Empty mind

Anyone suffering from an empty mind? I just came back from sitting with visitors for hours. Luckily there was food, diet pepsi and one of the visitors used a vape and knew about technology, movies I watch and video games so we talked about that and the weather but my issues is that lasted only 30min then I had nothing to say. The visitors were smiling at me and said why I am so quiet. They talk non-stop. I didn’t want to tell them I have sz. I wish at least that I had a job so I can talk about that, coworkers, etc

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On Abilify and off meds I talk nonstop for hrs.

I talk non stop everyones different. Sometimes im quiet. It varies

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That’s hard. I don’t always have a lot to say either. I wish I was chatty. Chatty people have a lot of friends.

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Before sz and on Abilify I talked nonstop.

Also now on risperidone 5mg often I want to say things but then forget them, my mind freezes and I feel lost.

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Yes but thats not always good. Im sort of argumentative and never listen

I hate side effects.

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I am the opposite of those, at least on meds.

Speak softly and carry a big stick hmmm i never shut up. Im pretty good logical common sense but people get annoyed

I was a bit like that when first on risperdal. Not sure it was the med or just the coming off psychosis. It was long ago but definately had poverty of thought.

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I interact with people much less than I used to before medication

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When I was on risperdal was non stop chatter with people, but it was not a conversation, all one way direction. Its really hard to get a two way conversation, i feel if its two way I get lost and random unrelated topic pop ups.

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I never was a chatterbox. But now I talk way less than before. It’s mild alogia, used to be worse until 3 years ago.

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My mind feels empty a lot of the time. I feel like I don’t have the inner monologue thing that most people have and it can make it difficult to think of things to say during a conversation. Occasionally, it’s kinda peaceful, but mostly it’s frustrating.

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Yes. In my view it is one of the symptoms of apathy.

-Albert.

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I would try to not worry about it. Not everyone is talkative. Nothing to be ashamed about.

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