I think that the advice given here is good. What do you feel comfy doing about
telling your new roommates? Would it be more comfy for you to tell them when you all are sitting down talking about
yourselves and lives? Or would it be easier for you to wait until they see you taking your medication?
When you tell them just kinda give them a few moments to let it sink in—they might have questions for you about
it. For example: My son is autistic. He is high functioning and to see him you wouldn’t know it. I let him wonder though the library on his own with me in the background. He will spend a TON of time looking for one book that he has decided he needs to get. He will ask the library lady to help him and they will spend up to 20 minute searching. He will ask her to check the bookmobile, the books other kids just brought back, etc… The first time he did this I decided I better let the librarian know about
his autism. I just walked up to her when my son was looking on the shelf and told her that he is autistic and will really focus on the book. It is like gold to him. She told me that she would be happy to make sure he gets it. She asked me about
other versions of the book (such as on CD) and they went on their book hunt. If I hadn’t told the gal about
his situation she might have been harsh to him, however since I did tell her now when we go to the library she knows exactly what to expect from him as well as how to handle it.
35/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Asacol 400mg 3 tablets 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily, Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. garlic and Vit. C 500mg daily