Been back in work. Just popping in to say hi

fazza

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Hi all I hope you are doing ok. I am now working full time and i have been voice free for ages now. I am on minimal meds and hope to be discharged from my cmht soon.

Getting a job was the key to my recovery. I am far to busy for my voices and because I am paying no attention to them anymore I feel that they have given up insulting me.
I hope this continues.

I know recovery is not the same for everyone but I just pray that you all recover to the best state of mind that you can.

Best of luck to you all

Andy
 
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Thanks for calling in Fazza, I've a different user name now, but I remember you well.
It is really good when people call in to say they are in a better place. Well done you!:)
 
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I couldn't manage to post earlier on, I had read the headline, well done, in getting back into work, and full time as well.

I wish you well for your work, and your mental health, good to hear you are on minimal meds.


Well done, thanks for sharing.


Best Wishes,


Natalie.
 
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Thanks for your kind comments. I feel like the old me. Confident, happy and love being pushed to do more at work. Everything is better. I am going to ring cmht today to see if I can get discharged as I am just taking a place that someone else will need.
 
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Take care of yourself Fazza, steady as you go there. :hug1:

I hope that you go from strength to strength, be proud of yourself and what you have achieved.

All our best wishes to you:)
 
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Hi Andy,

As exyz said, 'steady as you go'.

I've been back at work 2 years now following a section in 2016 and a diagnosis of Schiz. Like you, my mental health has gone from strength to strength since returning to the coal face. However it has not been an unbroken upward trajectory and I have had a few bumps and stumbles along the way.

I'm sure you can recognise the early signs of illness - when I get red flags I just take a couple of days holiday and have a long weekend to recharge the batteries. I am fastidious to the point of borderline obsessional about my well-being too, so I exercise every day, eat clean unprocessed food, and socialise regularly. My sleep is still Shiite though!

Keep it up and keep the momentum rolling!

Huge Respect

Coast
 
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Hi Fazza, Natalie here,

How did if you managed to get round to dealing with, your call to the CMHT go? Were you able to get luckily discharged from them, and offering the space for somebody else who needs it, much more than you?


Again, well done, for entering and keeping within the jobs market. Now I just wish i could do paid work, however just can't, I'm happily staying with idea of volunteering, which I have been doing since late 2004.


Best Wishes,


Natalie.
 
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Hi natalie. I had a meeting with my cpn and spoke about what i have already said here. She seemed very cautious. She said she would speak to to my doctor. This was last week and I have not had any phone calls or anything.

My meds make me really tired at work so now I am hardly taking anything and still no voices. My mind is clear totally back to normal (whatever that is). I just hope it has gone for good.

I have increased my workload. I worked 50 hours last week and no problems. I have ended my esa and my pip is up for renewal and I will not be renewing as as there is no way I could go to a medical and lie.

I am diagnosed with treatment resistant schizophrenia and no meds have helped in the past. I now feel that the diagnosis was wrong and I should have been diagnosed with depression with psychotic features. I still take the full 200 mg of sertraline as I dont want to slide in to another depression again.

Hope you are all well
Andy
 
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Got a phone call from my cpn asking if I would go and see her. I was on my day off so i thought it would be ok.

She and the doctor seem to think that i am either Manic (because I love my job and I wantto be discharged from cmht)

Or

Suffering a severe loss of insight.

Why oh why can't they be happy for me now that I amvoice free enjoying life and working full time again. They think I should only work 16 hours a week but that does not pay the bills.

I have ended my esa/dla claims as I was just about to change over to Pip but there is no way I could go to a medical and lie about being ill.

I am fine. My friends see a 100 percent improvement and they all say I am back to my old self. I have lost weight I am getting fit and the only people that are trying to hold me back are my cmht.

All is good. I wish my happiness and health on you all. Keep the faith it is possible to recover. I was diagnosed with treatment resistive schizophrenia. I think they got it wrong.

Andy
 
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Thanks for posting this... Good news stories are always inspirational!

Good luck!
 
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my appointment with a second doctor has come. 29th october. Hopefully i will be discharged. Now off all meds including sertraline which i thought i would never give up.

Past meds
clozapine
olanzapine
quietiapine
Haloperidol depot
depixol depot
clopixol depot
risperidal consta depot
chlorpromazine

Now nothing, No withdrawals, no voices, no intrusive thoughts
Mood = 100 good

Physical
Blood presure normal no longer taking blood presure meds
Bad chest and full of cold but still in work and really enjoying it. Moved to a new role in stock control which has increased my stress levels but in a positive way.

All good
 
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Wow fazza! I take my hat off to you! You are where I'd like to be one day (off all meds and doing well).
My psychologist is under the impression (after being my therapist for over a year) that my hallucinations and delusions may be driven by deep seeded trauma. I am starting EMDR to address this and have already noticed a big change in my life. Perhaps there's hope for us all?

Take is easy! :)