schizophrenia means a life with medicine and antypsycotic?..
or another way is possible?which is the truth?
For me the truth is that no matter now much I want to not need medication, I do. I will always need some sort of antipsychotic medication.
I’ve never been able to do without an anti-psychotic. I’m not going to try to tell you what to do, but once you’re on them it is hard to come off.
Its impossible to know. Some people have one period of schizophrenia and never again. Others have it recurring and must stay on medications. Everyone is different - and the medicines are always getting better - so don’t jump to conclusions.
Work with your doctor to find out what is best for you.
It’s up to you. You are in charge of your health. AS for me, I want to live a natural life, a very monastic one at that. I don’t have time to be playing games with my body’s hormones or chemistry. Tried it, didn’t work.
Don’t be hooked into thinking concretely one way or the other until you have worked up enough physical experiene with your disorder to feel right.
Uh…most of the time, this is permanent. Sorry.
You can do the best that you can do, and then that’s it.
Yeah, you will probably need meds for life. I had to get over that blow to my self esteem. I am on enough drugs to make a normal person go into a coma. Like they dont have side effects? LOL I take meds for my meds and then over the counter meds for those meds and then coffee to function.
You sound new. I strongly recommend seeing a therapist.
If you absolutely need to be seriously medicated and possibly shot up ? then yep
But some folks just battle lifes BS and we can fend off the voices, paranoia sometimes violent thoughts with , common sense.
I been unmedicated since July, but I got PROBLEMS just like everyone else. I never lose control, so I don’t need them as much as everyone else, but it still is hard work and a constant fight with my voices. Everyone’s different, you might need them or you can live without them. I suggest you stick to them if you aren’t highly functional most of the day without them.
My advice is to mix the meds and the “natural cure” which consists of vitamins and minerals…exercise included.
You have to take your meds as prescribed by the doctor on a regular basis, and skipping it will only affect you and your loved ones, the rest of the world will not care.
It is for your own interest, you may be short of sight to see how it would benefit you, but from experience i tell you, keep taking your meds for as long as your doctor tells you to.
you should routinize it and make it part of your day without having to be frustrated with fate every time you do…
For me, i am happy when i take my meds, everything in life in uncertain, but the anti psychotics are certain and honest, they will not bluff you, everyone else will.
Or do not discuss all the social stuff from psychotic strangers (called targeted individual if you want to read up), do not discuss any symptoms and you get used to voices running as background noise sometimes…Fill the meds or use therapist if you still need disability payments for a while…
If you had argument with someone before you went psychotic or meet some off people, you are better never talking to anyone you met through these, never show any confrontational behavior and just ignore them. This can reduce some of the symptoms over a period of time and sometimes keep the part-time psychotic thought broadcaster people off you so you won’t be paranoid case. Do not discuss this kind of situation much for best results.
Knowledge is power.
Get a copy of this book and read it. Have your family read it, too.
If you need a higher-level (more sophisticated) professional intervention, tell me where you live, and I will get back to you with leads to those services.
Get properly diagnosed by a board-certified psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychotic disorders. One can find them at…
Work with that p-doc to develop a medication formula that stabilizes your symptoms sufficiently so that you can tackle to the psychotherapy that will disentangle your thinking from reality effectively. The best of the therapies for that currently include…
DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html
the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy
or standard CBTs, like…
REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/
Can share story about older guy who gave up the meds and disability check, thought the mental care was too much trouble. He took job at Walmart. Eventually, he was speaking in tongues so bad (spastically yelling rude stuff at customers) with no control over his speech, Walmart manager fired him…Had no way to pay his child support or house payment.
Pdoc would allow me to take small dose of the meds and she was fine with me as I was 30 when symptoms started. I had self supported for 10 years FT plus college degree + work before that. Functioning does vary especially due to age of onset. Also, professional level employee who does not answer taunts or insults from thought broadcasters and does not discuss diagnosis does get some farther…Really should note, you can find yourself in bad job situation much more often if you have psychosis history and may want to quit while sometimes you are treated to a sexual harassment or hostile work environment if some of your coworkers are part-time psychotic and think you make them symptomatic…Best to never discuss your diagnosis or back story EVER and just a little small talk stuff on fluffy stuff or let coworkers talk about self, memorize it and just ask about it later – this wins over most. Do what you can to never spend all you make so you can afford to leave a job if something is too bad to handle symptomatic. If you are on disability pay and thinking about returning to work, I strongly recommend you try to find a good employer fit and work there part-time or temporary before you go to full-time work to make sure you don’t get screwed.
I’ve never read it an never will. Torrey is a lying, fear mongering, scumbag. Regardless of his intentions, the ends do not justify his means.
No not necessary not for me at least
It is different for everyone. For some people the meds work great with few side effects. For others, the meds cause all sorts of nasty problems and they’re better off without them. It is all about symptom management, so if the side effects get to a point where they are worse than the illness, there really isn’t much point in continuing with that drug. Personally, I feel best on a low dose of Geodon.
I know that only I am in charge of my life and am the one to change things, but I’ve been struggling with symptoms of mental illness for 19 years and I know that I will be medicated for the rest of my life. Times that I haven’t been medicated were the most terrible times of my life. Excessive drinking to self medicate, cutting myself, spells of anger: throwing things and breaking them, driving away friends and destroying relationships etc.
I am in control of me, but I have no control over my brain chemistry. I’ve finally found a med combo that helps me function. I’m still on the road to recovery, but with my meds and therapy I will get there.
Everyone is different, of course. This is just my personal truth.
Its upto you Dude…
I have Delusional Disorder (not SZ accrdn to my Therapist and Psychiatrist)…
I have been without Meds for 8 months and have been functional (I would not say at level 10 out of 10 but at level 8-9 at 4 days a week and then level 4-5 for 3 days)…But I am managing.
I dont want to be on Meds and thats my choice. It depends on what you want.
Dude, you are NOT functional. Every day you are convinced someone has been injecting you against your will. It takes up all of your time and you live in constant fear.