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Mystery disability identified
I'm new to this site, my name is Hannah and I'm 22 years old. I have just recently been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, I have had CP symptoms all my life(muscle stiffness, difficult fine and gross motor skills, insomnia and renal problems) but doctors only now realised this is what's really been wrong. when I was 5 doctors shared the belief that all my health problems were the result of autism despite my abilities to form relationships and feel others emotions. I was never ashamed of being thought as autistic and have nothing against anyone with that but me and my family always knew deep-down that none of my symptoms resembled autism. as a result, getting help and support for me has always been difficult as autism could never truly explain why I had the problems I did. but now it all makes sense, I have CP and that's why I have the physical problems that I've got today. on top of that, my new G.P. confessed to me(after hearing my diagnosis) that she never believed that I was on the autistic spectrum. well that's all about my situation for now. I'd love to hear everyone else's stories and life challenges.
Love Hannah xx