Hang in there. Changing meds can be hard and you never can plan for things and how they affect you. Not a bad thing taking your mother in. I used to take my mother as an advocate when dealing with social security. It was nice to have that backup. Good luck with the abilify and hope it helps.
I would never do that, I think my parents wouldn´t understand it. How did you feel about it?
I went through the same process, got an episode, back to 15mg. Good thing is that abilify is good for us, other meds seem ■■■■■■ up
I hear ya. There are so many variables in life, especially out there, that we cannot control the outcome of most of them… idk I´ve been thinking that lately. A lot of self-improvement books sell that you can control everything that happens to you; not buying it.
Sometimes it sucks, and then it sucks some more, and then you wake up one day and it just doesn’t suck anymore. Tomorrow is always another day. I hope everything gets straightened away quickly for you
I can well imagine how strange it would have been having your mother there. I considered having my sister sit in on a therapy session with me years ago. But I was too much of a mess, and I couldn’t deal with it so I canceled
Haha yea, it’s tough to get it if one hasn’t experienced it for sure. It was a little rough at times, especially when my mom was explaining how my illness affects her. Wasn’t a guilt trip by any means, but I couldn’t help but feel pretty responsible for affecting her in that way. Was just kinda like, “damn, I really do have an illness and it really does suck a lot.”
Ooof, that’s rough. I hope you’re feeling more stable on 15mg these days . That was also a really good amount for me as well— maybe slightly “dampening” as far as personality and emotions go. If they make like a 12.5mg dose, I’d try that no probs.
True— nothing in this life is guaranteed. I think I heard this in a song lyric or something but it went something like, “there’s no such thing as security— just different levels of insecurities.” I dunno if it applies, but what you said made me think about that. And yea, there’s maybe like, two decent self-help books out there. But IMO, that genre is bloated to the gills with grifters and pseudo-gurus. Just my opinion though .
I am sorry you feel bad you are a real sweetheart and deserve sanity and happiness…I wish you well…be honest with your pdoc and work on your dose of abilify…abilify ruined my life…I am on generic prolixin , fluphenazine, and love life.
Defos, it’s all very cyclical for sure. Lots of peaks and valleys, lots of ebbs and flows. Sometimes people (defos myself included) get so bogged down during those bad days that we forget there’s still room for plenty of good ones ahead. Thanks for the reminder .
Yea, that family therapy dynamic is tough. If you didn’t feel comfortable going through with it, then you totally made the right choice to skip out. I was wishing I did the same thing about 7 seconds in, to be honest .