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  1. hey Oliver, I hope you can begin to embrace "everyone else's reality." I know it might not feel like it right now, but I consider you quite fortunate that meds helped your psychotic symptoms disappear. I have been on a million different antipsychotics and none of them stopped my voices. ..which kinda brings me to my next question. does hearing voices damage the brain in any way? I've read somewhere that psychotic episodes have a negative impact on the brain but what exactly constitutes a psychotic episode? a psychotic break from reality or just hearing voices?
  2. my mom literally said to me today, "you should start taking tumeric and lemon in water. read up on it, it's just like prozac!" i sarcastically replied, "yeah i'll just stop taking my meds and drink tumeric water." she said, "well not right away, you should see how it works first." REALLY ?? like i guess those NAMI classes she took and loves to wave around in my face whenever she talks about how much she knows about my illness really taught her something .... sorry. just hilariously frustrating.
  3. think this might've served better as a blog post. anyway, nothing to see here
  4. @melissaw72 just updated my sig. i stopped taking promethazine abt a month ago because it was giving me intrusive thoughts before bed. anyway, the headaches have actually subsided over the past three days. so that was good. idk why they were so consistent for two weeks, but i'm glad they're gone.
  5. has anyone had headaches from Prozac? I have had a headache every day for the last two weeks. I've been on Prozac abt two months now and it's the only change I've had in my med regiment. I really really hope something can be done if these headaches are from Prozac because this med has been doing wonders for me otherwise!! my mood is stable and great most of the time. I wonder if this side effect might go away with time? anyone else experience this?
  6. i was originally diagnosed w major depression but as my disorder began to 'evolve' into voices, paranoia, and delusions, i was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. i then had a major episode of mania coupled with psychotic symptoms which eventually led to my diagnosis of SZA
  7. hey iiawal, sorry you're going through all of this. I had delusions where I was being spied on all of the time. I thought there were cameras in my light bulbs, that every sentence I wrote on the computer was being recorded and reported to my parents. after being put on antipsychotics, these delusions stopped. I would hate for them to ever come back because it is extremely anxiety inducing. hope you can find some relief soon. I can't imagine going through years of that.
  8. ah I see. that makes sense melli. I definitely understand being up later which leads to more time inside your head. did you get a med adjustment? asking bc you said it could take up to six weeks for you to improve I hope you improve sooner rather than later! for me, lately anyway, I have been just hanging out in my room and listening to music. I get some sort of beverage to drink like tea, coffee or a carbonated water and just let the music take me out of my head. I also like to read and play guitar. and smoke cigarettes lol. I smoke sooo many cigarettes. ideally i would be making paintings but my recent med adjustment has been making that difficult for me. i think I actually look forward to the weekend because my brother is off work and it gives us a chance to hang out occasionally. but other than that, the weekend is usually pretty much the same as the weekdays. music, guitar, reading, smoking, oh, also meditation! if it's something you are able to do, it is literally the best thing to get you out of your head. anyway, I really hope things start to look up for you melli.
  9. btw yeah I understand how things would be closed on holidays. but the things I can think of like restaurants, libraries, museums, coffee shops, grocery stores, thrift stores, malls etc etc are open during the weekend when it's not a holiday
  10. what kind of things? like doc offices? or school maybe? sorry I hope I'm not being annoying. I don't really go out too much during the week or weekend. what do you like to do during the week Melli?
  11. do yinz work during the week? I don't usually find weekends any different than weekdays but I also don't work. however totally feel all that's been said about holidays. I can't stand being around a large group of people for an extended time. gets my anxiety and voices going and then I just have to leave.
  12. thanks melli! I slept for abt nine hours last night and my voices aren't nearly as bad today
  13. anyone here get tattooed regularly? I got a cpl new ones yesterday. however I had been hearing incessant voices before my appt. while I was getting tattooed I heard voices the entire time. that, coupled w physical pain, was a terrible experience. I've never heard voices like that while getting tattooed before. might've been bc I barely got sleep the night before and that just made my voices worse. anyway uploaded a pic of the tattoos I got done bc I am still really stoked on them lol.
  14. woke up christmas morning to news that my guitar teacher i've known since i was 13 years old suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. my mood has been excessively dark ever since. really hope i feel better soon.
  15. yeeeesh that sounds super frustrating Melissa. your mom can't reschedule a dentist appointment for this?