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    Quote Originally Posted by senza tema View Post
    Yeah, prpl, I don't think you should shirk your symptoms. It's not normal to hear voices, especially threatening voices, or to have hallucinations like you've been describing in your blog. Keep taking your meds, they're not placebos and it's good that they're not giving you serious side effects.
    but it's depressing, to be clincally abnormal
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    According to the infalliable Wikipedia it is common for sufferers of psychosis to have impaired insight e.g. not realising that what they are seeing and hearing would not be true and ignore them as a result. Thus I would say you should take your meds, remember back to a time when hearing voices and seeing things did not occur and from that determine whether it works or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    but it's depressing, to be clincally abnormal
    Yeah, it sucks balls. But you're really not going to do yourself any favors by ignoring it.

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    I'm neurotypical so I obviously can't speak from personal experience with psych meds, but I know from experience with other meds, and from talking to friends with depression and ADHD, that it's totally typical to start underestimating the importance of the meds after having your symptoms stabilize.

    Closest I can come to a personal, relevant example is the number of times that I've gone off my allergy meds, thinking it would be fine, and then been absolutely miserable all day from grass and trees and cats and dogs and horses and all the other shit I'm allergic to. And my first thought was "Holy shit, I forgot that this was normal before the meds." I don't know why this happens, but there's a disconnect.*

    So I guess what needs to happen is that you always need to remember what it's like without the meds, to remind yourself that it isn't a placebo, and to keep yourself from having an episode.

    (Also: Listen to @Lexicon and @senza tema!!!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Standuble View Post
    According to the infalliable Wikipedia it is common for sufferers of psychosis to have impaired insight e.g. not realising that what they are seeing and hearing would not be true and ignore them as a result. Thus I would say you should take your meds, remember back to a time when hearing voices and seeing things did not occur and from that determine whether it works or not.

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    I use to have more insight, and when i'm on meds i have the sneaking suspicious they might not be real. But off them I have no insight and believe 100% the hallucinations are real.
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    Yeah, it sucks balls. But you're really not going to do yourself any favors by ignoring it.
    sucking balls is no fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    I'm neurotypical so I obviously can't speak from personal experience with psych meds, but I know from experience with other meds, and from talking to friends with depression and ADHD, that it's totally typical to start underestimating the importance of the meds after having your symptoms stabilize.

    Closest I can come to a personal, relevant example is the number of times that I've gone off my allergy meds, thinking it would be fine, and then been absolutely miserable all day from grass and trees and cats and dogs and horses and all the other shit I'm allergic to. And my first thought was "Holy shit, I forgot that this was normal before the meds." I don't know why this happens, but there's a disconnect.*

    So I guess what needs to happen is that you always need to remember what it's like without the meds, to remind yourself that it isn't a placebo, and to keep yourself from having an episode.

    (Also: Listen to @Lexicon and @senza tema!!!)


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    if you were allergic to humans, you'd be a hermit

    but yes, the funny thing is the first few weeks i get stabelized i'm like yes yes I need these, but when I'm off them my mind is so irrational that it doesn't realize that something helped in the past or even that what i'm experiencing is abnormal. So it usually takes someone forcing me to take them until i'm stabelized and i guess to stay on them i need to remember how scary the paranoia and delusions are and that it's not normal to hear things that no one else hears. and that thoughts shouldn't broadcast themselves to an empty room, cuz who's there too listen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    sucking balls is no fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    if you were allergic to humans, you'd be a hermit

    but yes, the funny thing is the first few weeks i get stabelized i'm like yes yes I need these, but when I'm off them my mind is so irrational that it doesn't realize that something helped in the past or even that what i'm experiencing is abnormal. So it usually takes someone forcing me to take them until i'm stabelized and i guess to stay on them i need to remember how scary the paranoia and delusions are and that it's not normal to hear things that no one else hears. and that thoughts shouldn't broadcast themselves to an empty room, cuz who's there too listen?
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    I should also remember that when I go off them each time the episodes become worse and more frequent and scarier.

    I felt like for 3 weeks i had a moth stuck in my ear and thought it might be infected, but than when i went back on meds it went away. Like shit like that shows how real hallucinations can seem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I should also remember that when I go off them each time the episodes become worse and more frequent and scarier.

    I felt like for 3 weeks i had a moth stuck in my ear and thought it might be infected, but than when i went back on meds it went away. Like shit like that shows how real hallucinations can seem.

    Yeah, and shocking your system stopping/restarting/stopping/restarting can't be good on your body in terms of side effects and adjusting. Fuck that. Just stay on em<3
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