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Gridley
12 hours ago, Priscilla said:

I think I could manage much better if I knew that in say 3 years from now I'd be fine.

 

Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how long it will take.   It might be helpful for you to read some of the success stories (one the main forums) to give you some confidence that you will heal.  

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2 minutes ago, Gridley said:

 

Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict how long it will take.   It might be helpful for you to read some of the success stories (one the main forums) to give you some confidence that you will heal.  

 

Thank you, I sure hope to write my recovery story some day soon. 

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Update: Are my chances of healing the same even though I can't even describe what I'm going through? Thanks in advance for reading

 

 

Priscilla

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Gridley
10 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Are my chances of healing the same even though I can't even describe what I'm going through? Thanks in advance for reading

 

It makes no difference whatsoever whether or not you can describe what you're going through.  The healing goes on regardless.  I can't put into good words some of the things I'm going through.  It makes no difference.   

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3 minutes ago, Gridley said:

 

It makes no difference whatsoever whether or not you can describe what you're going through.  The healing goes on regardless.  I can't put into good words some of the things I'm going through.  It makes no difference.   

That's great news!

 

 

Priscilla

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Update: As always, as much pain as I tend to be in when I'm actually feeling good I like to document it to remind myself that healing is possible. Right now I woke up at 7:30 am and feel fine so far, I got up earlier for suhoor at 4:00am and felt fine then too. Lets just hope that this continues because yesterday was rough for me. 

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Update: Can people really heal in years or is that just told to calm people down who may otherwise be hopeless? Sorry for the ignorance in my question it's just that 6 months is a long time to be sick and after this long being sick becomes the norm for me. By the way, I'm feeling fine it's just that it's really hard for me to savor the ,moment when I know soon enough i'll be feeling bad again.

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Priscilla 

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Update: Earlier I did not know if i was feeling bad or good. Right now I'm going in and out of feeling good and bad. It's hell. I look forward to the day when I am well and can write my recovery story. 

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Gridley
5 hours ago, Priscilla said:

it's just that 6 months is a long time to be sick 

 

 Six months is not that long, unfortunately.  Yes, people really do heal.  But the process is going to take a lot longer than most of us want and it is going to be frustrating along the way.  The information is the following link can be upsetting but also contains a lot of hope. The first two essays deal with how long it takes but also give the assurance than healing is constantly going on.

 

 

How Long Is Withdrawal Going to Take? (this post - see below) 

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Update: My worst fear is that 2-3 years will pass and I still won't be well.

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Priscilla
1 minute ago, Gridley said:

 

 Six months is not that long, unfortunately.  Yes, people really do heal.  But the process is going to take a lot longer than most of us want and it is going to be frustrating along the way.  The information is the following link can be upsetting but also contains a lot of hope. The first two essays deal with how long it takes but also give the assurance than healing is constantly going on.

 

 

How Long Is Withdrawal Going to Take? (this post - see below) 

Thanks Gridley I really appreciate your feedback as of late. 

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Update: I went out today and am feeling much better. It's stuff like this that make me wonder if my symptoms are psychological. But then again I'm sure it isn't healthy to stay indoors all the time either. I just wish I could appreciate feeling well instead of dreading the moment when I start to feel bad again. 

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

Priscilla 

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Update: I woke up and so far am feeling fine. I hope this continues. Will update again soon. 

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2 hour later update: I woke up feeling good now I'm feeling so-so. In other words, I had a near 2 hour window now I'm in a wave. Is this normal? I thought waves and windows were more spaced apart like, for example, 1 week window, 1 week wave not 2 hours apart.

 

 

Priscilla 

 

 

PS. I think I'm doomed to feel bad forever...

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Gridley
7 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

2 hour later update: I woke up feeling good now I'm feeling so-so. In other words, I had a near 2 hour window now I'm in a wave. Is this normal? I thought waves and windows were more spaced apart like, for example, 1 week window, 1 week wave not 2 hours apart.

 

 

Priscilla 

 

 

PS. I think I'm doomed to feel bad forever...

 

Wave and windows throughout the day are totally normal.

 

You are not doomed to feel bad forever.  Look at how you felt  yesterday and some of today.  

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9 minutes ago, Gridley said:

 

Wave and windows throughout the day are totally normal.

 

You are not doomed to feel bad forever.  Look at how you felt  yesterday and some of today.  

Thanks, I sure hope you're right. 

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Update: Once again, I woke up feeling fine. Lets see how long this lasts. Will update soon. 

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Albin
On 3/23/2019 at 5:52 AM, Priscilla said:

Topic title:  Mucuna Puriens L-Dopa

 

any thoughts on mucuna puriens l-dopa aiding in antipsychotic withdrawal recovery?

 

I tried it. I got this crazy rush, like an amphetamine overdose, and it damaged me  severely and I haven't recovered, only gotten worse. So I don't recommend.

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manymoretodays
2 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Lets see how long this lasts.

 

Hi Priscilla,

I almost hate to sound like Polly Positive(just because so many are having difficulties), but why not say or shift your thinking to "Oh, this will probably be the start of a great window"?

 

I just know that sometimes my self prophecies ARE not helpful.

I often do gratitude lists, on paper and when feeling a bit overwhelmed.........even write down all the things I have managed to do in spite of it all.

It's helpful, and a big deal, to slowly change our thought patterns.

Just like it was, when I took all my medications/drugs........thinking that was the answer...........

I find it ironic sometimes......personally though, I think I can work my practices much better post medications/drugs.

 

Have you found any helps in the Symptoms and Self care forum?  Non-drug techniques for coping.

Just go to the first post in the link ^.  And you'll find a whole list of linked topics on various coping skills and information. 

 

Here's a CBT course,  that you can do online even. (it's from the UK, but I can access it)

 

It sounds like getting out and about for a bit really helped you too.

You sound good Priscilla.

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

 

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1 hour ago, manymoretodays said:

 

Hi Priscilla,

I almost hate to sound like Polly Positive(just because so many are having difficulties), but why not say or shift your thinking to "Oh, this will probably be the start of a great window"?

 

I just know that sometimes my self prophecies ARE not helpful.

I often do gratitude lists, on paper and when feeling a bit overwhelmed.........even write down all the things I have managed to do in spite of it all.

It's helpful, and a big deal, to slowly change our thought patterns.

Just like it was, when I took all my medications/drugs........thinking that was the answer...........

I find it ironic sometimes......personally though, I think I can work my practices much better post medications/drugs.

 

Have you found any helps in the Symptoms and Self care forum?  Non-drug techniques for coping.

Just go to the first post in the link ^.  And you'll find a whole list of linked topics on various coping skills and information. 

 

Here's a CBT course,  that you can do online even. (it's from the UK, but I can access it)

 

It sounds like getting out and about for a bit really helped you too.

You sound good Priscilla.

 

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

 

Hi Manymoretodays,

 

Thank you for your thoughtful response. I'll have a look at the non drug techniques for coping.

 

Cheers,

 

Priscilla 

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2 hours ago, Albin said:

I tried it. I got this crazy rush, like an amphetamine overdose, and it damaged me  severely and I haven't recovered, only gotten worse. So I don't recommend.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Update: I don't know how I'm feeling currently. I know that makes no sense and I'm probably the only person on the planet who experiences this. I hope I heal. I know it may take as much as 2 years (or more) but I hope it happens. I just don't understand how I'm sick from taking "medicine." So unfair!

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Update: Once again, I don't know if I'm feeling good or bad. Actually, I take that back, I'm feeling okay. I hope this continues...

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RichT
46 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Update: Once again, I don't know if I'm feeling good or bad. Actually, I take that back, I'm feeling okay. I hope this continues...

 

That’s great news Priscilla.

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3 minutes ago, RichT said:

 

That’s great news Priscilla.

Thanks. 

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Update: I think I may be slowly improving. Not 100% sure, but it's a possibility. I would not say that I'm 100% yet but maybe in time. On a side note, I'm going to get a check-up to see how everything else is going health-wise. I suspect I may have kidney disease, I hope not though. 

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Gridley
5 minutes ago, Priscilla said:

Update: I think I may be slowly improving. Not 100% sure, but it's a possibility. I would not say that I'm 100% yet but maybe in time. On a side note, I'm going to get a check-up to see how everything else is going health-wise. I suspect I may have kidney disease, I hope not though. 

That's great, Priscilla.

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Distraction post: James H. is not leading in jeopardy currently. Breaking news

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hayduke

Sounds like things are improving for you Priscilla, I see a lot of posts saying you're having good patches!

 

Maybe a bit like riding a bike down a dirt track back towards town - lots of bumps and dips in the road but if you keep your eyes looking way down the road instead of focussing on each bump and dip the ride kind of smooths out :-)

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9 hours ago, hayduke said:

Sounds like things are improving for you Priscilla, I see a lot of posts saying you're having good patches!

 

Maybe a bit like riding a bike down a dirt track back towards town - lots of bumps and dips in the road but if you keep your eyes looking way down the road instead of focussing on each bump and dip the ride kind of smooths out 🙂

Hi Hayduke,

 

Longtime no speak! How are you? Anyway, to address your comment, I sure hope so. 

 

Cheers,

 

Priscilla 

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Update: So far so good, will update again if things change... Thanks for reading

 

 

Cheers,

 

Priscilla 

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Update: For about 10 minutes I was not feeling the greatest, now I'm back to feeling fine.

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manymoretodays
16 hours ago, Priscilla said:

Distraction post: James H. is not leading in jeopardy currently. Breaking news

 

Ahhh.  Thanks Priscilla.  Breaking news indeed!  Out loud laugh.

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Update: I'm vacillating between feeling good and bad. It's a bit uncomfortable, but I do think I've had slight improvements (not sure though). 

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Update: I've been feeling so-so all day. I'm internally crying. This is not fun. I just hope that it isn't permanent. That's my worst nightmare.

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Update: So far I'm feeling fine. I don't understand why just about every morning I start off feeling fine, then later on in the day, I start feeling bad. Also, yesterday I went to the store to run an errand and felt fine, when I got home the terror kicked in. I don't get it. It's stuff like this that makes me wonder if what I'm going through is psychological sometimes. I'll update again if there are any changes. 

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