Do you believe there is a spiritual component to get better and off of medication? Or is it simply time related to how long treatment might last? Or is treatment just forever no matter how well you are with yourself?
I’m not gonna lie I have been beating myself up bad lately that i’ve been so unwell for so long and I don’t know what to do to get better. I tend to think getting better means getting off of medication because I don’t do too well on it, I wish I was wrong though. I wish I could just take the pills and be happy.
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but this has been on my mind for a while now and it’s eating at me.
I managed to come off meds totally after five years with sza but seven religious years later I still had symptoms I never realised was still sza and when I relapsed I couldn’t come off meds ever again. That was ten years ago now. I’ve tried healthy diets too and self help but meds essential to me
Having hope in something is a good thing. But the meds are important, you dont know yet, but there may come a time when the med you dont like right now, can be a consistency that is irreplaceable and your body gets so accustomed to it, that you function normally - some of us have never known what normal is because the sz was always dormant and neither us nor the the healthcare people ever knew. We just masked it all.
The most helpful thing is to forget that you were diagnosed in the first place and to trust your judgement no matter what because the truth is that everyone is prone to irrationally because we are only human. If you doubt yourself and let others make decisions for you that is worse for your mental health than anything else.
Nothing wrong with microwave’s advice, it’s actually pretty accurate and relevant to me I think. I don’t know about forgetting the diagnoses part, knowing what i’m dealing with seems like a better idea but the part about being afraid to make decisions and not being able to live my life part.