Re introduction: out the other end.

Hi! I can relate to a lot of that. I got an assessment because, too, felt I could no longer keep saying to myself as well as others that I've ****** everything up again. My diagnosis has allowed me to forgive myself a bit more for things I have no or little control over. I have started paid work and...
by bookgirl
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Pilates or Yoga
Replies: 4
Views: 3716

Re: Pilates or Yoga

I would love to go to yoga, but it tends to be bloomin expensive! I really enjoyed Pilates when I went to classes last Autumn but, as seems to happen, my motivation dips. Will be going back for sure; the exercises felt pretty gentle and were at a good pace - when attempting most sports I seem to for...
by bookgirl
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: tidying and getting stressed about it
Replies: 16
Views: 7805

Re: tidying and getting stressed about it

This is all so comforting to read - I would say you have no idea how much, but you probably do!! I live in constant chaos, no one seems to get how stressed I get when I do try to tidy and how miserable it makes me. I have a problem in that I can't keep on top of the stuff like kitchen and bathroom w...
by bookgirl
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Cramps
Replies: 8
Views: 3282

Re: Cramps

I have really bad period pain and irritable bowl which seems to be worse at that time of the month. I often have month long pain and discomfort which is sometimes (not always) helped by being wheat and gluten free, but it's expensive and difficult! I also thought I was dairy intolerant but goat's/sh...
by bookgirl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Body Stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1792

Body Stuff

This is a really private thing but does anyone know if dyspraxic people are more prone to stretch marks and what I can do to prevent them? I know that once they happen they are irreversible but is there a food supplement to make my skin more elastic? Although my ligaments and muscles are maybe a lit...
by bookgirl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Books
Replies: 4
Views: 2706

Re: Books

Hi, I know your post was quite a while ago but I thought I'd mention a great book I found about a year and a half ago. I helped me in many ways. It's called 'Asper Girls' and it's by Rudy Simone. Ok, it's about Aspergers - which is what I was convinced I was/had but so much of it rang true for me an...
by bookgirl
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Getting help & assessment
Topic: Overly empathetic?
Replies: 13
Views: 4825

Re: Overly empathetic?

I'm not so hot on the science but doesn't it kind-of make sense that dyspraxic people will be over or under sensitive emotionally when we are in various other ways? It's also long been suspected in my family that I'm bi-polar (my mum was amazed to learn a couple of years ago this has never been diag...
by bookgirl
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Work
Topic: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic
Replies: 42
Views: 6460

Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

To an extent, yes. It's difficult to describe. I find it hard to know where to begin but systems reassure me. I haven't quite learned how to follow systems in my home life yet but I need to install some, learn them and keep following them!
by bookgirl
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic
Replies: 42
Views: 6460

Re: Dream/ Ideal job for a Dyspraxic

I worked in a large public library which did get quite busy and stressy at times but our shifts were fairly structured and I got such a rush just being around all the books! There are enough organising elements in a library to satisfy me - maybe it's a feeling I don't have anywhere else in my life s...