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  1. Avatar Leanne says:

    Question. Is Catharine severely affected by her Autism? Because I’m High-Functioning Autistic (Asperger Syndrome) and my mom said she didn’t even worry about the day I got my period! She said she figured I could handle it myself. And I did handle it pretty maturely (even though I was only 10). Like Catharine, I had to go on the pill because I could barely handle the moodswings and irritability that comes with PMS. I’m hypersensitive to sensory stimulation such as sounds, smells, and touch, so I think I might also be hypersensitive to the hormone changes in my body that come with PMS. All I can say is, make sure you’re extra gentle when you give constructive criticizm during that time, and make sure you reassure her that she’s doing the best she can, and that’s all you can ask. That’s probably what would help me. If possible, you may want to wait to discuss an issue with Catharine until she can discuss it rationally, without getting defensive or having thoughts that resemble depression.

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