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Are there advantages in mental disorders

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I know we are seriously ill and we have to take medication - which quite honestly is horrible - it suppresses our thoughts and emotions.
But what we have got is our lifestyle
I do voluntary work two days a week and the rest of the time is my own.
 
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there may be advantages but they're outweighed by the disadvantages, guess is the glass half full or half empty

staying at my mothers place, my flat is a dump compared to that and nothing i try seems to make any difference, when i go back there will be the problem neighbours, yes my sister works all the hrs god gives ans is working today sunday but the rewards i wouldn't mind
 
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i get a reduction on my football season ticket:clap:(y)


mind you my enjoyment of the games is not what it will be for others, i have romantic notions of football clubs and the stadiums but the hyper vigilance whilst there can and mostly is very uncomfortable so basically its not worth paying full price anyway.

sadly some clubs dont care:sleep:


also i think if i wasnt paranoid id have met much more trouble than i have:cool:
 
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I know what you mean about hypervigilance and paranoia, i can go to the theatre cheap with shape tickets for the disabled but my enjoyment is effected
 
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I know what you mean about hypervigilance and paranoia, i can go to the theatre cheap with shape tickets for the disabled but my enjoyment is effected
thanks i will have a look at that sometime:tea:
 
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However black its painted, its part of my make-up, and when it comes down to it I would sooner be me than anyone else ( - which is hypothetical, because however hard I tried, its me I've got to be...) so yes, definite advantages; we are capable of the most amazing mental gymnastics! I used to have fun bamboozling people with my word-salads - till they started ignoring me. I suppose I was just attention-seeking anyway, so that was a salutary lesson not to show off, but to temper my verbal dexterity for more appropriate outlets - like writing, singing, socialising or talking sense. By the way, try this site for excess energy with words, and start creating! Early days yet, but I am hoping this may catch on among us.

http://memphasis.ning.com

Tell me what you think! :drool:
 
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good photos


my excess energy with words is mostly spent in football message boards:D


i found some of your photos relaxing thanks:clap:
 
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I know we are seriously ill and we have to take medication - which quite honestly is horrible - it suppresses our thoughts and emotions.
The medication is more mind controlling I find. I am known to act differently when my illness is under the control of medication than when the medication isn't working.
 
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The medication is more mind controlling I find. I am known to act differently when my illness is under the control of medication than when the medication isn't working.
thats true most probably for all of us
 
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Do you also see the medication as being mind controlling?

My medication also makes me incredibly tired after two to three hours, to the point that I have to go to bed.
I feel the same, but would rather have it this way than the way it was, that was no life at all.
 
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Do you also see the medication as being mind controlling?

My medication also makes me incredibly tired after two to three hours, to the point that I have to go to bed.
the medication does a job but i dont think it controls your or my mind! it certainly serves its purpose as with out id be in a secure ward.

what meds are you on i used to be so tired on reperidone and propolnalol (sp) but i stopped the beta blocker and altho it was mind bending im awake most of the time now
 
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My medication...

the medication does a job but i dont think it controls your or my mind! it certainly serves its purpose as with out id be in a secure ward.

what meds are you on i used to be so tired on reperidone and propolnalol (sp) but i stopped the beta blocker and altho it was mind bending im awake most of the time now
I'm on Olanzapine/Zyprexa, 10mg. It knocks me out after two to three hours. I can't stay awake after two to three hours after taking it.

I was on Amsulpride for a month (June 2008), and it didn't work, so I was put back on Olanzapine, but now that isn't working, so they may be switching me to a typical antipsychotic, which I don't like the sound of.
 
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I'm on Olanzapine/Zyprexa, 10mg. It knocks me out after two to three hours. I can't stay awake after two to three hours after taking it.

I was on Amsulpride for a month (June 2008), and it didn't work, so I was put back on Olanzapine, but now that isn't working, so they may be switching me to a typical antipsychotic, which I don't like the sound of.
ive had to have ma depot increased from every fortnight to every ten days if that doesnt work im getting put on clozapine which also i dont like the sound of


hope they find something that works for ya
 
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