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Miserable for the rest of our lives?

Are most schizophrenics doomed to be miserable for the rest of their lives?

Are we doomed to a life of lonelyness and social exclusion, poverty, misery and emptiness?

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I’m schizophrenic and lead a mostly happy life.

Except when I’m slandered for 2 weeks, and treated grossly unfairly.

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How are you happy?

I’m able to work part-time…have a lovely wife and kids…I’m creative musically and in other ways…

There are many people worse off than me out in this world. I’m thankful for what I have.

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I think those os us prone to bouts of unhappiness and the flat effect, have an obligation to ourselves to make life meaningful.
So what if concentration isn’t as good as it is in normies? I can still focus on some things.
So what if I don’t get overly giddy about things like some normies do? That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy them.
So what if some days, everything bores me? It doesn’t mean those things will always be boring, it just means that at those moments, something else is more interesting.

It’s important to focus on the good things in our lives, no matter how small or minimal they may seem. We shouldn’t rob ourselves of admitting we feel joy just because we don’t feel it as strongly as others seem to do.
We shouldn’t tell ourselves our lives are meaningless just because it doesn’t have the same sense of purpose other people’s lives seem to have.

I know many people say happiness isn’t a choice, and we can’t always help feeling down. But I strongly believe that if you make an effort to be happy and let yourself feel the level of happiness that is natural to you instead of worrying that it isn’t strong enough, you will start to appreciate life more.

Nothing gets better by giving up.

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You’re right I guess. It just doesn’t always feel that way.

I’m a miserable old fucker)

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@anon20318121 @Chester_Navarro please listen to @Berru. What Berru has said above is what I agree but can not express fully mostly due to a lack of laguange skills. She is an angel.

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I am feeling ok
I don’t think you have to have EVERYTHING in life to be happy

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@anon20318121 @Chester_Navarro I am still struggling but I am pretty happy since 2017. I no longer feel sorry for myself and worried about everything. I used to be that way just like you two do now.

What I did and going to do are (1) to find the right antipsychotics by trying and then to stay on this med as long as possible because the side effects of most antipsychotics subside with time especially when you take them for more than 8 year. (2) to find the right supplements to improve my energy and cognition (3) to exercise my brain by learning new things everyday.

I believe after keeping taking a particular antipsychotics for more than 10 years my brain and body will adapt to the med and will function well.

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R U going to change ur antipsychotic … !!! May be olanazapine right…?? What time is it in nianjing…???

I am considering it but still want to give Amisulpride a chance. More likely I will stay on Amisulpride for another 3-4 years and see what will happen. …It’s 10 pm here in Nanjing.

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I am just cooking my dinner…

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Everyone can be happy. :slight_smile:

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I hear a million people on here complain about their situation and how their life sucks (including me) and how bad they’re doing. Then a day, week, or two weeks later they post about some cool thing they did or how something neat happened to them. I’m not saying they’re (or mine) life doesn’t suck but the law of averages just seems to be that good things happen even to the worst of us. Whether it was a nice walk, an exceptionally good meal, coffee out, going to a concert, making a friend or whatever. I never count people out.

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To an outside observer, my life seems to be empty and sad. Forget what mainstream society says.
I know I have gifts. I don’t care if society sees them or believed them. I may never be a world famous guitarist, or a New York Times bestselling author, or even get married again. It doesn’t matter what I achieve or how others esteem my achievements. What matters is the journey. And my journey fills me with pride. I hope someday you feel the same way :kissing_heart:

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I cant think right anymore. Im hoping my pdoc will send me to the ward. I am miserable. In my own stupid way.

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I hope you find a way to be okay. If you go to the ward for awhile though I’ll miss you :sob:

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Yup. Unless they come out with the cure or something close to it.

Preach it girl!! lol lol