I am currently dealing with my schizoaffective disorder by taking 33% less of my antipsychotic. My doctor and I are working together on this medication reduction, and I do feel a hint of more energy – 33% more – which … Continue Reading An Update On My Mental Health
What are the attitudes that bug you the most? I am particularly bothered by people, who, in general, ask what I do for a living? I get that that’s an icebreaker. Something else that bothers me is people in general. … Continue Reading Pervasive Attitudes About People With Mental Illness
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 … Continue Reading Overcoming Barriers To Living One’s Life When Highly Medicated And Sleeping 12-14 Hours A Day
I cannot figure out why I am plagued with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder. I just can’t… except for that fever that I got when I was around the age of two. Or, maybe a few other possibilities! It’s that same fever that … Continue Reading Why Schizophrenia? Why Me? Why Not?
So, I have mentioned in various posts, that I am struggling with my medication regimen. In short, I can stay awake the longest on the medication I am on. I am on way too much of it though… I guess … Continue Reading The Medication Fiasco – Solved!
In this post, I’d like to talk a little bit about my experience with schizoaffective disorder, as someone who is diagnosed and living with it. If you have any amendments to suggest to this write-up, please make them in the … Continue Reading What Schizoaffective Disorder Is And What It Isn’t (A Collaborative Overview)
Schizoaffective disorder is my official diagnosis. A lot of times, my depression looks different, because I’ve become dependable and I don’t feel bad about myself (i.e. I don’t have poor self-esteem)! Not that everyone who’s depressed, has poor self-esteem btw… … Continue Reading When Your Depression Looks Different Than What It Used To
With my condition (plus all the meds I take)… I have found I do best with 9 hours of nightly sleep. I still take naps most days. And, it is difficult for me to get 9 hours, but I feel … Continue Reading I Have Been Experimenting With Getting More Continuous Nightly Sleep
I don’t do that well! The difference between now and at any point in my life before I was diagnosed, is significant! I just want to be able to be more consistent in my day to day life! I have … Continue Reading I Think A Lot About How I Function
I am tired. I have been fighting schizoaffective disorder symptoms for 20 years. And, I feel like it never ends! I try very hard. I make the effort. And, while I haven’t always been where I am at today, where … Continue Reading Mental Illness And Trauma
I have issues in all of the above areas, but I am not a victim! Yes, issues suck! And, they suck BIG time… But, I am trying to defeat the demons that come along with each of mine! There is … Continue Reading How Not To Be A Victim Of Mental Illness, Addiction, And/Or Trauma
I think the above is true! At least it was for me. In order for you to get the help you need and begin to feel a little bit better (if that’s going to happen), you need to at least … Continue Reading No One Can Help You Until You Agree To Be Helped
There is a real problem in mental health, when we are judged by how well we present ourselves “publicly.” There is an agenda, that those who “recover,” get the spotlight, over those who, in simple terms, have not recovered. Therefore, … Continue Reading Do You “Fake” Being Well?
I will start off by saying, that my memory isn’t so good. Especially regarding current events. I am at a place where I just feel numb with my symptoms overall. I am in my mid-40’s, and I can’t imagine the … Continue Reading An Awareness Of My Symptoms
Yes, I am talking about the ‘R’ word or “recovery.” What exactly does it mean? Well, time has taught me, that… 1) Recovery means different things to different people. 2) Recovery is a loaded term! 3) Recovery should not be … Continue Reading A Word That Gets Thrown Around A Lot, And Means A Lot, To A Lot Of People
No, this is not “Attitude” by Charles Swindoll (for those of you who know the reference). Rather, the following is a rant of sorts. Severe Mental Illness sucks. It just freaking sucks! I cannot imagine my life without the gargantic … Continue Reading The Longer I Live, The More I Realize…