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Drug side effects and hoplessness

Postby Theymakeyouwait » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:21 pm

I take an antipsychotic and I’m pretty sure I have drug induced akinesia (movement disorder). I can’t get comfortable and pace constantly to take the edge off. I got one of those apps that measures how far you walk a day and I was walking 24 miles daily. I’ve reduced that to 16 because even that is still ridiculous. Am i rift that this is drug induced akinesia? I’ve basically been depressed for my whole adult life. I’ve tried over a dozen medications, Electro convulsive therapy, along with talk therapy. All failed. This isnt temporary I’ve been miserable for a decade and it has no signs of ending. I skipped my part time job today... What’s the point? Life isn’t worth the effort. At least I still get joy fantasizing about getting killed, but what kind of life is that?
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Re: Drug side effects and hoplessness

Postby RottenFish » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:08 pm

This is why I don't take psychiatric drugs. They make me feel useless. They do nothing for me. My life is better after I stopped taking those vicious drugs.

Everyone I know has ruined their lives taking psychiatric drugs. It would be nice to meet someone who has a psychiatric success story.

I know 2 people who claim their drugs work for them. But they only feel and look worse over time. I think drugs also have a way of tricking your mind into actually thinking it works.
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