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Schizophrenia board


Hi everyone. I just joined today. Someone on another board recommended this to me.

I've told this story so many time, I've gotten tired of it so let me cut to it. I was dx paranoid schizophrenic about seven years ago, then changed to undifferentiated schizophrenia about two years after that. Most of this time was spent in and out of hospital. Sectioned, forcefed meds, released, stop taking the meds because the side effects were a little too devastating for me. Then some period of remission, then back in again. Wash, rinse, repeat.

I finally found a drug I'm willing to take (Seroquel, and clonazepam for sleeping an relaxing) and although it's not really helped my neg symptoms (They said it wouldn't help that as much) I've had far less positive symptoms and no episodes since then!!! :bouncing: I still hear voices on occasion (and sometimes, like around my period or under stress, sick, sad etc they can get a little worse but nothing like before) and still have a lot of social anxiety and also can have catatonic moments. But things have improved so much for me since I found amedication and dose that I can handle that I don't have to always feel I'm explaining myself.

My life has also gotten amazingly better!! Against all odds, I met and fell in love with an absolutely incredible man about two years ago and this coming summer, we're getting married! When we first moved in together, I wasn't doing so well and so we had a respite care worker come in twice a week to help with cleaning, cooking and my personal stuff, as well as giving him time to rest. We've since been able to dismiss her :D and while he's at work, I was spending my days writing and doing my own work at home.

Then, low and behold! I got a job!!!!! I felt like this was life coming back. This precise moment. You know? Mind you, it's only part time and I dn't do Mondays or Fridays (as they're the busiest days) but I'm working, something no one thought I'd do outside of my own home again i work for a place called greenlyph computers as a hardware consultant, general diagnositcs, repair and assembly. And I love it! It's a wonderful job as I don't always have to look my best or deal with strange people all day. Just me with my head stuffed inside a machine. It's fantastic.

Other than that, I have three kitties, Turnip, Floozer and Dr. Teeth who are absolutely my best friends on this mean earth. They didn't abandon me when many others did and I want to give them a public "I love you" right here.

My pipe dreams are my writing and my photography. I've been writing since I learned to read and have already had some poetry published. I'm also very much into abstract photography (including abstract portraiture) and have sold some of my prints. I plan to sell more!! It's a great feeling when you can create something useful and pleasant. (or if not pleasant, at least thought-provoking) Especially when something that comes from my mind and soul can be appreciated by so many people.

I don't want to go on, though, of course, one can't condense a nightmarish seven years into a few paragraphs. I figure I'll let more out as time goes on. But this took time to write and think about. Baby steps.

Okay, Shut up peabody.

peace :angel:
pea
HI and I am glad you are here!!


I finally found a drug I'm willing to take (Seroquel, and clonazepam for sleeping an relaxing) and although it's not really helped my neg symptoms (They said it wouldn't help that as much) I've had far less positive symptoms and no episodes since then!!! I still hear voices on occasion (and sometimes, like around my period or under stress, sick, sad etc they can get a little worse but nothing like before) and still have a lot of social anxiety and also can have catatonic moments

This paragraph I copied and pasted of yours cause it is EXACTLY like something my son could write word for word, meds and all!

I will write more later, I just saw your post and read it and wanted to welcome you to an awesome place where you re NEVER ALONE and there are so many people here that you will see REALLY CARE AND HELP!!!!!!!!!

HUGS- Hailey :wave: