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by Ram
Tue May 02, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Life Expectancy For Dyspraxics
Replies: 15
Views: 4196

Re: Life Expectancy For Dyspraxics

Especially in my era (b1955) growing up as a dyspraxic at time not a well known condition was as likely to lead to multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACT) a known life expectancy shortener as is PTSD in combat veterans in military. However what can help change the suicidal veteran life away fr...
by Ram
Mon May 01, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Kayaking
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Kayaking

I actually managed a 2.5 km "test run" in my sea kayak on Thursday on Loch Achilty - a really lovely local spot for a flat water pootle - and there were no ill effects, even after a rather ropy (but successful) roll. I'm hoping to do a one-night "mini-expedition" this coming week. Kayaking is a muc...
by Ram
Mon May 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Favorite Movies with the Theme of Bullying
Replies: 22
Views: 6817

Re: Favorite Movies with the Theme of Bullying

There is a very good Estonian movie called Klass. The movie takes place in a high school where one boy has been singled out by a group of bullies. The boy is subjected to violence, humiliation and the class are encouraged to treat him like a pariah. One of the classmates, however, decides to befrie...
by Ram
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Pre-Diabetes
Replies: 1
Views: 1972

Pre-Diabetes

I have just recently found out that I have pre-diabetes. This has come as a bit of a shock to me and most people I know. I am on the thin side (BMI 21), exercise regularly and have always been considered a bit of a food Nazi by most of my peers. :S I am wondering if there is any correlation between ...
by Ram
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Fish oil and gluten free diets?
Replies: 5
Views: 2664

Re: Fish oil and gluten free diets?

So - to get to the point - has anyone here tried either or both (fish oils or gluten free) and if so did you find they helped? I've been using fish oils for a while. I have also stepped up my intake of oily fish. I really don't know about dyspraxic symptoms but the increased Omega 3 intake has cert...
by Ram
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Exercise

Yeah it's pretty rubbish eh! I think fatigue is probably the worst part of this for me as it makes everything just that bit more harder. No one understands as well why you are so tired and always out of breath. The one benefit I guess is I have always been relatively slim even before I did any exer...
by Ram
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Exercise

I've also read that us nerodiverse folk use a shed-load more energy/brain power doing normal things than neurotypicals. This means that we need a great deal more energy than others, sourced from out diet. This may explain (at some levels) a typically low muscle tone in our bodies. That is perhaps t...
by Ram
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Any nurses/nursing students on here?
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: Any nurses/nursing students on here?

I'm not a nurse, so I'm afraid I can't offer you any help.

It is possible that your post not been answered because there are already quite a lot of fairly recent threads on this topic. I think someone started a similar thread last week.
by Ram
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Kayaking
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Kayaking

The enthusiasm is still there but it hasn't resulted in much paddling in practice recently. I've been plagued with lower back problems (possibly related in part to dyspraxia) and also a lack of motivation that I'm unfortunately having to address with a (prescribed) chemical crutch. That does seem t...
by Ram
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: upbringing to blame for way i am now?
Replies: 4
Views: 2577

Re: upbringing to blame for way i am now?

Ever since a young child I was mollycoddleed and over looked after.My parents would not let me out on my own untill I was 16 ,they would not let me go to another town on my own untill I was 17 like get on the train on my own.when everyone else was walking to school on there alone I was not allowed ...
by Ram
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Advice for driving
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Re: Advice for driving

I find every new leaning activity takes me a little longer than other people but I try to see the positives that I get there in the end and I find when the pressure is on it makes me panic and all my brain is thinking " I'm going to fail or I can't do this etc " so try to relax everything will clic...
by Ram
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dyspraxia and diet
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Re: Dyspraxia and diet

I agree that it may be hard to spot the changes, but either way there isn't anything lost by taking them. I read that vitamin B can be good for giving energy, so I'm currently trialling that in combination with the change to my diet. I also hear that vitamin D can be beneficial. Do you take a parti...
by Ram
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: shocked how to say no
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

Re: shocked how to say no

If she knows you're unemployed, it's absurd she's asking you. You could even tell her something along the lines of, "As you know, I'm unemployed at present. Consequently, I need to make sure I have enough money to eat, keep a roof over my head and pay for travel to interviews for the next few months...
by Ram
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dyspraxia or under confidence?
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Re: Dyspraxia or under confidence?

Welcome to the site, Annie.

In my highly unqualified opinion, it sounds as if it is likely you have dyspraxia. If you are able to, it's worth getting assessed. I wasn't done till I was well into my 30s. However, it does give you some peace of mind.
by Ram
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Helping my son with dyspraxia as I have it too
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: Helping my son with dyspraxia as I have it too

I was even told at one point before diagnosis that as my husband spoke Welsh and my self English we were confusing him and that's why he did not form proper words etc. Which I knew was rubbish. Absolutely right Sheryl. For one thing dyspraxics are often better at languages than others (high sensory...