I’m feeling thankful to God that I’m a lot better. I don’t think I have ever felt this good. Risperidone and fluoxetine are amazing drugs. I have less negative symptoms, don’t feel depressed or pessimistic anymore. The only negative thoughts I have are that I can’t marry and can’t study anymore. I’m about to start a small business with some start up money my father gave me. I honestly don’t hate my life anymore and don’t want to die. I hope everyone here will get to a good place where they are feeling better. This illness is terrible
That’s great news, I’m glad things are working out for you.
its nice to see you back on the forum. do you plan on ever returning to medical school if, for example, a medication came out which would treat your cognitive deficits? have you given up on it permanently?
I haven’t given up permanently I think, if a new drug or a cure comes out I would definitely go back to school. How are you doing? I hope you are much better also
Thank you!!i appreciate it. How are you doing?i hope better
Yes, still stable! Thanks for asking!
Are you currently working or studying? I like your profile name “everhopeful” really positive
im doing fine thanks for asking, working towards a 2 year degree but starting small with easier credits, hopefully i can make it there at some point
You will make it! I’m sure, I truly wish u the best in life. You are brave for still being able to study. I wish I had your strength
what religion are you? are you a muslim? i am a muslim.
Don’t worry things will work out for the best. I usually try to look at the positive things in life! Like the fact that I have a family, apart from the illness and it’s symptoms I have no other disability, I’m n homeless and wondering the stress. Yes this illness is terrible but try to look at the good things you have in live. I really wish you the best in life. Keep you head up, you are not alone
Yes I’m actually a Muslim also. I live In Nigeria. Where do you live? I believe Allah tests his servants with illness and we will be rewarded for our sabr in aljannatul firdausi
i live in minnesota but my family comes from uganda. when i was at my lowest i found that the only thing i could do to alleviate the pain was to make dua, now Allah has largely taken me out of my suffering. so always remember to make dua that you will have minimal symptoms and that you will eventually recover. when you feel pain and suffering Allah is proportionately removing your sins. alhamdilillah it is great to hear you have come so far.
Minnesota, wow. Yes it’s important to always make dua.when were you diagnosed? I’m sure your family has been supportive! What drugs are you on. I have never been to Uganda,! I’m sure it’s great. Have been to some countries in Europe and Asia. Listening to the Quran also helps. I have to go now, they just called the adhan for Isha prayers. It’s was nice chatting with you. May Allah SWA ease your affairs. Amin
i was diagnosed in july 2015, i am on seroquel and rexulti, yes my family is supportive but i still have some issues. my cognitive functioning returned over time but i still have profound poverty of speech which makes it difficult for me to communicate. i come to this forum occasionally so i can hear other peoples ideas and opinions and gather relevant information. i remembered you from a post i made a while ago and was surprised to see you on the forum again. now i know 3 muslims are on this forum.
It’s good that your cognition is better. That’s the issue I’m facing, having real difficulty remembering what I read. But my concentration and understanding is good when I read. I usually relax by watching TV series like game of thrones, the walking dead, 12monkeys…etc.i use to enjoy playing basketball but I have lost interest. I was diagnosed in 2012