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Elizabeth1

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Hi, I have just joined and am looking forward to interacting with others with similar problems.
 
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Hi Elizabeth

Welcome to the forum. You will find lots of friendly people here who will be happy to discuss things with you and provide help and support.

Have a look around, and when you feel comfortable start posting. Feel,free to ask any questions.

Hope you enjoy the forum and find it useful.

Best wishes, Sarah. :flower2:
 
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Hello and :welcome:

It's a really good support system here - I know it's helped me!
 
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Elizabeth1

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thanks for your welcome. still not sure how to use site. I am retired now at 63, but suffered a great deal of stress a few years ago which led to diagnosis of schitophrenia. I am on medication now and feel ok, just lonely.

Not sure how to use thid site yet, hopefully I will work it out soon.
 
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Welcome to the forum, Elizabeth.
If you click on this link, it will take you to a post by a member of staff that may be helpful for you in terms of understanding how to use this forum better.
Please don't be too put off because I know this forum is quite busy, but once you get to know the place, it's a very helpful forum to be a part of. :)
 
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:welcome: to the forum, elizabeth1 :)
 
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I'm new here aswell and I love the place already , everyone is really friendly! :) welcome Elizabeth
 
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Hi,

I would like to welcome Elizabeth1, and Gredge 23, welcome to the forum, some of us are often around, so if you feel you might need a bit of advice, or some support, I'll certainly will be here every so often.





Natalie.
 
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Elizabeth1

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Hi I have had depression for many years. I am now retired at 63 but suffered stress a couple of years ago and developed schizophrenia. I am on medication and feel ok now and thinking of reducing medication. Not sure what to expect from this site, but sharing experiences will be a plus I think.
 
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natalie

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HI,

Your Welcome,


I have been in the same boat, trhough trauma, and or stress, developed sczhophrenia side of things, anxious parnaoia and even heairng voices. For me, even to be on reduced doseage such as 20ml, is now not even a posiitve dose anymore, and prefer 25ml. I would consider very carefully and in fact, I would seek a mental health expert medical assistance in this matter, if you are under a Community Mental Health Team, which I am not about to suggest that I would ask, they would be the best ones to advise you; or see your GP. You can probably get a GP referral for CMHT doctors, and if necessary CPNs, care plan nurse. I feel, that you ought to be cautious about reducing the doseage, even if you have felt stablised for a very long time, the dose is working, and that's what it's supposed to do.



Natalie.
 
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