I am a 22 year old female and I've always known I was different, 6 months ago I came across aspergers and saw I matched most if not all the criteria I've ever researched about it. I've spoken to my family and they agree with it and my Mum and Grandparents have mentioned traits I had even as a toddler right through up to what I'm still struggling with now. It just fits me perfectly and explains all of my difficulties in a nutshell.
I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression however ASD has never even been mentioned to me by anybody, I came across it completely by myself. I've learned too that anxiety/depression are often related to ASD and it's possible I was misdiagnosed or the ASD was completely overlooked/missed.
I looked on the NHS website to find out what I should do and it says to go to my GP, which I did today, however the doctor was so dismissive of me and didn't want to give my request to be tested for ASD the time of day. I came out of there so angry and upset, he said there is no where in Lincolnshire that tests adults for it, only children, and basically told me to get lost, he didn't want to know or help at all.
I've had many issues with this practise about my mental health problems too, they don't understand me at all and this is why I want this diagnosis, at least then I would get the help I obviously need, but I feel so lost, I have no idea what to do and how to get professionals to listen to me.