Hey everyone ,My name is Pisces and I am from South Africa. I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in 2013 and have been visiting this site ever since,but never signed up.I am on 6mg Respedone and has been on this dose for the past 2 years.
hi pisces welcome to the forum,
how are you?
good to meet you
I’m also from South Africa. I live in Cape town…
You’re welcome here. We’re glad to have you.
Hey ,I am doing okay. It took me a while to sign up to this side but I’ve been ready some of the discussions and it has help me a lot over the years. How are you doing?
Thank you guys for the welcome. If there’s any Questions please dont hesitate to ask.
Continuing the discussion from I am new here:
Oh thats nice to hear…I am originally from the Northern Cape but working in Pretoria since 2011. Ye cape town is very nice I spent a year there when I was studying IT in 2005. Thanks for the welcome.
There is also another member @chemwex from Africa
Oh I forgot to add.I am 34 years of age and had my first psychotic brake when I was 29y. It was a very hard time for me and what I did is still haunting me today. I was little bit embarrass but has come to live with it after I 've read about other peoples experiences.
Hi @Pisces nice to have you here! Im also 34 and from Cape Town. I have had sza since my teens.
Hi @Hadeda great meeting you. I have had only to hospitalizations 2013 and 2015. I had no positive or negative symptoms since. I guest the medication is doing it job. what medication are you on?
Hi Pisces. Is your name Pisces or is that your sign?
Hi @Jonnybegood , Its just my sign …everyone calls me Danny (short for my real name).
I’m on 400mg amisulpride and 5mg olanzapine
Had 4 hospital stays between 2003-2005 and relapsed in 2012 and had 4 more hospitalisations in 2013-2018
Currently coming out of another relapse
Welcome @Pisces! I hope you find support and friendship here.
I am sorry to hear that. I just lived in denial for the period 2013 to 2014 and stop taking my medication after coming out of hospital. Thats why I had a relapse in 2015 (stayed for 6 weeks) . After that I came to realize that maybe the doctors where right. Now I am starting to doubt it again as I dont have any symptoms but has a lot of side effects from the meds.
Sexually I most of the time I dont have feeling for it and I just got a new girlfriend 3 months ago. One of my breast are bigger than the other and I always feel tired.
I am still taking my Meds religiously since 2015 but these side effect are just stressing me to much. I have an appointment with my pdoc this Thursday ,so I will see what happens.
I hope things will just get better for you.