Posted 12 December 2003 - 02:53 AM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 08:59 AM
She alphetizes everything she sees..road signs, menus, etc. She also counts syllables & can tell you if there's an odd or even number on a book page after reading it.
I'd love to hear how you cope with it and how it's affected your life.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 09:33 AM
Does your daughter have OCD? I am sure this is a good trait and would have helped your daughter's creativity. Did it have ANY NEGATIVE impact on her?? If so, what and how did if affect her? I see more of POSITIVE in this thing. Would like to hear your experience on this.
Posted 13 January 2004 - 10:08 AM
Posted 14 January 2004 - 01:57 PM
He pointed out about her alphabetizing that she never gets a chance to relax. Most people will pick up a book to relax... or watch a movie or something, but it isnt relaxing to her because her mind is constantly in overdrive. (Brian, does this sound familiar!?) They put her on Paxel and it helps. She still alphabetizes, but doesnt really notice that she's doing it.
Speaking of Paxel...She had always been detail oriented, excelled at pretty much everything. Paxel made her go in the opposite direction. NOTHING bothered her. Things that should bother her didnt. Messed up her credit...quit her job...quit college...had to sell her BMW that she'd worked so hard to pay for... Then it seemed to level off and for the last couple of years she's done well. Was promoted to bar manager at the restaurant she works for. Is focused and goal oriented once again. (Brian be careful taking any medications for this. Make sure you are monitored very closely. They just gave my daughter the prescription and sent her on her way. No follow ups really. We didnt even put two and two together and figure out the Paxel was messing with her until it was almost too late. We thought she'd just lost her mind when she graduated highschool!
And, yes, she is also very artistic and creative. She's now decided she wants to be a jewelry designer and is looking at design schools.... She worked in clothing retail in highschool (before Paxel) and designed the most beautiful store fronts and you can bet all the clothes hangers were facing the same direction
Sorry this is so long...it's nice to be able to talk about this with people that understand!
Posted 15 January 2004 - 02:08 AM
Posted 17 January 2004 - 11:34 PM
I will just add that I have a very bright sister, a physician, who has always counted letters. She does it by running her thumb over her fingers at super fast speed. It certainly hasn't stopped a brilliant career. I never thought to ask her if she can alphabetize also. (One thing I know is she's a lot smarter than I am!)
Posted 18 January 2004 - 07:45 AM
Nice to know about your brilliant sister. Did she have TS/OCD or any other associated conditions? If so, how did she cope?
Posted 18 January 2004 - 02:55 PM
Posted 18 January 2004 - 04:14 PM
Sorry I did not get you. Whose father has Aspergers and who has TS? Does her son have TS and if so how is he managing now?
Posted 19 January 2004 - 11:32 PM
One of her nephews has TS and has managed it very well with environmental medicine. Allergy injections for a while, special diet. Nutrients. It was like a miracle, he was getting so bad. And he's doing great.
Posted 20 January 2004 - 04:05 AM
Posted 20 January 2004 - 09:02 PM
Posted 06 February 2004 - 10:14 AM
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