My family keeps yelling at me to go out of the house go to the gym and eat much less, eating a bit once per day. I can’t get out of bed on Risperdal and it increases my appetite. Also eating is my only pleasure that I can experience now and I am always bored. I tell them I will go on Abilify but they won’t let me due to addiction side effects.
They say sz is not an excuse to be lazy and be in bed. I am seriously thinking of drugging them with my Risperdal like they did to me in the past, its fair.
I was working full time on Abilify, going almost daily for 2h to the gym and still had less money than now due to shopping addiction side effect.
I think Abilify might be worth it as the addiction side effects gradually got worse after a year or two. They were only dangerous after 8 years. Its only after that time that I emptied my bank account and had debts.
But my family said they won’t help me and pay my debts if it happens again.
Please don’t drug them. You’d go to jail for that. Keep taking baby steps. You did the stationary bike for 5 minutes successfully. So try to do 5 minutes every day. Also, sitting outside in fresh air for a few minutes a day may help too
Sounds like certain members of my family and extended family as well.
Nothing is enough.
The only advice I can say, is that I second pianogal- “Baby steps” is the way to go.
I told myself the same thing three years ago after I left the hospital. I didn’t want to be disabled or miss out of life offers, so I took walks.
I’d ask the brothers if they wanted to walk, and I think they could see it meant a lot to me to be able to go on a walk, so they conceded.
I am absolutely certain when they see you are giving a consistent fight; they will definitely be less and less stigmatic?
Sometimes, you have to bark and fight at the same time. Simply saying “I cannot because negative symptoms do this” might not work with some people. They actually have to see you physically drained and suffering - this is what it was like for me when I first started working after hospitalisation.
I don’t know why. But I was very desperate and also very scared of the idea of being bed bound
They won’t, they won’t let me hangout with them and their friends even at home. In the summer sometimes my parents ask me to walk with them but I feel like a baby and at the same time I have no energy to walk.
Yeah, this illness has wrecked things for you, but that is more reason to pretend it hasn’t and get yourself back to a more functional level
You are able to game a little, you are able to enjoy music a little - so there are positives in your life , even if they are tiny compared (but it was th same for me. Music, walks and cigarettes at first)
Like pianogal said: “Easy steps”, as long as you take baby steps - your body will relearn coping