Patients Behavioural disorders / Mental illness
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 6/21/19 4:17 AM
i had a difficult day today, really this whole month has been tough on me. i stopped taking my medicine for a couple days and it really affected me. i don't know why i stopped taking my medicine but well it happened/ anyways i started to feel "better" once i got back on my medicine but today just had a hard day. how do others deal with hard days when you're feeling low?
Beginning of the discussion - 7/11/19How do you deal with hard days when you are feeling down? https://www.carenity.us/forum/behavioural-disorders-mental-illness/living-with-behavioural-disorders-mental-illne/how-do-you-deal-with-hard-days-when-you-are-feeling-down-1101
Posted on 7/11/19 2:56 AM
Hi twomes... I went through times like that where I was fed up with being on medication, but when I stopped abruptly, shortly after my mood swings and symptoms from schizophrenia began to be much more prominent. Ever since then, after discussing my concerns with my doctor, I realized that for some - like me with diagnosed schizophrenia - require medication to control their symptoms, but that for certain symptoms management can be don without medication... like some of where my anxeity stemmed from.
I would recommend speaking to the doctor about any concerns you have with treating your condition with medications purely and see if there are any other forms of treatment they recommend. Somethings that have helped me with my anxiety and social issues is removing stress, yoga/meditation, playing video games, and dedicating myself to something (work or school).
Posted on 7/16/19 6:19 AM
Sometimes I feel like I don't need medication for my depression. I didn't take it for two days. And it was not good. I just wanted to feel normal. Is it always going to be this way without medication? It scares me to know I will never be a normal person without medication.