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Old 08-11-2020, 12:46 AM   #11
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I have been trying to find these same answer for my son who is 27 and lives with me. Im not sure exactly what is happening with him but whatever it is i has been progressing . I first noticed the way he walked began to change. Like he is losing balance r stability. His hearing has been changing he complains he cant hear as well as he used to. His speach has begun to slur and when i point it out he says its hard for him to get words out how hes trying to say them. Then just lately i see his hand has tremors. Just one hand or somretimes just one finger will move on its own up and down. It tends to scare him when it happens also. The problem here is we live in a rural desert area where there is no medical services close to us other than a clinic with a practitioner and he would give him a perscription and send him home. I just dont have a clue who i need to get him into... any ideas.?
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I have been trying to find these same answer for my son who is 27 and lives with me. Im not sure exactly what is happening with him but whatever it is i has been progressing . I first noticed the way he walked began to change. Like he is losing balance r stability. His hearing has been changing he complains he cant hear as well as he used to. His speach has begun to slur and when i point it out he says its hard for him to get words out how hes trying to say them. Then just lately i see his hand has tremors. Just one hand or somretimes just one finger will move on its own up and down. It tends to scare him when it happens also. The problem here is we live in a rural desert area where there is no medical services close to us other than a clinic with a practitioner and he would give him a perscription and send him home. I just dont have a clue who i need to get him into... any ideas.?
@CANDY4339 Writing from a lay-person's perspective, I really think your son needs to be evaluated by the physicians perhaps at a major medical center or a neurology clinic. Since I'm not familiar with the area you live in I can't say where that would be (perhaps Salt Lake City)? And I know, from reading your other posts, you have some difficulty using the phone. But perhaps, if you could do it (or if there is a family member who could help), a call to the nearest hospital might be one way to get started. Another might be to contact your state's Health Department & ask where your son might best be seen. (I do agree that simply taking him to see your local G.P. may be unlikely to produce anything in the way of a significant diagnosis.)

The only other thing that occurs to me is that Psych Central has a sister-website: "NeuroTalk". You might take a look at the forums there & see if you think it might be worth signing into NeuroTalk as well. There are a lot of members there who have personal experience with a wide range of neurological problems. Perhaps one or more of them might have some useful suggestions. Here's a link to the NeuroTalk website:

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SKeezks I appreciate your imput and your suggestion s. I am definitely going to take your advice and check it out its a place to start thank you again.
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I have been trying to find these same answer for my son who is 27 and lives with me. Im not sure exactly what is happening with him but whatever it is i has been progressing . I first noticed the way he walked began to change. Like he is losing balance r stability. His hearing has been changing he complains he cant hear as well as he used to. His speach has begun to slur and when i point it out he says its hard for him to get words out how hes trying to say them. Then just lately i see his hand has tremors. Just one hand or somretimes just one finger will move on its own up and down. It tends to scare him when it happens also. The problem here is we live in a rural desert area where there is no medical services close to us other than a clinic with a practitioner and he would give him a perscription and send him home. I just dont have a clue who i need to get him into... any ideas.?
I'm not a doctor, but those symptoms sure sounds like he had a mild stroke. However, he is very young for that, so it would be unusual. I would take him to a Primary Care doctor, and let him/her make a referral.
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My 30 year old son was just diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum Disorder. His neuropsychologist said that the term "Asperger's Syndrome" is no longer used. It is just within the spectrum. In his case, the evaluation was over 2 days, and cost $4650. The spectrum is so wide, that some on the borders just don't get identified until later years. But the evaluation is necessary to get life pointed in the right direction.

Omg the expense :(.......
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I have been trying to find these same answer for my son who is 27 and lives with me. Im not sure exactly what is happening with him but whatever it is i has been progressing . I first noticed the way he walked began to change. Like he is losing balance r stability. His hearing has been changing he complains he cant hear as well as he used to. His speach has begun to slur and when i point it out he says its hard for him to get words out how hes trying to say them. Then just lately i see his hand has tremors. Just one hand or somretimes just one finger will move on its own up and down. It tends to scare him when it happens also. The problem here is we live in a rural desert area where there is no medical services close to us other than a clinic with a practitioner and he would give him a perscription and send him home. I just dont have a clue who i need to get him into... any ideas.?

That sounds terrifying:( im so
Sorry you both are going through this. I wish I could help. I hope he gets the help he needs!!<3
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I hope you are okay @pandabear0927 and can find some help!
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I was fortunate to be surrounded by people who work with autistic people, who pointed me in the right directions, and one had me pegged to the wall. I also took some assessments that had me clearly autistic. After I learned this, several were saying, "I always suspected that you..." or variants. The one that had me pegged to the wall works with teaching autistic children, and her reaction was, "He didn't know already?" There are ways to know definitively that do not cost much to find out.
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I am kind of in the same boat as you. I am 30 and i relate to most of your experiences that youve shared. But I am not seeing a counselor or anything but I considering doing so. I am just unsure of how to go about it. do I see a therapist or a psycologist and do I seek out a diagnosis or simply just seek out advice help for some of the problems I am dealing with at the moment. Money is a factor I am not sure if I can afford anything at the moment.

From what I understand there is very little support for adults on the spectrum and seeking a diagnosis is difficult and costly. So I am assuming there is not much hope for me. But I dont really know for sure I dont really have any personal experience I am just going off of what Ive gathered from other peoples information online.
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I believe some universities in the USA will do an autism assessment, or some kind of mental assessment, for free or for reduced cost. It might be worth you investigating that.
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