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Anyone on a depot?

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emmaleemochizuki

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Apr 13, 2020
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I am being put on one.

What was the reason it was suggested to you? What do you struggle with?
 
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Bunny7

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I’ve had depixol in the past - my CPN encouraged me as she thought I was non-compliant (she was right!) I took it for a while but then refused as I wasn’t given a private enough space to receive it.
 
JessisMe

JessisMe

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Med compliance and accountability for both the treating community mental health center and me.
 
Lone_wanderer

Lone_wanderer

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Been on one for about 20 years as I used to keep overdosing, works better on me than tablets for some reason. First Risperidone and then Flupentixhol.
 
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pollypocket88

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Yes I’m on the depot because I don’t take my medication daily
 
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WH433

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I have been on one. It was a lie though, they said I didn't take my meds but I was taking them. I was forced on it with treatment orders and came off it when the mental health team finally left my life. I would have refused more and lived with the consequences if I didn't think they would report me to the registration body in my career of choice. At one point the tribunal sided with me and my evidence that I was taking my pills and told the treatment team to get me off it.
 
TigerGirlx

TigerGirlx

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I have been on them and was for psychosis.
 
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