At a plateau

I once was extremely delusional, but these days I am not. I only have voices now and residual laziness from the meds I reckon.

Therefore I don’t know where I fit in terms of diagnosis as I had my first episode of psychosis when I was 21. 4 years ago.

I just hear voices now, so I don’t know what makes me. Maybe just someone that hears voices and doesn’t have psychosis anymore?

The psychosis is probably still there, meds are just holding it back, I have gone off meds a couple of time, always go back to it

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Oh I suppose, I don’t intend to stop my meds anyway, I get rebound insomnia if I even miss one :tired_face:

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I had a 7 year long period like you have now, age 19 till 26.
Laziness and voices sound about right for your time in life. It’s enough to have that and keep a schizophrenia diagnosis.
I just wasn’t capable of very much
I’m sorry I wish I could tell you the opposite
Please don’t try to come off meds or persue some full time work or study
Easy for me to say…

Not every psychotic episode has a way out.

Schizophrenia currently in remission maybe

I also have only voices. No delusions anymore. My previous psychiatrist said that I have chronic psychosis. I have a disability review at the end of the year. So, it will be interesting to see what they say.

Ahhh I’m actively looking for work, I do worry about the worst case scenario though and how I would cope. I would need employers to be super understanding. Or I need to toughen up.

I definitely won’t be stopping my meds, don’t dare take the risk as from what I’ve seen on this forum it usually doesn’t end well.

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I have a capability for work assessment coming up, I’ve had two so far

I work but for myself, think I would have been fired if I worked for someone else

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Aim for something as low stress as you can, my journey included 15 years of trying to prove I could beat it and overachieve… ended as badly as stopping meds every time

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However good luck, aim for low responsibility

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FYI - In Belgium the first year you are on sick leave you get incapacity to work reviews. After 1 year there is a review and if you’re still considered incapable of working you move on to disability and get disability reviews every couple years.

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Good point
I also missed out on 10,000 at least by not claiming and trying to be strong

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I think if you are hearing voices then that means you have schizophrenia even if you have insight.
But it could still go into remission. With time.

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I will, thankfully I have a NHS employment specialist that works with me, and will continue to support me whilst in employment too! I feel very lucky to have that service available to me!

I wonder what will happen with mine, I will be truthful
My mum always says to base it off my worst days so they have the full picture. My bad days are once in a blue moon now (hopefully I don’t jinx that)

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It was drug induced psychosis to begin with, and then voices have been with me since. I always thought they’d go away but it doesn’t look likely

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Oh sorry to hear that. I hope they don’t bother you too much.

Then again you never know what could happen in the future.it could change for the better

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We have a love/hate relationship! Thank you :slight_smile:

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