Can I have asbergers??

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My doctor called me last week and wanted to see me, he asked if im taking the anti-depressants and I said no. Todays visit was kinda hard, we talked for some time and I opened up more about my life, my past etc. He asked if I might have asbergers, because I have lived so isolated, and hard to make connections with people. This was hard for me to think about, I consider myself to be a social person...at least before the porn. I said that I was trying to quit porn and I have seen and felt enormous improvments in myself, alot less depression, I can laugh, cry, feel things...my coffee tastes alot better etc. I dont know. I can actually see a future now, even though I have done some relapses and im only in day 4 with no pmo (morning wood is a bitch) I feel a little optimistic. And im starting to like myself.

Gary what do you think? Are doctors aware of porn and the dopamine dysregulation?

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I'm not Gary off course...

I'm not Gary off course...

But if you say that you were a social person before the porn, then I wouldn't worry about having aspergers.

I also think there is more to asperger then just not being a social person (which you were before porn).

Hey I've always been social as well, but I can relate to how porn takes the pleasure of certain things away.

I'm no expert but I've met a

I'm no expert but I've met a few people that have had asbergers, they usually don't describe feelings the way you do. You sound like you may have just isolated yourself. Keep getting out of the house and socializing! Of course, no one on the forum is prob an expert on asbergers but if he pushes this, I might get a second opinion.

That's beyond

our territory, but I think you owe it to yourself to find out what the reboot will do. There's plenty of time for diagnosing things later.

Doctors are trained that the symptoms of porn addiction are the primary illnesses...for which they hand out pills like candy...and that people only get addicted because they have those primary illnesses. Of course, sometimes a guy *does* have a primary illness.

But the important thing you guys are showing the world is that many times the only  problem is addiction. And the symptoms disappear as you sort out your addictions. This is huge. But the medical profession has been in denial about it. For the historical perspective on how this bizarre situation arose: The Wages of Sexual-Addiction Politics

Glad you're doing better. *big hug*

Yes, I felt an enourmous

Yes, I felt an enourmous change after my 56 days....I had emotions that was huge for me. And I stopped feeling sorry for myself all the time.

"Doctors are trained that the symptoms of porn addiction are the primary illnesses...for which they hand out pills like candy...and that people only get addicted because they have those primary illnesses. Of course, sometimes a guy *does* have a primary illness."

Yes, it is insane. I talked to this doctor one time (1) and we talked some, how I felt. He then prescribed zoloft, (SSRI) immidiatly, I think that is crazy. I stopped taking them after 4days, I felt not good.

I do not think pills is the the answer, exercise, sunlight, being with people is betters.

I read this, good book. Please enjoyment.

http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Without-Freud-Prozac-ebook/dp/B006B79IOA/r...

It's not only mental health

It's not only mental health pills. I got some muscle relaxants and even half a dose made me a bit wacky. I lived with someone briefly that "needed" muscle relaxants. He was a bit nuts and perhaps that was why.

Perhaps spend some time with those with Asperger's and see how you feel.

You are so right!

Pills are not the answer. I ate Zoloft like candy for years and it ended up being a terrible addiction in itself. Thank god I got off them.

I love your recipe for happiness! I wish doctors would prescribe that instead.

The book looks great. Thanks for the link.