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Overcoming Barriers To Living One’s Life When Highly Medicated And Sleeping 12-14 Hours A Day

I don’t know where to begin, or how to make this all-encompassing, but here’s what I feel…

There is no precise way to overcome a lot of what I experience. Most of what I go through!

It will always be there with me.

In varying forms, I will always struggle!

But, how do you go about living? I mean, truly living your life?

Well, for some, they’ve found a way to both work with severe mental illness and manage their illness (usually with minimal medications).

I am far removed from this (as I need maximum doses of my medications).

I suspect people who are working with severe mental illness are struggling in various ways too! Perhaps similarly (or differently) than those who cannot work!

So then, what can be done to overcome barriers to living one’s life?

I am not speaking of specific barriers, although there are plenty.

I am talking mainly about how to function in spite of what is happening to me!

For me, I am often involved in conversation and my symptoms are as well!

And, what makes this particularly difficult, is that I cannot focus as well, around others, when my symptoms are bothering me.

What then, am I to do?

I just press on!

That said, I am not sure I am overcoming anything, except maybe how to carry on in spite of what I am feeling.

And, even then, it is inhumane to live such a dismal life!

I feel as though it will always be this way. And, I am tremendously saddened by that!

That’s why I am desperate to solve the problem of living my life, on some level, before I pass.

And, I am all but convinced that it can’t be done! Not by me… 😦

Have you employed any level of resolve, regarding “living” your life? Can it be done? How can it be done? What are some of your successes?

12 thoughts on “Overcoming Barriers To Living One’s Life When Highly Medicated And Sleeping 12-14 Hours A Day Leave a comment

  1. I know the feeling. Up until I got my job I have now, I was always depressed and overwhelmed. It was so much easier to stay in bed all day, and feel passionless. I don’t know entirely why, but since getting my job a few years ago I’ve been much more motivated to live. Maybe having a job that pays well and doesn’t make you deal with customers is key to a happier life.

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  2. It sounds like you’re on a group of meds that give you a lot of side effects without actually working all that well for your symptoms. Being on high doses of meds doesn’t automatically have to mean dealing with lots of side effects.

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