I am just posting to ask a question that had been on my mind for a while now. Just to let you know, I have been diagnosed with Aspergers, and even though it has been explained to me I thought that I would ask: Can you have both Aspergers Syndrome and Auditory Processing Disorder as separate disorders?
I know that people with Aspergers can get symptoms of having Audiotry Procesing disorder; it's been explained to me that having some symptoms is appart of having Aspergers. However I feel that the symptoms of APD are alot worse then other people I know with Aspergers and I thought to ask, can you have both Aspergers and APD?
One of the main reasons that I feel so anxious about talking to people is that I fear that I will not understand them; literally - like not understand even a single word that they say. Some days I'm good and I can understand, others however it seems that nearly word said comes off as being something then what it really is.
I am finding it hard to cope with it, it's just been getting worse as I have gotten older and I have had this problem a long time. I always need someone around just so they can talk for me and so that if I don't understand what is being said then they might.
I feel terrible for avoiding people that I used to know quite well and even worse when I don't understand a word that they say. I can ask them to repeat what they said, I know, but most of the time no matter what - I will not understand the second time or even the third, fourth or fifth time. It makes people think I am being ignorant or deliberately rude and it's even harder for me to explain that....that I can't explain why I can't understand them.
As I said I feel that this is too bigger inconvenience in my live than to blame it on Aspergers and do nothing about it. I was just hoping that someone might be able to tell whether this is normal in Aspergers or whether I might simply have both disorders. Is there anything that I can do about it? It would be a big help and I'd be grateful to anyone that can help me out here. Sorry the post is so long by the way.