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    (Original post by john2054)
    Yes i have and i'm on an old fashioned typical medication, which is only for us hardcore people. But I work hard. That is how i deal with it.
    Are you saying I'm not "hardcore"? :rofl:
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Are you saying I'm not "hardcore"? :rofl:
    not at all, but from a strictly medical sense, your disease is not of the same scale as mine, if you are taking adhd drug for it, and i am on a fortnightly depot of dupixol, with weekly meetings with my psychiatric nurse, which i have to attend. sorry for the confusion
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    (Original post by john2054)
    not at all, but from a strictly medical sense, your disease is not of the same scale as mine, if you are taking adhd drug for it, and i am on a fortnightly depot of dupixol, with weekly meetings with my psychiatric nurse, which i have to attend. sorry for the confusion
    Can't believe I'm doing this, christ almighty. :facepalm:


    I take 40mg haldol and 1000mg seroquel, I was under the EIT until I moved to the US, where I see my psychiatrist every few weeks.

    The mild ADHD drug was to help with my negative symptoms (which, as you'll hopefully remember me correcting you) include poor concentration and bad motivation/memory. I also have reasonably flat affect making socializing a nightmare.

    does that clear things up for you?
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    (Original post by ikhan94)
    Whats it like being schizophrenic? what do you feel

    It feels Weird.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Can't believe I'm doing this, christ almighty. :facepalm:


    I take 40mg haldol and 1000mg seroquel, I was under the EIT until I moved to the US, where I see my psychiatrist every few weeks.

    The mild ADHD drug was to help with my negative symptoms (which, as you'll hopefully remember me correcting you) include poor concentration and bad motivation/memory. I also have reasonably flat affect making socializing a nightmare.

    does that clear things up for you?
    congratulations you pass the 'hardcore' criteria test saber?!
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    (Original post by john2054)
    congratulations you pass the 'hardcore' criteria test saber?!
    I guess you shouldn't judge people until you have even the tiniest idea about them.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Can't believe I'm doing this, christ almighty. :facepalm:


    I take 40mg haldol and 1000mg seroquel, I was under the EIT until I moved to the US, where I see my psychiatrist every few weeks.

    The mild ADHD drug was to help with my negative symptoms (which, as you'll hopefully remember me correcting you) include poor concentration and bad motivation/memory. I also have reasonably flat affect making socializing a nightmare.

    does that clear things up for you?
    i see my p-doc every five/six months now.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    i see my p-doc every five/six months now.
    Good for you?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I guess you shouldn't judge people until you have even the tiniest idea about them.
    when you told me that you take adhd drug, i didn't realised that was in combination with the others. with live in a world where it is typical practice to judge people first, and ask questions later.

    what is your degree in? are you in your final year? and how is it going? do you think you can pass?
    it is much harder to do a degree with a severe mental illness such as we have, huh??
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Are you saying I'm not "hardcore"? :rofl:
    :rofl:
    Yes hardcore drugs, which ones are you on :lolwut:
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    (Original post by john2054)
    when you told me that you take adhd drug, i didn't realised that was in combination with the others. with live in a world where it is typical practice to judge people first, and ask questions later.

    what is your degree in? are you in your final year? and how is it going? do you think you can pass?
    it is much harder to do a degree with a severe mental illness such as we have, huh??
    Sorry dude, I thought you were suggesting that I don't go through this hell and, tbf, that ticked me off.

    I'm a first year nursing student. Dropped one class a few weeks ago to reduce my workload so hopefully I can pass the other 3. I've gone from mainly getting Fs in everything to Bs and Cs but I really want to get at least 1 A so I have to work out how to study in spite of my mental health - hence my asking other people how they cope.

    Are you at university?
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    Yes I'm at uni. i wasn'tgood enough to get in to nursing,, plus i'm the wrong gender. so i did twoyears access part time, two years in hospital and five years degree, which iwill get my grade back in two months time. i have had a few as but plenty ofds, which are still passes. i am very lucky in that i have found a very nicelecturer to mark my dissertation, which i am praying he will give me a firstfor, and it will bring my whole degree up to a 2.1 (a 'b' if he does. I will just have to wait and see.good luck with yours.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    Yes I'm at uni. i wasn'tgood enough to get in to nursing,, plus i'm the wrong gender. so i did twoyears access part time, two years in hospital and five years degree, which iwill get my grade back in two months time. i have had a few as but plenty ofds, which are still passes. i am very lucky in that i have found a very nicelecturer to mark my dissertation, which i am praying he will give me a firstfor, and it will bring my whole degree up to a 2.1 (a 'b' if he does. I will just have to wait and see.good luck with yours.
    Sounds good, man. A first for your dissertation would be awesome! Good luck! :five:

    Over your course did you get a lot of extensions or extenuating circumstances or did you just plow through?
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    I have been sectioned twice under the mental health act and spent months in a mental hospital. AMA
    what keeps you going?


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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Sounds good, man. A first for your dissertation would be awesome! Good luck! :five:

    Over your course did you get a lot of extensions or extenuating circumstances or did you just plow through?
    For the first four years i used my extra hand in/exam time for nearly every unit i think. but recently this year, i have been able to do it within the standard parameters i think!
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    what keeps you going?


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    An amazing amount of ambition.
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    (Original post by john2054)
    not at all, but from a strictly medical sense, your disease is not of the same scale as mine, if you are taking adhd drug for it, and i am on a fortnightly depot of dupixol, with weekly meetings with my psychiatric nurse, which i have to attend. sorry for the confusion
    Actually, the drug used for probably the most severe (I guess that is what you are talking about with scale) and treatment resistant forms of psychosis and schizophrenia is atypical.


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    (Original post by john2054)
    Yes I'm at uni. i wasn'tgood enough to get in to nursing,, plus i'm the wrong gender. so i did twoyears access part time, two years in hospital and five years degree, which iwill get my grade back in two months time. i have had a few as but plenty ofds, which are still passes. i am very lucky in that i have found a very nicelecturer to mark my dissertation, which i am praying he will give me a firstfor, and it will bring my whole degree up to a 2.1 (a 'b' if he does. I will just have to wait and see.good luck with yours.
    Sorry, just had to ask. What do you mean wrong gender?


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    Actually, the drug used for probably the most severe (I guess that is what you are talking about with scale) and treatment resistant forms of psychosis and schizophrenia is atypical.


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    I think he means the dose is higher when injected than when taken in a pill.
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    (Original post by bullettheory)
    Actually, the drug used for probably the most severe (I guess that is what you are talking about with scale) and treatment resistant forms of psychosis and schizophrenia is atypical.


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    You are right in that clozapine (the drug for the worst sufferers of schizophrenia) is a typical. my bad
 
 
 
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