- Nov 18, 2019
Yup, they apparently are not very bright. Worse, we slip into a world where nobody cares about your handicap , and if we are crippled, or autist, we can screw :'(
Yeah, shit like this legit infuriates me. There's such a shocking lack of understanding, consideration and kindness in society towards people who are neurodivergent. Sorry you had to go through stuff like this, Panther.The teachers in elementary school wouldn’t let me cover my ears during fire drills. What the fuck was wrong with those people? Fire alarms caused me physically excruciating pain.
This is an exceedingly common experience for adults with ADHD who weren't diagnosed as children. I sincerely hope you can find someone who will listen to you and take you seriously. I'm always willing to have a chat if you feel like you need someone to talk to.What shocks me about all this is that I have gone to several psychologists and specialists, and most of them tell me that I cannot have any of these things because I am intelligent, I know how to read, and I have good grades, wtf? Which is especially frustrating, because anxiety comes with seizures and most of them have told me I'm just "overreacting" and "being dramatic", I also had/have teachers who say that those who claim to have seizures are just a "tantrum" and that these can be easily controlled by "breathing" and "staying calm" :/
Not autism, no. I have predominately inattentive-type ADHD which was finally diagnosed about a year and a half ago at the age of 29. I've struggled with executive dysfunction, emotional dysregulation, emotional hyperarousal, rejection sensitive dysphoria, hyperfocus, and impulse control for most of my life (along with anxiety and upbringing-related trauma). I've spent the last 4 years in therapy working very hard at understanding and managing it all. Fortunately, I have a significant other who is extraordinarily supportive, patient and understanding. I consider myself very lucky - many, many others are nowhere near as fortunate.Do you have autism too?
The funny thing (well no), is that in high school I had a teacher who openly said he had no patience with people with these types of disorders, so it was not a nice thing to say that my first experience with attacks was in high school and in one of his classes. I don't remember exactly why, I just remember that the attack was so strong that my chest started to hurt and I had trouble breathing (besides that my mind had gone completely blank and I felt like I was about to faint), in the end I didn't I don't know how, but I had the strength to move and walk towards him so I could discreetly tell him if he could let me go to the bathroom, in the end I locked myself in the bathroom and ended up having the attack and then collapsed crying (basically a collapse). In the end I was not present in all his class and he ended up giving me a report for that, (which I decided to accept because I wanted to save trouble with that teacher).I’m imagining a person having that seizure in that teacher’s classroom and dying from it. Sheesh.
No need to apologise! I appreciate the gesture, but I hold no grudge against you whatsoever. We all fall short from time to time.@B-Boy. That's great man. Congratulations . I'm sorry that I was hostile towards you in the past (Lisa the Boy Scout). I have autism so it can be difficult for me to realize how I'm coming across. I just need to be more open minded and self aware about my opinions and other's perspective. I don't say this as an excuse for my behavior at that time but I need to hold myself accountable for my behavior on here and in irl.