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I am currently taking antidepressants and I am worried because of the testimonies of people here in this link below. Scroll down and you will find them. Some people are fine even after taking them for many years. But some have their lives destroyed. In particular, I am worried about all my motivation and everything about me being wiped out from these medications.
i have schizoaffective disorder and i rarely hallucinate but i have in previous psychotic episodes. I believe my thoughts control everything around me. And that everything around me is controlling me.. i also believe my ex boyfriend can read my mind and that some other people can too at certain times. I can barely process anything i can hear a sentence and in my mind its just like ...blank. I have extreme paranoia about the police and government being after me, no antpsychotics are helping me. ive been on geodon, risperdal, abilify, latuda, loxapine, rexulti, seroquel and saphris (in the course of 2 years). right now im on vraylar. I was on some for just a short period of time because of side effects and what not. some of them i tried for months but my thinking still feels all messed up. i think im cursed and a demon is my head is haunting me. he makes bad things happen to me but maybe he is showing me the world.
I'm stuck here in this place, my brain just won't shut down. It's like little firecrackers going off all over my brain. When I lay down and close my eyes it's like I see light that just forces me to open the lids and start working on my next project. I haven't been this way in a long while. Could my meds possibly be off? Med list is in my about me. Any opinions would be great. Thanks.
I hope this is the right section...sorry...I never make posts lol.
So I applied for McDonalds a few hours ago and got a call like 30 minutes ago about an interview. I was panicking so hard my chest hurt and I couldn't think straight. I fucked up by agreeing to one for tomorrow instead of trying to haggle for tuesday. I was freaking out so I just agreed with what ever. I have no way to get there besides my Mom or brother driving me. So unforuntately I have to settle for my brother...and I really don't want him to drive me....Agh. I'm scared to walk in and tell someone I have an interview. I know it's just mcdonalds but I've never had a job due to my mental issues.
So what I'm basically asking for is any tips or maybe experiences from people here who have been interviewed there. I know it's a fast paced evironment with a lot of small tasks to do and frankly I think I'd be terrible at it but I was desperate.
I used to be Ativan for my spikes in anxiety, paranoid actions/thoughts, and well generally to calm whatever was going on during an episode. It worked like a charm. Now my doctor has pulled his willingness to prescribe it to me again. I am also a recovering drug addict, so I understand why he has done this. However, now I have no means, except my coping toolbox, to combat the acute symptoms that drive me to unhealthy behaviors. My other meds include: Abilify and Prazosin.
So, my question is this; Is there another med that others are taking for Schizoaffective that works like Ativan that I can request information from my doc?