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anouska

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They say because I'm not complying with my medication I'm not entitled to join any support groups.

For years I've been battling this alone and for years I've felt over-medicated (by 'so' much I wasn't able to function) and so I've had to try and find a balance myself to be able to live a life or 'Stay Awake!' even.

My Social Worker thinks I'm doing wrong and so I have no support from her. My doctor won't support me, even though in the last appointment we had, I explained to him how much better I've felt since reducing my meds, and it's been for quite a few months now.

I don't know. I just don't know. Maybe they're right? If they are right then how on earth can I have a life on full medication, when I'm like a zombie?

I really am alone now. All I want is a stepping stone group to get back into the real world.
 

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Until there is more change in the system & more of a move from exclusively focusing on label & drug - it is like it is.

People seem to think i am - But i'm not anti a more comprehensive psychiatry & wise use of medications. You have been very unwell at certain times Anouska, & the medications do seem to help you, i think it's the trade off that you may feel more sedated. You have a pattern of messing around with it all. i do understand the need to find a balance & not be over medicated, but i think it is often simpler to just take the medical advice sometimes, in our own specific case. i increased the medication i take earlier in the year, as i needed to, & it did help a bit.

i refused an anti-depressant recently - so i have done the same. i was discharged from services over 2 years ago - i don't particularly want contact with them, & feel there is very little they can offer me of what i want anyway. Do you need their services at the moment? There is a lot of other community resources that can be accessed.
 
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Thanks CPU.

I just feel stuck in a rut right now. As you know I've been unwell for years and this is the first time I've felt well (or as well as can be for years). I just need some sort of group to attend where I can interact with others because it's driving me crazy being stuck indoors all day.
To be honest, I don't even know if I'm well enough to join a hobby course at my local adult college, because I'd like to be able to feel in a safe place to start with. Some sort of stepping stone group, do you know what I mean? Do they even exist?
 
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Have you ever looked into doing any volunteering at a place that has people with MH issues as volunteers?
When I was getting better I volunteered at a community garden one morning a week. Most of the other volunteers there are people with MH issues / learning difficulties / getting over addictions, that kind of thing. It was a 'safe' place for me because I knew the staff were used to dealing with people with MH issues, and it would be a safe place to get used to socialising again and being with people.
 

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Thanks CPU.

I just feel stuck in a rut right now. As you know I've been unwell for years and this is the first time I've felt well (or as well as can be for years). I just need some sort of group to attend where I can interact with others because it's driving me crazy being stuck indoors all day.
To be honest, I don't even know if I'm well enough to join a hobby course at my local adult college, because I'd like to be able to feel in a safe place to start with. Some sort of stepping stone group, do you know what I mean? Do they even exist?
As far as i know some of your circumstances - & it is just my personal opinion - i would take what is being prescribed & work with your medical team/doctor.

It is hard with things - But there are things you can do, stuff to get involved with & opportunities out there. i've taken many different opportunities, especially over the past 13 years - it doesn't have to be any major challenges, & it doesn't have to be connected with mental health services; who are usually crap with what they generally offer anyway.

What about doing & basic photography course, & getting back into that again? Or a healing/mediation circle, or walking group - there is loads out there.

i attended a group through meet up recently - Find your people - Meetup

it's worth having a look on there.
 
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As far as i know some of your circumstances - & it is just my personal opinion - i would take what is being prescribed & work with your medical team/doctor.

I really feel that I'm unable to take the full medication that they want me to take. I honestly feel so zombified, I don't feel alive. I now feel alive and I'm able to function, however I do feel fear in moving on (as in starting a course or something) because I've isolated for such a long time now.


What about doing & basic photography course, & getting back into that again? Or a healing/mediation circle, or walking group - there is loads out there.

i attended a group through meet up recently - Find your people - Meetup

it's worth having a look on there.
Thanks for the link CPU, I'll check that out.

I've just been looking into a Drawing and Painting Art Course at my local college. Seems promising.

Thanks for your replies and I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply back. I actually had a busy day yesterday!
 
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They say because I'm not complying with my medication I'm not entitled to join any support groups..... sometimes other peeps can know you better than yourself. I haven't wanted to take my medication but i was told today that it provides a 'stop gap' and time for me to breathe a little

For years I've been battling this alone.... i don't feel you have at all

and for years I've felt over-medicated (by 'so' much I wasn't able to function) and so I've had to try and find a balance myself to be able to live a life or 'Stay Awake!' even..... me too, i find my emotional energy very overwhelming. The said to me today to find a physical outlet for the excess energy

My Social Worker thinks I'm doing wrong.... sometimes they can be quite harsh and take a linear standpoint which doesn't feel helpful

Maybe they're right?.... i believe you're both right

how on earth can I have a life on full medication, when I'm like a zombie?.... it really is about balance

I really am alone now. :grouphug: ♥♥♥

Ultimately you'll know what is best for you.
 
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Anouska sorry your struggling Chicken, I know what you mean about the Zombie Meds, its too much some days, I take all myn at night I know its not the rights way but I can have a life in the day. :hug1:

you hang in their xx
 
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Anouska sorry your struggling Chicken, I know what you mean about the Zombie Meds, its too much some days, I take all myn at night I know its not the rights way but I can have a life in the day. :hug1:

you hang in their xx
Thanks.

I take mine when I'm supposed to, morning and night, I've just had to reduce them.
 
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I say this as soon as you mention coming off psychiatric drugs it just seems like EVERYONE AGAINST YOU because they are I admire what you've done.
think for yourself don't let them make you the zombie you don't want to be.
however saying that you cant join groups cause your not on meds that's plain WRONG.
 
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I've now increased my meds just slightly. Not because they won't support, because I feel it's currently the right thing to do.
I guess I'm not 100% better, far from it. I need to build a life first and I'm struggling with that. I suppose I'm mildly depressed and increasing the mood stabilizer should help. I just need a little helping hand to get back out there in the real world and signing up to a hobby Art Course may help this rather than going to one of their groups anyway. It's probably a good idea to distance myself from MH Services now anyway, it's about time I moved on now.
 
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Sounds positive :)
A fresh start for the coming year. Wishing you all the best :hug:
The art course sounds good, I'd like to do something like that.
Xx
 
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