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ThatDamnCatAgain

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Hi Everyone,

Don't worry, I love cats and have four. They are my fur babies. My username is just an attempt at humor. I am a 45 year old woman and my particular flavor of crazy has been labeled as Schizoaffective disorder. I got the dx at age 20, while I was in college--at my first hospitalization. My life has kind of been chaotic ever since but I like to think I've learned to manage my illness a little better after all this time.

The most difficult piece for me is taking my meds as prescribed. I'm on olanzapine (zyprexa) and it seems to be the only thing that works--I have been on a vast number of different meds because I do not like olanzapine. The last one I tried is vraylar. I tried vraylar and I ended up in the hospital which is actually a pattern I've repeated with so many other available meds. Try to switch from zyprexa and onto something new... end up in the hospital... repeat twenty times.

Sometimes I get to wondering what's wrong with me. I kind of start to not believe that I have mental health issues and I don't understand why my life once again slides into pure chaos. It's so weird to know I am dealing with a mental illness but at the same time obsessively googling my symptoms trying to figure out what's wrong with me and why this is happening.

Well, thank you for reading my post. I'm hoping that participating in this forum will help me stay on track.

TDCA
 
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Hello and :welcome:

Like minded and like drugged. I've just accepted olanzapine as something I have to have. Its hard sometimes, but it beats the alternative. :)
 
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Hi there....fellow cat lover. I just have one but man, what a troublemaker he is.

He's been diagnosed as hyper-active and prescribed anti-anxiety meds......just like his mommy!
 
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Hello ThatDamnCatAgain, welcome to the forum.
 
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