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Finally Autism diagnosis!!!!

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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Today we saw a psychiatrist for a second opinion, and he said it is defenitly autism. I'm happy my son got the diagnosis but mixed feelings also, sad because what does this mean for his future. I just want him to get the help he needs and to be happy. Did you all feel this way after the autism diagnosis?
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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jowen905
by Jan on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I think the way you're feeling is the way most of us feel or have felt.  My son's 12, in the past I've had the psychiatrist say he has Asperger's and then our second opinion, a neurologist, said no he doesn't, he "just" has sensory issues and anxiety disorder.  We have an appt. this Monday with an autism specialist group for a full evaluation.  Either way, it's a relief to get an answer with a diagnosis, but mixed feelings are normal - this is your child and you always want the best for them.  I'm glad that you have the diagnosis and can move forward now.  Hugs!!

bigmama423
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:32 PM

I believe that is the normal way to feel, and yay for a diagnosis!

I felt the same, it took me 4 years and lots of doctors to get a diagnosis. I was happy, sad, mad, you name it when I finally got it...my emotions were all over the place! ;)

Onediva
by Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Thank you I feel better!   Yes happy we can move forward and have found somebody who will listen.

NiyasMom1
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM
I'm seven months into my daughters diagnosis and I still have mixed feelings, so you definitely are alone. Good luck!!!!
darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 10, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Glad you got a diagnosis...hugs and good luck!

JTMOM422
by Platinum Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:09 AM

I had the mixed feelings about the dx. I knew what it was but having the doctor say the word autism was hard. Glad you got the correct dx and you guys can move forward

JennaPBug
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM

yes I was upset . In the beginning I was hung up on getting my ds caught up with his peers, but now I'm focusing more on achievments that are big for him. Normal has no meaning in our house anymore, we are thrilled just to see progress of any kind.

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glammaluvs10
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:16 PM

           I'm glad for you and your family for i say a name/face to theses beautiful children facing this difficult journey. Im affraid i can't relate to how your feeling as i am just waiting. All you ladies this specturm has been really good for me, Thank you,

allformylove
by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I felt the exact same.  I also feel confused and frustrated.

Charizma77
by Carissa on Oct. 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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I felt the exact same way. I was glad to finally have an answ and anxious to get started to get him help but also was sad to actually hear that it was indeed autism. So many emotions..I had to take some time to process everything..

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