Hello. I haven't ever been diagnosed with Aspergers, it wasn't recognised when I was young. I have had difficulties all through my life and luckily only resorted to medication for anxiety and depression on 3 occasions. I have had however numerous courses of counselling and even a course of psychotherapy. The counselling helped with current circumstances, but I felt never "got to the bottom" of why I have had the problems. Neither did the psychotherapist, who seemed to give me the impression I was wasting his time.#
I suppose that he wouldn't expect someone 61 years old (at the time) to have Asperger's, I was born before it existed!
However in the last couple of years it slowly dawned on me that this might be an explanation. It was partly due to the difficulties my daughter has, Aspergers only being one of them. I also have another relative Diagnosed with Aspergers. Both i their twenties.
I took the online test and was told my score indicated an 80% chance of being diagnosed. I think if I'd taken the test when I was in my twenties, the score would have been significantly higher.
I'm not going to try to get diagnosed, there really is no point as I can't relive my life knowing it. I don't regret some aspects, I have done quite well in my career, could have maybe achieved more, but fairly satisfied. relationships and marriages have been a disaster and I've spent a lot of years feeling isolated and alienated emotionally.
The good news is, things did get better and I have risen above some of the difficulties I had i.e. being with people on a daily basis. It's been a relief to find out as I can now ignore all those people who tried to pressure me into being something I wasn't.
I am also very intelligent and perhaps because of the Aspergers have some cognitive abilities that I reallse not many "typical" people have.
I'm wondering if there are any other Asperger "oldies" out there?