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How many are completely normal on meds

I’m almost normal. I still get psychotic symptoms every now and then. I have some negative and cognitive symptoms too. But, I’m now more normal than I’ve ever been.

Welcome to the forum @BronxJazzy I know it is difficult to be alone. I have the thoughts like “Things can go wrong.” which is true. Even though nothing would be likely to happen, I don’t like alone. I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to think through a negative incident. Fortunately, I live with others.

I was completely normal for a year on a low dosage of melleril, which is no longer used. I had a girlfriend and a job, no symptoms and a libido. I broke up with the girl, restrained my normal sexual urges and went off my meds for a time. I’ve never been all right again.

I wonder why they didn’t like melleril.

I guess I’m pretty normal. Nobody thinks I’m unusual or anything and sometimes guys tell me that other guys are crazy as if I’m a really normal guy.

Melleril was supposed to cause heart disease in long term use.

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Almost normal. Have occasional periodic episodes or glitches, especially with stress, but mostly normal functioning ok.

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thats how i felt in the beginning when i first moved into my apt,… i thought it was haunted and went through a whole delusional phase surrounding that… now i’m just depressed. You’re lucky to have people around… living alone isn’t all it s cracked up to be.

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Do you live in an apartment complex? Is nearby friendship available?

I’ve been on Aripiprazole for a short time, but for now I feel sedated and a little restless, I don’t know if it’s because of the medication

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Welcome to the forum @BronxJazzy .

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I agree. I lived alone a couple times and I hated it.

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yeah i live in an apt but havent met anyone yet. i dont tend to be social unless i’m in the hospital… i think i’m going to talk to my psychiatrist about this when i talk to him on the 20th to see what he says.

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I’m definitely not normal. Still have depression and lots of anxiety. The only time I experience positive symptoms though is when I drink

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My positive symptoms are way better on meds, with some minor breakthrough occasionally. But my depression is so bad it’s physically painful. Same with my anxiety.

I’ve never been symptom-free, if that’s what you mean by normal. I started having issues when I was a little kid.

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Ugh. I feel for you. I couldn’t imagine going through life having symptoms. I got ill when I was 24/25. Finally diagnosed at 26.

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Thanks, @Edparry.

Sounds like you’re having a rough time lately. I’m hoping things ease up for you.

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I am not normal on meds. I still experience positive symptoms on meds.

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I feel totally normal with this new meds combo… i used to only get risperidone… now they gave me stelosi which is type of antipsychotic with anti anxiety… and also they gave me an antidepressant… and i feel really good.

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I think I’m a healthy abnormal now.

[ bites @arcsaber on the ankle ]

:blush:

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