I’ve been thinking recently if I want to come off meds, and I’m now leaning towards staying on them.
But I’m really concerned about serious irreversible long term side effects in the future.
Parkinsons and Tardive Dyskinesia.
I had a friend who had parkinsons. It was incredibly sad to watch how the disease took hold of him. His weight completely plummeted and he got psychotic, I guess from the dopamine raising med, he got paranoid of his own wife trying to kill him. And he was bed bound.
This kind of stuff makes me want to come off my antipsychotic.
But I want to move into a place one day that I can only afford from working full time and if I relapse it could ruin that.
Psychosis is truly challenging disease, so many important things to consider due to unpredictability of the disease.