If Vraylar works and my negative symptoms get reduced?
On Abilify I was able to hold jobs for 1 month and not more. Does that mean that sz did permanent brain damage?
Before schizophrenia I worked 3+ years in the same work. Was never been able to do the same after sz.
I guess no one can know really not even a psychiatrist. I have to try Vraylar and hope for the best.
You have to try. No one knows for sure
I hope I am not allergic to it or not get serious side effects.
you are smart, i believe in you, you just need to find the right situation for yourself.
You have to look special jobs for disable people.otherwise its really hard to work @Aziz im at disable position.without that they were fired me thousand times.but i love my job.i like to work .
You will be able to work, but you cannot expect to just take a pill and it will fix everything for you - your expectations for this drug seem a little too high.
Everyday I have to wake up for work I have to get up so early because I need my night time meds to wear off so I can drive, and I have to neck several cups of coffee and smoke lots of cigarettes to boost me. My motivation is piss poor in the mornings everyday, but to be honest once you have a routine and you get to a job, it’s structured and being kept busy makes the time go by faster and you earn.
I believe you can achieve, you just need to use the tools we have as well as medication such as grit, determination and a bit of luck in finding an accepting place to work. Not sure about Canada, but the types of services that help people into work exist here in the UK through mental health services.
Might be worth a go to see if your local services can help you, as clearly you have a desire to do more. You may just need a bit of extra support to get you there.
Thanks, yes I need to do the effort, I didn’t have issues with that before schizophrenia but I still need to do it and relearn it.
I’ve been working one year and three months now as a waiter. I’m only doing part time (Max25 hours,min 12hours) and it is difficult for me.
But I have been gritting my teeth and pushing through for the sake of my wellbeing and need of income. Once you start, you just have to make the most of what you have and do you absolute best to push through. You should hopefully feel valued and feel quite normal even if always tired.
It’s great to be in work and have some sort of self independence. You shall, hopefully be okay! Pace yourself and figure out and manage your stressors; medication does not and will not fix everything.
Maybe invest in some weights so that you have fitness and stamina on your side; it also does good for your mental health.
Take walks as much as you can. It will help.
You can probably handle some kind of light remote work even now. You do use the computer a lot.
It doesn’t seem to be an easy thing to do. In my last job I went off sick probably for a few weeks 3 times a year to try and recover.
As it turned out it was unsustainable and I had to quit. I was there for 6 years though
I am trying something new now, and I am hopeful that being self-employed will help
Good luck with the Vraylar @Aziz! I hope it works for you
I think you’re able to work. You can’t live by feelings.
Hinestly even if I can’t work I would be happy to be able to get out of bed, go to the gym, hangout with friends maybe. I am ok with disability money.
If you can survive on that option sounds good.
I have a blended deal where I work when I can, and the government helps me also
My problem is that I keep wanting to be the person I was before sz. It would have been better if I had sz since I was born.
I can’t relate because from age 11 I got mixed up with gang violence and drugs.
When I got drug-induced psychosis at 17 that ended all of that.
Got Dx’d with SZ at 23.
To be honest my life is so much better now post-diagnosis than it ever was before.
I hate who I was before psychosis came along. This is actually an improvement.
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We are never the same but we learn to adapt and overcome maybe change some things maybe overtime get stronger.
Two steps forward one step back?
We carry-on because we are alive and have a future to make.
what do u want 2 work 4 ?