Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1067164

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Acceptance and grief

Posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 19:39:11

Has anyone here experienced grief concerning mental illness? If so, how did you cope, and did you move through this?

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by vbs on June 21, 2014, at 20:33:34

In reply to Acceptance and grief, posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 19:39:11

Grief & self-acceptance concerning your own mental illness?

 

Re: Acceptance and grief

Posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 21:56:44

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett, posted by vbs on June 21, 2014, at 20:33:34

Yes.

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by Phillipa on June 21, 2014, at 22:43:44

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief, posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 21:56:44

When I feel good I don't even think of it. I don't consider it mentally ill just not feeling well. Can differ for all though. But will never accept taking meds for it. Phillipa

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by vbs on June 21, 2014, at 22:50:15

In reply to Acceptance and grief, posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 19:39:11

Beckett,

I have schizoaffective disorder. I experience positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia; I hear voices, feel apathetic and somewhat depressed. Medication has helped me manage the symptoms. I take multiple psychotropic drugs. I don't necessarily feel good about taking drugs to alter my brain chemistry. I don't like hearing voices. I fear that other people will judge me. They might think, "He's just crazy." Maybe my friends and family will avoid me or limit contact.

Fears and distress are usually self-limiting. I feel better about myself when I'm well. Making an effort to maintain relationships makes a difference to my overall self-image.

So, taking medication and building / maintaining relationships help me cope. I know that psychotic symptoms are fleeting which also help me cope; it's all temporary.

Anyway, I hope others will chime in.

Take care.

--vbs

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by phidippus on June 22, 2014, at 15:17:14

In reply to Acceptance and grief, posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 19:39:11

I have. I continue to do so. The only thing that gets me past it is the knowledge I have overcome it thus far.

Eric

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by gadchik on June 23, 2014, at 10:52:24

In reply to Acceptance and grief, posted by Beckett on June 21, 2014, at 19:39:11

I had to go thru counselling. I did talk therapy and cbt. Only, it wasnt long enough, too expensive. I could use some more. It helps to talk things out with a therapist. Also, hiking alone and thinking alot, sometimes gets u clear headed. I mostly have alot of trouble accepting that I let my mental health decline into psychosis. That I did nothing but slide down into it. It's tough, I know. : (

 

Re: Acceptance and grief vbs

Posted by Beckett on June 25, 2014, at 22:16:04

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett, posted by vbs on June 21, 2014, at 22:50:15

> Beckett,
>
> I have schizoaffective disorder. I experience positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia; I hear voices, feel apathetic and somewhat depressed. Medication has helped me manage the symptoms. I take multiple psychotropic drugs. I don't necessarily feel good about taking drugs to alter my brain chemistry. I don't like hearing voices. I fear that other people will judge me. They might think, "He's just crazy." Maybe my friends and family will avoid me or limit contact.
>
> Fears and distress are usually self-limiting. I feel better about myself when I'm well. Making an effort to maintain relationships makes a difference to my overall self-image.
>
> So, taking medication and building / maintaining relationships help me cope. I know that psychotic symptoms are fleeting which also help me cope; it's all temporary.
>
> Anyway, I hope others will chime in.
>
> Take care.
>
> --vbs
>
>

Hey, thanks for your response. I find maintaining and building new relationships difficult. You are right, though about that. I feel better when I am well, too, though with this BPII thing I get really down with protracted depression, and when I am down, the guilt and shame hit me. Plus, it was identified that I had panic disorder for maybe 30 years and had no idea that panic was what I was going through. It was a terrible secret, and I felt so different from others. I'm working on pulling out of that. My spouse says there are others with mood disorders, but I don't know any. Some friends who have experienced depression and have recovered. Or anxiety without depression. To have so much piled on top of me, and my kid turning ten is a landmark that caused me to reflect on what my life experience has been and what it 'should' be and how much was lost to depression. Forgive my ramble. I like your attitude :-)

 

Re: Acceptance and grief phidippus

Posted by Beckett on June 25, 2014, at 22:17:04

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett, posted by phidippus on June 22, 2014, at 15:17:14

Yes. Thank you and the best to you.

 

Re: Acceptance and grief gadchik

Posted by Beckett on June 25, 2014, at 22:22:46

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett, posted by gadchik on June 23, 2014, at 10:52:24

Maybe most depressions and other experiences begin with a sliide. I was thinking today about panic and how I slide into it without awareness until it has enveloped me. Interesting thing, panic. Mind altering. Have you experienced it? I have had psychotic depression twice (!), and I understand: never again!

When I work through this agoraphobia episode, I will hike again :-) Glad you can find a way.

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Phillipa

Posted by Beckett on June 25, 2014, at 22:24:26

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett, posted by Phillipa on June 21, 2014, at 22:43:44

> When I feel good I don't even think of it. I don't consider it mentally ill just not feeling well. Can differ for all though. But will never accept taking meds for it. Phillipa

Yeah, I hear you. I don't think anyone is super happy about taking meds.

 

Re: Acceptance and grief Beckett

Posted by Phillipa on June 25, 2014, at 22:56:01

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief Phillipa, posted by Beckett on June 25, 2014, at 22:24:26

And I must. Tomorrow I dread seeing the pdoc as he never says a thing just hummm. Phillipa

 

Panic Beckett

Posted by gadchik on June 26, 2014, at 12:28:22

In reply to Re: Acceptance and grief gadchik, posted by Beckett on June 25, 2014, at 22:22:46

Omg PANIC- that's one of my diagnosis- just panic. I hate it. With benzos on board, I don't have. I do think Zoloft alone may work, if I have to. I'm tapering off Valium at the moment- want to see how I do now, med free. I turned 50 this yr & just want to be free. I will also attempt to control panic, should it arrive, with Remeron/klonopin, as needed. Prefer no daily meds. Boy panic is the worst...


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