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Hello, I suffer with paranoid Schizophrenia, Anxiety and Depression and I'm here to gain as well as offer support to those who need it. Currently I'm suffering with how my future looks based on the symptoms I suffer with and me being unable to find a way around them so I can lead a "normal" life, whatever that may be. I'm stuck in my flat day in day out with nothing to really do and nowhere to go, even if I did have somewhere to go it would be a struggle as I rarely leave my flat alone due to my anxiety so finding some sort of job or training would be extremely difficult but I crave some sort of purpose in life.
 
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You are lucky you got a schizophrenia diagnosis, not the anxiety induced psychosis crap they like to tell some folks.
 
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I've never heard of anyone that's been told they've got anxiety induced psychosis until now, it's actually shocking they can do that and get away with it.
 
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Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will relate to the threads here so hope you settle in.
 
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Hello That Dave With Schizophrenia, welcome to the forum.
 
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Hello,

I have the same 3 diagnoses and know how difficult it can be too live with them. Anxiety is my biggest struggle at the moment.
 
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Hi Passionflower, anxiety is my biggest issue too, it stops me from doing a lot of things I'd like to be able to do. I don't leave my flat alone because of it as well as making it so I can't even be around family or friends for too long, once my anxiety starts it causes an increase in the frequency of the voices that I hear as well as making them more distressing. My psychotic symptoms are mostly quite manageable due to my insight into my diagnosis but anxiety is so much harder to manage, same with depression. From my experience with those 3 things if I had to choose just one to live with for the rest of my life I'd definitely choose the schizophrenia, it's so much easier for me to manage than the other two and for me depression is definitely the worst of them.
 
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I don't leave my house alone either, and like you my anxiety increases the voices too. I have pretty good insight into my illness too.. I did struggle with depression quite severely but since being on Sertraline it has got more manageable.What meds are you on Dave?
 
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I'm currently taking aripiprazole 400MG depot monthly, sertraline 200mg (asked recently for this to possibly be changed) and pregabalin which is for my anxiety. I have no major complaints about my meds beyond the side effects of the sertraline, what meds are you on if you don't mind me asking?
 
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I took aripiprazole injection form. It was haledol I stayed away. Abilify had a green pill form took that too. I’m trying to familiarize myself with my old medication, but hey welcome to the forum. I have schizophrenia also.
 
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I'm currently taking aripiprazole 400MG depot monthly, sertraline 200mg (asked recently for this to possibly be changed) and pregabalin which is for my anxiety. I have no major complaints about my meds beyond the side effects of the sertraline, what meds are you on if you don't mind me asking?
I take aripiprazole 10mg and a depot of clopixol 200mg. I also have pregabalin at 200mg and 100mg Sertraline.. I don't really have any side effects from the meds apart from a bit of tiredness. I don't find that the pregabalin is that much use for anxiety, do you?
 
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Hi That Dave, and welcome to the forum :)

You are lucky you got a schizophrenia diagnosis, not the anxiety induced psychosis crap they like to tell some folks.
Is this a common thing?
 
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