I went shopping at the huge Supermarket with my Normie brother today, and as usual had a hard time keeping up with him.
He’s mentioned that I’m slow before.
I mean I’m walking slower and my reaction time is slower too.
I’m so sick of this sh.t!
It’s reduced me to a zombified sloth!
Anyone else feel slowed down on their meds?
I’m always slow, but I have short legs. I have to double-step to keep up with people all the time. Used to, I just compensated by power walking everywhere all the time like I’m in a rush. Now I kinda lag and bumble around. I don’t know if it’s the medication, negative symptoms, or what, though.
Yeah. I only have one gear now when I do something. In the old days I’d have several gears and could really push myself.
It’s a compromise. I find the meds give me a relatively stable mind. That improves my life but it does come at a bit of a cost. I don’t mind paying that to leave paranoia behind me!
Meanwhile I have to learn that I can’t do what I used to do!
Yeah I have Negative Symptoms too.
Do you also get tired out easily if you have to move quickly? I find I do.
Not so much, but I am somewhat out of shape.
It’s just that everything I do in public is slower especially compared to my brother, who also is heavyweight.
I’m definitely out of shape. I haven’t compared myself with my brother, but I am a lot slower and I feel even dumber compared to my boss now at things I used to be relatively quick with.
Yeah, mentally I’m not as quick as I used to be.
My therapist said she doesn’t notice but I think she’s trying to be nice.
I feel kinda retarded now, tbh. I keep making minor mistakes I would have never made before. I keep misinterpreting things. My bf says I keep taking everything he says that could remotely be construed as an attack on me as an attack on me.
Yeah I feel “retarded” too
I apologize if that was a bad word to use there! I forget sometimes a lot of people don’t like it.
I’m not slow physically and my reactions are ok.
But my concentration especially in the evenings is quite bad. This can give the impression that I’m mentally slow sometimes I guess.
I get slowed down when I’m depressed. I don’t think I’m slow from ap’s
I’m with the “retarded” crew
I feel mentally slow on meds, which is why I went off them in the past. Honestly, sometimes I like the creative, genius feeling I have when I’m psychotic, even if it’s an illusion.
when I was on risperidol, I was slow; when I was on amisulpride, I was not slow but easily tired.
I hate meds I took medicine that did this to me before I was diagnosed and they thought I was some weird kind of bipolar which if you new me at all is really not it I didn’t have my actual voice in my head and all the others were there which wasn’t good and I started failing my classes because I couldn’t concentrate and I just didn’t care about anything it kinda felt like I was depressed but I didn’t feel anything
when I was on perphanzine and clozanpaem it made me slow told the doctor about it and they took me off of them and switched meds.
Yea, everyone usually beats me when I’m walking somewhere. I don’t like it. And when I try to run for the bus my sibling just laughs at me.