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Anyone have trouble talking?

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I don’t know if it’s my age (62) or what, but I have trouble making small talk with people. I just can’t think how to respond or what to say. I think it shows on this forum.

I absolutely LOATHE small talk. I have to do it a lot.

It’s always troublesome finding the right thing to say. Often I say the wrong things or am quiet at the wrong times. I think people think I am rude because I am bad with small talk. It makes me sad. I do not want to seem rude.

I think I am bad with small talk because of social anxiety since mishaps most often happen with strangers or people I barely know.

I wish as a society we could just drop the act of small talk. It causes more confusion than anything else.

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With me it seems like my mind just doesn’t work anymore. I don’t have social anxiety. I didn’t used to be like this before SzA.

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I have real blockages very often… Its very painful, cause i am quite aware of it… My physical symptoms from my sz, also stop me from talking freely, i feel heaviness in my chest, sometimes headaches etc… Yeah, for me its the same, like my mind doesnt work or think properly anymore…
But i am often so low, even physically yeap, that i cant really talk, i dont enjoy it while i wish it was otherwise.
I wonder if the meds can help us on this? :confused:
Take care :slight_smile:

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The Abilify doesn’t seem to be helping much, but it’s good for everything else I find. I don’t want to change meds again. It was hell getting the correct dose of Abilify.

SZ is a hell of a disorder that way. It messes with your cognitive functioning. I feel the damage it’s doing to the way a think too. It’s hard feeling like you’re losing basic ability to talk amongst all the other stuff it causes. I’m sorry you’re feeling it too:(

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Thanks bittercat.

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Yeah…Tbh, now that i think of it, i think this is a negative symptom… The meds dont help the negatives… I try now to change my talking with practicing it more until it gets fixed, but idk if this will happen really anymore… I never talked much, even as kid and this turned to be an illness :frowning: .

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Thanks Anna1. 15

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yea i have trouble talking sometimes too… like comming up with what to say and to make the sentences… I find it really hard to keep a conversation going

I’m the same way and I hate it. I don’t have any friends because I never have anything to talk about. All I do is watch the news and sports and some TV shows with my dad. I lead a very boring life.

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Lots of people hate small talk. You don’t need schizophrenia to be one of them.

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Yea I have not got much to talk about or I feel too uncomfortable to feel free to just have fun.

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Thanks @Manny @StarCrazy @anon83141956.

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You’re welcome.

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I have an AAC for times when I do have more trouble.

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what’s an AAC? 151515

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Mine is an iPad app. You can press pictures and it speaks for you. You can organize the buttons to work with your mind.

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ah that sounds interesting =)

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They are big in the autism community. (I’m also autistic). I also got a different kind of one after I had a stroke.

The two I’m familiar with are Proloquo2Go and Verbally. Both are apps and are over $100USD.

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