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pure apathy?

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Sm0ke

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hello all,

just wondering if anyone else on long term meds has become apathetic?

for me its to the point where i don't even notice it but many around me have said how much of an even plane I've been on. should i consult my doctor? its not damaging my life and i much prefer having no highs or lows to the alternative but i don't feel im getting much enjoyment out of things either :/

"pure middle of the road but functioning" is the best way i can put it!
 
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Apotheosis

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Yea - me too - it's very common with psychiatric drugs.
 
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yep, I suffered being stuck in the boring grey middle for over 10 years on and off. have now been med free for 9 years and have reverted to being up and down but life feels real. I still feel like shit a lot but I honestly think I'm better off without med. every now and then I long for the relief of being 'blah' but then what's the difference between that and just being a drug addict (which i once was), it just cant be good for me to want that oblivion or to give in to it.....
 
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Robbert

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Can't say I feel middle of the road. I don't feel apathetic. I care about an enormous amount.

But that's because I'm on a relatively low dose of anti-psychotic.

When I was heavily doped up on drugs like Quetiapine and Olanzapine, I felt completely apathetic. I was not only on the wrong drugs, but I was being heavily over-medicated. Which I think is very common.

Unfortunately I think the choice is be over-medicated and apathetic. Or not overly medicated and still be experiencing symptoms.

As difficult as it all is, I'm going to choose the latter.

I can't live my life in an apathetic haze. I'd rather have 'low level' (although they certainly haven't felt 'low level' over the last week) experiences than be numb.
 
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Sm0ke

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so from the comments it boils down to extreme emotions or no emotions :/ nice too know im no the only one which for some reason with mental illness always seems important to me, i would have been lost if i hadnt met people with similar problems ect in hospital whom i could relate to.

the problem is my family have stated numerous times that this is the most stable ive been in years so im inclined to keep everyone else happy at the mintue. I might keep this up for a period of time as i honestly dont mind/care right now, tough i do miss being happy and feeling strongly connected to people
 
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