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Antipsychotic and Conversation Skills

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leugim1

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Hey guys! Do you think an antipsychotic can make it difficult to have and hold conversations? I used to be talkative and now nothing comes to mind for me to say or elaborate...thks :)
 
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I don't know about you but I have a voice in my head that I didn't know was there until four and a half years ago, I discovered he'd been influencing me my entire life, he would convey his wishes to me using thoughts, ideas and impulses that I believed were my own up until I started on anti-psychotics which sort of put a wedge between both our minds.

Perhaps you also have a voice in your head that did the same so your ability to hold conversations really came from him/her and now you're on anti-psychotics it's reluctant to use it's influence to guide you.

A lot of people lose various interests and abilities when they start to take these drugs, I know I had to rediscover who I am and what I like and don't like to do when I separated myself from my voices influence.

Just a thought.
 
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natalie

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Hi,


I happen to be on a very good dose of ant ipshycotic med, that enables me to have and hold enquries in shops, and conversations in my volunteering work mode. and at home. and also with my pending partner.
 
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natalie

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Oops, i forget, and including in my dental , and doctors surgeries, via admin, and also the GPs, and dentists themselves. And upcoming, via my optical b ranch.


No i certainly don't have a pr oblem in holding conversations, me.
 
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I have that problem. Maybe it's just like NWiddi said. My entire life I don't speak much. Maybe and I do have had that voice all the time that stops me speak and think.
 
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Rebeca1

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I find it hard to chat because of the medication but I'm always talking with my mind to the voices. I've just come off my medication so hopefully I will be able to have good conversation with people in time.
 
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