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I'm overdue for a shower

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DSwole

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Does anyone else have a hard time getting themselves to take a shower? I've lost track when was the last time I showered. It just seems like extra work that I don't have the motivation or energy for. My wife wants me to take a shower.
I have a hard time getting in the shower too! I fhink it has to do with having a lack of motivation. My appearance has deteriorated over the past year or so. I am not happy with my physical appearance bc I have lost a lot of my hair and gained a lot of weight. My hair is so unhealthy and i just don't feel like dealing with trying to make it look decent so i wash it maybe once a week. Also, since gaining all this weight i dont have very many clothes that fit me. So its a constant struggle to find something to wear. My clothes are not organized very well cuz i live on my sister's couch right now.
 
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DSwole

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Clozapine helps with the negative symptoms for me. Neglecting your appearance is also a symptom for many other mental illness, including schizophrenia.
Yep i took clozapine and unfortunately it didnt help. I have been diagnosed by my previous doc with schizoeffective disorder my current doc hasn't diagnosed me yet. I think i have schizophrenia cuz i have all the symptoms of the illness. I really don't want to believe i am schizophrenic and my voices tell me im not they are just making it look like i am to scare me and make me believe that i am not gonna have any chance of leading a normal life. They told me things are gonna get so much worse for me and they have.I am disgusted with myself. I am not in control of my own body and mind anymore and this really scares me. Maybe they will lay off if i i stop drinking. I do it out of boredom. I don't even get a buzz or get drunk from it anymore. It's really pointless but i cant stop for some reason.
 
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aisha23

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Does anyone else have a hard time getting themselves to take a shower? I've lost track when was the last time I showered. It just seems like extra work that I don't have the motivation or energy for. My wife wants me to take a shower.

I can't count the times I've had this issue

with me: it's not a case of not wanting to be clean, or wanting to get ill, it's a case of.... why?

I would understand if I had an important meeting or I need to be at an airport, even if people came round to see me, but I don't understand... just because it says in the handbook you have to do it

I try to do it, because I like to smell nice (I love my perfumes, too) but it's so ugg

pointless sometimes
 
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boudreauj4

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Yes, I have so little energy lately I don't have the motivation to do much. Its like is taking a shower energy wothy ?
 
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