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Re: What would you do if you remitted?

Posted by mellow on March 29, 2012, at 15:06:16

In reply to What would you do if you remitted?, posted by LostBoyinNCReturns on March 29, 2012, at 7:52:51

I'm probably close to remission right now.

I don't think you can just wake up one day and be better. I think it is something you work at and comes very gradually. For instance I have a friend with nearly identical features to mine. We're both alcoholics, both have had psychotic episodes and have had some form of schizo diagnosis, both of us struggled with gaining weight from taking antipsychotics. But my friend has stayed down in dumps for years while I have achieved what many on Babble would probably call a full remission. Quit drinking, lost weight, became employed, haven't been hospitalized in several years, etc. I've only had residual symptoms for the last few months. It took a lot of trust in my treatment team.

I certainly wouldn't file a lawsuit against any of my health care practitioners. Even the bad ones that prescribed the wrong drugs helped me towards recovery in a sense. They helped me figure out what drugs work through a process of elimination. (even if it was painful) Some of the good docs prescribed the wrong drugs too! I think a total remission to me would be not taking meds and I doubt if that will ever happen. The main issue I work through in therapy is how I am not at peace with the handful of pills I take at night and that someday I will not have to visit the mental health clinic. I go back and forth between the extremes.

As for how I feel today I just thank my lucky stars and forget the past. The stars must have aligned just perfect to save me from myself. I was in bad shape for many years.


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