For 10 I was in a cycle of thinking “this is as good as it’s going to get” but then my life would improve. I now would say that again but feel , with medications I’ve become a different person but have recovered. How about you?
Same here. I was on meds for a while, it was felt that I had had a single acute adolescent episode and that I could come off of them.
I did fine for a bit, and then embarked on a years-long slide into paranoia, depression and delusion, thinking the whole time, this is fine this is normal this is fine.
Finally got to the crisis point last year and got help, and it’s slow work, but things just keep getting better and better.
(My doctor talked to me about tapering my meds a little while ago, but this time I know better.)
I went off my meds Two times after my first episode, ended up in the hospital both times. Think I’m on them for life. It’s been 16 years. I’m ok with it.
I am slow but close to ocean surface instead of struggling in deep sea from the ocean floor.
I never been better. Always refused help, it was a struggle to get me to a hospital for a simple check up let alone for mental health. A lot of substance abuse, a lot of irresponsability. Now, medicated, stable, I think I’ve never been better. I count my blessings too…
A thumb up for you!
Got a bit more stabilised on meds. I think a lot of my progress has been in keeping myself in the right environment and with the right people.
Am now tapering down a few anxiolytics now. Keeping my APs and ADs for now. Never want to quit them but if I could slightly reduce them I would be happy
Symptom wise I couldn’t be better. However I have a poor quality of life with no job, no car, and essentially stuck in poverty. I essentially am afraid that the interesting part of my life is over and I will be merely surviving rather than thriving for the rest of it.
I think I am doing as well as can be expected in the circumstances, ie with certain things having been overlooked/ not addressed .
I am not doing particularly badly or well.
i’m doing well as well,
The popular definition of ‘success’ is not always correct. Money has its place. It takes time to develop good character.
Better is a little with righteousness,
Than a large income without justice.
Currently seeing two pdocs who think I’m awesome. Mrs. Pixel is happy to list all the areas I can improve in. I personally think I’m doing not bad, but need to slow the heck down. I take on too much.
I’m taking it day by day. My moods and thoughts are up one day and down the next. The future is scary right now.
I’m living in the office space antipode
You’re awesome and your future will be awesome.
Trust in your innate awesomeness.
@ozymandias thanks for your words. I like your new avatar and header.
I still say you need to do more writing. You’re very good at it.
I’m doing well since moving to a new team at work. A lot less stress and much better people to work with.
Don’t give up, people that appreciate there employment are good employees and are hard to come by. When you are in our shoes you learn to appreciate your job. Take pride in it when you find a job and work to prove people wrong about our illness. Doesn’t matter what work you are capable of it’s good for you even if it’s volunteer work.