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Does anyone else suffer from the cognitive/negatives?

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Or am I the only one? At least I don’t suffer from the positives, not surprisingly with all the meds I take.

the thought disorder is terrible! I can’t hold a conversation, telephone is impossible.
 
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Sometimes... sometimes not. For some odd reasons the first part of the day is usually worse. I wonder if the meds are playing a part in it, but there again I had mild symptoms that pre exist even my diagnosis
 
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Yes. My memory isn’t what is was before my diagnosis. I have to think about the expressions I am making or my face is just blank; expressions don’t come naturally anymore. If I have any stress, even something as simple as a personal question being asked of me in person, I can’t think to answer or react until the stress is gone.
 
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Yes my avolition is a big problem most of the time. And I'm quite forgetful of everyday things. I can talk to my husband and forget what I said five minutes later.
 
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It does affect me, yes. A few years back it was really bad, could not focus at all. I am selective about what I focus and think about. My mind is still sharp as a tack tho, but like I say I have to think differently. If I am anxious my mind can go blank - say if I am being interrogated.

It is a fucked up situation, but doing my podcast helps, often the people I am interviewing have far better cognition than me.
 
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I try to be selective in what I think about also. I've only been like this for roughly 4 1/2 years and had to adopt new thinking patterns , and practice thought pacing..once I learned that thinking isnt a race I've been far better off.. not everything has to be done fast and slow and steady wins the race.. atleast it does in my case.
 
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i have the negatives too....my mind is not as quick as it was
 
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Do you feel emotionally overwhelmed?
I do feel emotionally overwhelmed at the thought of never knowing if I will fully recover from my psychosis because at the moment I feel there is no way out
 
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Hey I get both symptoms I've noticed since coming off of meds but I cant think as straight as I used to having been diagnosed in my early twentys.
These days I have to be careful so not to upset anyone x
 
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Yes when suffering symptoms, I really struggle to not upset people with my behaviour too.
 
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My mind is not nearly as sharp as it was pre-psychosis. It is probably a mixture of the disease and the medication that has reduced my cognitive abilities. If I ever go back to work, it is going to be difficult, as I am simply so stupid now. I am also permanently tired.
 
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i dont feel right on the meds i was on but am hoping that the change to depot will help me to be able to read again as i cant even do that at the moment x
 
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Or am I the only one? At least I don’t suffer from the positives, not surprisingly with all the meds I take.

the thought disorder is terrible! I can’t hold a conversation, telephone is impossible.
I have negative symptoms pretty bad. I have less cognitive thinking ability. I have apathy and indifference about everything.
 
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