How much of your day is spent trying to figure out what’s wrong with you, or worrying about having a mental illness?
I’d give you a good answer but I don’t want to think too hard about it and get lost in a worry.
24 hours a day for me
I am constantly obsessing over my mental Heath and Diagnoses.
I am always experiencing side effects and symptoms.
When it comes to psychiatry there are more questions than answers.
Same here. Side effects and symptoms. I’d say yesterday I spent 90% of my time being aware of one or the other. I’ve had days where it was down to about 20% though.
If they could develop a side effect free antipsychotic do you think you would be as preoccupied by the illness?
I only tend to worry when I have symptoms so I’m always worried. The other day I was at a coffee shop and my gosh did the paranoia hit me. I mean how can I be so concerned with little children plotting against me. They’re little kids.
So needless to say I’m always scowering books and such looking for answers as to why I believe these things. Somehow I find comfort that by letting it occupy my thoughts I feel somewhat in control. If that makes sense.
I actually don’t worry about it all that much. Sure, I think about it when I notice myself doing weird stuff or being paranoid, or when I’m stressed out about other things, but that’s it. Fortunately, I am finally on meds that don’t cause me side effects, so I don’t have that reminder. I’ve been sick in one way or another for over 20 years, so I suppose I’m also accustomed to having a mental illness - it has become the only way I know.
It consumes my thoughts pretty much every day. Even when I’m not in an episode I’m constantly scanning myself for symptoms and worrying about when my next episode will strike.
Probably 80% of the time I’m awake, no joke.
Me too Anna. Either I’m sick. Or I’m constantly checking my thoughts and emotions to make sure that I’m not getting sick again. That or griping about side effects of the meds and why I have to take them.
I get no. relief. whatsoever.
Every minute of every day, but that’s my life. Not every minute is spent in torment, delusion, paranoia, etc. Much of the time is management, but even that is something “normal” people don’t have to do… It’s always and forever.
My meds are working so just negative symptoms and side effects for me. I’m usually thinking about whatever I just saw online or in a video game. The positive symptoms were always the worst in my experience.
I spend about half an hour a day doing activities that help me manage my mental illness. I don’t spend any time worrying over it.
All the time. Mostly I’m worried about the voices coming back or the tinnitus in my brain.
Absolutely Great question …!!! I most of the time spend much of my times and ask myself that Sz won’t get cured we have to live with it…!! We are so hopeless …!!! Its hard to socialize …???Nobody’s understand Me…!!
A lot of time though I don’t feel that ill, I got some side effects and some negative symptoms.
I’ve risen above all labels