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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    but it's depressing, to be clincally abnormal
    And this is the part that doctors rarely address, I think. I mean, they give you medication, "Take this and I'll see you in six weeks..." But the fall-out from having a chronic condition is almost never touched. It's a rare doctor that treats a patient as a whole person and not just a set of walking symptoms to be crossed out with some meds.

    It's good that the Abilify is working for you. Luck of the draw to find something that works well w/out debilitating side-effects...it's a keeper when it happens I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    And this is the part that doctors rarely address, I think. I mean, they give you medication, "Take this and I'll see you in six weeks..." But the fall-out from having a chronic condition is almost never touched. It's a rare doctor that treats a patient as a whole person and not just a set of walking symptoms to be crossed out with some meds.

    It's good that the Abilify is working for you. Luck of the draw to find something that works well w/out debilitating side-effects...it's a keeper when it happens I think.
    They give you a diagnosis and expect you to be ok with it, and send you on your way with some pills. And in therapy you address some underlying issues, reality checking skills, and ADLs and social skills but never how the fact you have a diagonosis effect yous in anyway
    In no likes experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    but it's depressing, to be clincally abnormal
    Everyone's got their shit, though. Just some may be more overt and able to be labelled/compartmentalized moreso than others. Not to mention, there are tons of quasi-functional people out there who have all kinds of addictions, psych issues, or diseases they never seek treatment for.

    I realize I'm not like, telling you anything you don't already know.. & I'm not trying to diminish how much it hurts to hear or just acknowledge every day- that you will have more trouble simply doing everyday things people take for granted. Senz is right, though. Good to try to work with what you got even if it sucks.

    I have some chronic issues- the most directly debilitating have been more related to my physical health- and even that realm of medicine is a bit of a trial & error process for diagnosis & treatment. Knowing you may have to grapple with a problem for the rest of your life can weigh you down before you even give yourself a chance to start, if you let it. It gets difficult to hang on to hope for better things, but I mean.. medicine (including psych) has come such a long way, & it seems to be advancing exponentially over the years, so I think our generation's got some good chances of perhaps finding better and better treatments for this crap, as time goes on. I try to remind myself of little factors like that when things feel endlessly terrible/burdensome, or when I feel generally defective.

    Having friends who give a damn, and pull me out of my head is a big help, too, though it can be difficult to ask for that kind of emotional support, directly. I don't always recognize when I've slid into that hopeless tunnel vision; it can impair my judgement. Trusted friends can provide clarity when it's hard to provide it for yourself, simply by giving feedback about anything on your mind. There are people here who do care a lot about you, & would always be willing to talk with you. Or not talk, if you preferred that, as well.


    And clinical diagnoses- whatever they may be- physical ailments, psychiatric issues.. they're not who you are. Not by a long shot. I know this sounds like canned motivational-poster BS, but there's truth in it. And that said.. you're awesome. Having clinical abnormalities doesn't make you any less so, either. I sometimes remind myself just with one phrase, corny as it might sound: I am more than this.
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    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

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    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Everyone's got their shit, though. Just some may be more overt and able to be labelled/compartmentalized moreso than others. Not to mention, there are tons of quasi-functional people out there who have all kinds of addictions, psych issues, or diseases they never seek treatment for.

    I realize I'm not like, telling you anything you don't already know.. & I'm not trying to diminish how much it hurts to hear or just acknowledge every day- that you will have more trouble simply doing everyday things people take for granted. Senz is right, though. Good to try to work with what you got even if it sucks.

    I have some chronic issues- the most directly debilitating have been more related to my physical health- and even that realm of medicine is a bit of a trial & error process for diagnosis & treatment. Knowing you may have to grapple with a problem for the rest of your life can weigh you down before you even give yourself a chance to start, if you let it. It gets difficult to hang on to hope for better things, but I mean.. medicine (including psych) has come such a long way, & it seems to be advancing exponentially over the years, so I think our generation's got some good chances of perhaps finding better and better treatments for this crap, as time goes on. I try to remind myself of little factors like that when things feel endlessly terrible/burdensome, or when I feel generally defective.

    Having friends who give a damn, and pull me out of my head is a big help, too, though it can be difficult to ask for that kind of emotional support, directly. I don't always recognize when I've slid into that hopeless tunnel vision; it can impair my judgement. Trusted friends can provide clarity when it's hard to provide it for yourself, simply by giving feedback about anything on your mind. There are people here who do care a lot about you, & would always be willing to talk with you. Or not talk, if you preferred that, as well.


    And clinical diagnoses- whatever they may be- physical ailments, psychiatric issues.. they're not who you are. Not by a long shot. I know this sounds like canned motivational-poster BS, but there's truth in it. And that said.. you're awesome. Having clinical abnormalities doesn't make you any less so, either. I sometimes remind myself just with one phrase, corny as it might sound: I am more than this.
    This makes me feel better a little, but when i try to prove it wrong and i still can't land a job because i don't understand how to present myself properly [something that's second nature to most people] or when i have breakthrough symptoms because a change is approaching it scares me that I'm doing all this work, sure I back slide every now and than and have to pick up the pieces but I know i can be part of society some day and be able to live without anyone and people not worry if i'm alright.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    This makes me feel better a little, but when i try to prove it wrong and i still can't land a job because i don't understand how to present myself properly [something that's second nature to most people] or when i have breakthrough symptoms because a change is approaching it scares me that I'm doing all this work, sure I back slide every now and than and have to pick up the pieces but I know i can be part of society some day and be able to live without anyone and people not worry if i'm alright.

    Yeah, those setbacks are kind of excruciating. Tiring. Having people around to remind me it WILL get better helps more than I'd like to admit.
    And yeah, you'll definitely be able to live on your own someday. Seemed like you did so well in Chicago with your roommate for a good long time. With proper treatments, and picking up new skillsets along the way, you'll be down that road again, no doubt.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
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    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Yeah, those setbacks are kind of excruciating. Tiring. Having people around to remind me it WILL get better helps more than I'd like to admit.
    And yeah, you'll definitely be able to live on your own someday. Seemed like you did so well in Chicago with your roommate for a good long time. With proper treatments, and picking up new skillsets along the way, you'll be down that road again, no doubt.
    my room mate was also a care taker, and helped me a lot in that sense. not as much as my mom would but she made sure i was alright. and alerted someone when i wasn't. I found out after i was sent to the psych ward months before she called my mom and told my mom that something wasn't right with me. she knew before anyone else knew. it's crazy
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    my room mate was also a care taker, and helped me a lot in that sense. not as much as my mom would but she made sure i was alright. and alerted someone when i wasn't. I found out after i was sent to the psych ward months before she called my mom and told my mom that something wasn't right with me. she knew before anyone else knew. it's crazy

    I think having a non-family roommate like that would probably be good once you do get out on your own. Good for company, and yeah, can check on you without smothering or making you feel like you're their dependent. Even people without issues like to check & make sure their roommates aren't a rotting corpse in their rooms every so often.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    but it's depressing, to be clincally abnormal
    I think most everyone has problems of some sort whether it is "clinically abnormal" or not. Many have rather serious problems. You are an interesting and genuine person and at least your issues can be addressed and regulated with medication. I personally think life is more interesting with obstacles that keeps a person from being too "normal". I'm not terribly normal because I face my own issues which are helped with medication as well.
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    I want to be just like my mother, even if she is bat-shit crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    I think having a non-family roommate like that would probably be good once you do get out on your own. Good for company, and yeah, can check on you without smothering or making you feel like you're their dependent. Even people without issues like to check & make sure their roommates aren't a rotting corpse in their rooms every so often.
    I prefer not being a rotting corpse, personally
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I prefer not being a rotting corpse, personally
    Likewise.

    I'll be ok with it after the zombies come, though. I'd prefer that than them getting to just maul/consume me entirely.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

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