Have you any other of life’s trials that were as bad as sz, I feel like if you can survive that then you’re a tough cookie
My worst problems have all been much bigger than my SZ. My SZ is manageable.
I would have to say the combination of major depressive disorder, combined with PTSD was far worse for me.
As odd and unlikely as it might seem, schizophrenia has been a blessing for me. It marked the end of the depression I cannot describe, simply because I was forced to crawl out of it in order to survive schizophrenia
It has taken me seven years, but it’s worth it
My sz is the least of my problems. It sucks, don’t get me wrong, but compared to a lot of other things I’ve been through it’s not that bad.
It can be a nice escape if your life is a hell, I like reality better myself though
No. The dementia that goes along with sz is very frustrating.
Finding a parking space in downtown San Francisco.
Short term? Much worse.
Long term? No.
Being gay and sz is probably the two hardest things for me.
With or without meds Its the worse thing to happen in my life.
I’ve had it for so long it’s kind of just a part of me.
But yes it’s been a long hard road.
Don’t get me wrong.
@Kxev I would have thought being gay in today’s culture would be much easier. When I grew up, admitting you were gay was equivalent to a death sentence, at least socially
I’m curious to ask about it, but maybe you feel uncomfortable
Yes. I grew up in a very abusive home. Then I was taken by men from a party and held against my will for 3 months.
@dcragg65 I grew up in a very catholic family, so regardless modern culture it really starts at home how coming out was not encouraged. At 18 I came out and became atheist. Lost a lot of family. My family voted against gay marriage. I finally got married. But I would compare my personal experience with both being extremely difficult.
@Pianogal I’m so sorry that happened to you. I hope you are okay today.
@Kxev I can appreciate that, more than you know. I was raised Catholic as well, and still refer to myself as a recovering Catholic LOL.
It could not have been easy to come out. Kudos for you, that shows guts
Me too, I think I’m still “recovering”
Friend of mine, Michelle came out a few years ago to a friend. She was shunned even by her best friend for 2 years afterward.
Felt for her, but she had a great connection with her partner, I think she came through through it pretty good
Same situation, where her best friend and her family are all staunch right-wingers. Don’t get me wrong, nothing wrong with that. But The judgmentalism that comes with it sometimes is a bit hard to listen to
@Kxev, thanks. I have ptsd but I’m ok