I was on Risperidone at first for few months, I didn’t like it so they changed it into Aripiprazole. So I’m taking Aripiprazole at least a year and a half. Now I’m taking more antipsychotics. I’m on Aripiprazole and Quetiapine
I think that we need to bear in mind that recovery is relative to the individual, as we all know that we learn to live with our illnesses, rather than recover completely from them.
It definitely is possible to learn to live without medication, but as with taking medication that also has its downfalls.
I do not take medication as like you I find that it does more damage than good (they literally are poison, in both a mental and physical sense), but due to that I do suffer from my illness, though I would rather suffer solely from that than my illness and the medication in conjunction with each other. It certainly can and will be hell at times, but that does not mean that you cannot find your own way through it.
Though learning to live without medication is a journey in itself, and if that is a journey you are willing to take, I wish you the best of luck and hope you reach a point where it is possible to do so. Please keep yourself safe if you do choose to stop taking medication, and if anything was to go severely wrong, going back to taking medication is always a possibility. This is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor first though.
Yes, that statement is true. Though you cannot deny the harm that anti-psychotics cause to both your body and mind, but if you find that the positive effects outweigh the negative effects, you certainly should continue taking them, and vice versa.
Everyone has the right to choose their own treatment, it is a very personal choice and it is up to the individual to choose what they want to do with their own body. If you wish to take medication, that is perfectly fine, if you do not wish to take medication, that is also fine.
I mean they are not good for us / for me. I’m not psychotic now, it’s good, yes it’s good but every single pill I’m taking, I feel like it’s doing more harm then good for me. I’m not talking about side effects, I’m talking about the feeling of being poisoned by antipsychotics.