Aspergers? No. Aspergers can be like that but aspergers folks say outlandish and rude things at times because they have no screen. I dated someone with aspergers. They are socially awkward. I have the same symptoms, in fact, I felt like I was reading about myself when you wrote this. Since 1989 I have been sick. I never had this problem until about a year and a half ago. I started going into early menopause and my adrenals were shot. Add to that CFS, and social fun seemed exhausting and yes, my brain feels completely weak for days after a higher level of stimuli. I used to work in radio and love music. I cannot listen to music as much anymore. It makes me sad. I think, what happened? It's too much energy and the energy and sound and all of it just drugs me. I also loved watching tv and reading books. I feel like my mind doesn't follow it as much anymore. I sometimes feel like I have ADD. But, I don't. I think it's a virus that keeps my brain working overtime. Like I am neurologically sped up or down. I don't process information like I used to and people pick up on things that I don't. I feel stupid. I was quite bright in college. I am still quite bright. But people can say things that go right over my head. It's disturbing. I also think it's related to the adrenal glands. Light, sound, all of it triggers the adrenal gland and we don't have the reserves for all of this. We just don't. I never had this before. Just now. I don't trust shrinks and their diagnosis'. I had a shrink diagnose me as bipolar in the fall after one visit. WHY? Because she interviewed me about my family and their history. I have 2 alcoholic family members that are not in the immediate family, I am an artist and I like to stay up late....due to those 3 things, she diagnosed me as bipolar. That was after 45 minutes. WHO DOES THAT? I let her have it and then she retracted and said, "You are right, I can't say you are bipolar after 45 minutes. You are justified." OK....BYE BYE!