Mari - posted on 10/08/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
Okay. I am not a mom... but i was desperately looking up websites that can help me with a problem that I have. You see. I'm 17, and I have been stimming ever since I was a baby. And till this day I still stim, and I can't help it!! My mom thinks that I have autism, but I don't. I used to have problems with kids, because I constantly got picked on, but it's not like I wanted to be bymyself. In fact, I hated it. I've always wanted friends, and I hated being independent. So I now, i don't have problems socializing, in fact, I am a attention whore! I make my friends laugh and I'm active, bold, and not to mention I love theatre. Anyways, every other sign I show may point to autism, but I just think it's all a major coincidence, like the time I thought I was a diabetic. I showed all the signs and everything, but I got tested and I wasn't diabetic. Not to mention, I got tested freshman year from a neurosurgeon, and he told me I wasn't autism. But yet I still STIM! and I desperately want to stop. I'm getting too old and people stare at me like I'm a freak, but i can't help it. But i just wish their was some kind of medication that can prevent me from doing it. I wish i can switch my stim for a less severe an noticable one. So thanks!