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I simply CAN'T remain on these awful drugs

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I sure wish that I had a choice about taking my medications at this point in my life at 55 years old. I self medicated with alcohol for years before I was diagnosed with psychosis. I fit the symptoms perfectly and I stopped drinking after getting on medications. It was tough trying to get the right diagnosis, but life became more manageable for me. I started to understand myself. My behaviors. Meds do not wipe out my illness they just help me from hurting myself and others. Believe me you suicide has always been an option for me.
 
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I hope ramboghettouk this is significant
 
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Oh. Where do I even start?
I was diagnosed with schizophrenia because of an apparent delusion I had. (No hallucinations whatsoever)
The so-called delusion was that magnetic radiation from cellphones were having a negative effect on my thinking.
Ironically, the antipsychotics I was FORCED to take made it a thousand times worse.
I really can't think! It's terrible. I have absolutely no imagination.
Every time I complained, the doctor would tell me to wait or something like that.
It's been at least 7 years that I've been on antipsychotics and it hasn't gotten much better at all.
And I cry a lot and I wonder how I could've let this happen. I'm empty. Life is drab.
I use to believe I could do whatever I put my mind to but nowadays I don't even have much of a mind anymore.
I've been very insistent on getting off the pills since the day I was forcefully drugged.
I simply can't live this way.
I'm an ARTIST. And that's been my purpose in life since I was a child.
Now I am so uninspired.
I am crying as I write this.
My "doctor" only sees me for 15 minutes a month and somehow that gives him the authority to put toxic, mind-altering poison into my body.
I feel like nobody. I am hollow. All I feel is a constant longing for things to get better.
I want to feel emotions other than what I just described.
My mind is stagnant. I don't evolve. I only drift through life without much purpose.
I haven't much respect at all for the pseudoscience of psychiatry.
The "professionals" haven't much knowledge at all about how their drugs work.
I'm so unhappy.
Oh, also, the drug I'm on is called clozapine.
I simply MUST stop taking these pills.
Fluffymoth Just checking in to see how you are doing.
 
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I believe that IQ has a great correlation with mental illness. The higher the IQ the more prone to mental craziness
 
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my ex has mental illness and learning difficulties, i think the stress of disability can increase the risk of mental illness
 
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I will probably never fly a rockey
t ship. I sure do admire those who can. Just know our brains cycle in this area and more
 
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It is our enironment that holds us back
 
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