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      Finally the lingering and enduring negative symptoms of avolition seem to be slowly fading. It's taken a long time for me to get to this point, but I am the fittest and mostbmentally agile I have been in the past 7 years.

      I am working 4 days a week now.

      I run 6 days a week. And strength train, do yoga and kettleball classes.

      My house is reasonably well kept.

      I have lost all the antipsychotic drug weight gain - I'm 8 stone 12lbs now.

      I still get mild delusions but I've learned how to deal with them. I still have terrible insomnia, I've learned how to live with it.

      Things are good and I tell myself every day how fortunate I was to be sectioned and medically treated.

      Things will never be the same, but I am happy, content, and have things I want to achieve.
      'I'm not my diagnosis. I have good days and bad days, but I'm not contagious. I'm just human'.
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      That's amazing to hear, and that's truly an astounding accomplishment, as I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to find the motivation to become better and to carry it out, so congratulations!

      Your post was concise, but inspirational. Thank you for sharing that
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      wonderful im glad your doing well
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      That sounds great Coast2, itís no small achievement. Congratulations!
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      Coast2 Hi, I wondered how you were/are doing;



      Well done for coming on great strengths, and I am pleased to see that you are now working much more, and still working out, adding more to the working out and your runs.


      Best Wishes.
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      We haven't heard from you in awhile on this forum. It's good to hear you are doing well.

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      It's great that you want to achieve or rather have achieved a state of recovery. Kudos. I tell myself it's okay that I am not there yet. But it's great to know it is attainable. Thank you for sharing.
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      Wild lettuce extract can help with the insomnia.

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      Update: I've started dating again! I'm seeing two guys, both of whom I like so I guess I'll have to chose one to date when it becomes sexual. They're quite different. One is a business man, divorced, wealthy, with a wicked sense of humour, very witty and up on politics and current affairs. He likes fancy restaurants and posh wine which is totally lost on me.

      The other guy is very academic, Cambridge educated, likes the outdoors, nature reserves, walking and reading. He is more emotionally intelligent.

      I have a very strong sexual attraction for the businessman - I think he'd be a great lover, but in my experience the academic types can be incredibly imaginative lovers ....

      Would it be so terrible if I had sex with both of them?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Coast2 View Post
      Update: I've started dating again! I'm seeing two guys, both of whom I like so I guess I'll have to chose one to date when it becomes sexual. They're quite different. One is a business man, divorced, wealthy, with a wicked sense of humour, very witty and up on politics and current affairs. He likes fancy restaurants and posh wine which is totally lost on me.

      The other guy is very academic, Cambridge educated, likes the outdoors, nature reserves, walking and reading. He is more emotionally intelligent.

      I have a very strong sexual attraction for the businessman - I think he'd be a great lover, but in my experience the academic types can be incredibly imaginative lovers ....

      Would it be so terrible if I had sex with both of them?

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      Well, I can't see why not.

      I'd probably be more inclined to decide on which person was most possible to be around a lot of the time, as partners tend to be this.

      Given these couple of paragraphs, and what you wrote, seems like you seem to prefer the business one.
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