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Other Anyone else have comorbid disorders that made drs "discount" your trauma?


I have the opposite. My psychiatrist doesn't believe in my autism/Aspergers coz, she says, all my symptoms could be attributed to complex childhood and adult trauma, which she diagnosed me with. But she's a trauma specialist and knows Sweet FA about Aspergers/Autism.

It's frustrating coz I KNOW I'm on the spectrum, but it costs more than I can afford, at this point, and my gp was like "Why pay all that money for something you already know?"

Well, I've figured out that getting my right diagnosis, will open doors to appropriate treatment, so I guess there is merit to being listened to and taken seriously, when there's a co morb situation.

Being a female, it's been a long haul, getting good info about how Aspergers/Autism presents in my XX genetic sitch, which has made a lot of us overlooked, as we often fly under the radar coz we try too damn hard to blend in.

It doesn't work, but lots of us are quieter, than many of our male counterparts, about how much we are socially struggling. That's my experience, anyway.

I hid in books. And was very, very, quiet, for the most part.
Oh wow, that's interesting it's the opposite for you. I'm also female. I was diagnosed with autism when I was 7 but my trauma was overlooked at that point even though it had already happened. Since autism was my original diagnosis that's what most professionals tend to be stuck on even though PTSD seems to be more problematic for me at this point.
I’ve had this too, but to be fair, it is very difficult to know how much is Cptsd, how much is TBI and post concussion syndrome, and then narcolepsy. Sometimes I can tell, but mostly I can’t either, so it’s difficult to give useful information. I have sympathy for drs who are truly trying their best but miss, because it is even more of a puzzle when they don’t live with me.

I do know that the chances of me getting non-emergency medical care are little-to-none with a ptsd diagnosis though. I had pneumonia and was sent home to “practice mindfulness and meditation.” They said, “ It’s a stressful time for everyone.” Well, it’s the same as always for me. But no, now everyone in Canada (or in my region anyway) can only get covid, so I guess the field has been leveled.

One especially funny moment was yrs ago when the insurance company tried to not pay out for my TBI with a list of symptoms they’d unearthed from 12 yrs earlier that was presented to me by my lawyer as an unfortunate all-destroyer. I looked at it and the date, and said, “I was 8 months pregnant.... I don’t think that counts as a ‘pre-existing chronic condition.’” She laughed in relief and said, “No, it does not. I’ll take care of this.” And she did. But wow.

Did they just conveniently leave off the first pages where the dr was reporting my pregnancy visits?

I think this problem is common for many health conditions. I know people whose diabetes is apparently the reason for every ailment. So they just smoke their weed and live on with the problems :/
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