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    What should I do?If I take my psychiatric meds, the only benefit I can see is that they allow me to hold my basic admin job (which I hate and find galling given that I finished top of a high school where most people go on to be professionals).They make me fat and uninterested in any hobbies.If I don't take them, I will be unable to go to work so will be unemployed, but will be able to focus on hobbies and will exercise loads and get slim. I have a guitar and piano I enjoy when I can focus on them. I like drawing and studying. I like playing my videogames. I like reading.I think I feel better off than on them, but it's far from easy off or on them.What should I do, if I were being selfish?Would I have more hope of a fulfilling relationship on or off them? I imagine there's little hope either way.
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    What should I do?If I take my psychiatric meds, the only benefit I can see is that they allow me to hold my basic admin job (which I hate and find galling given that I finished top of a high school where most people go on to be professionals).They make me fat and uninterested in any hobbies.If I don't take them, I will be unable to go to work so will be unemployed, but will be able to focus on hobbies and will exercise loads and get slim. I have a guitar and piano I enjoy when I can focus on them. I like drawing and studying. I like playing my videogames. I like reading.I think I feel better off than on them, but it's far from easy off or on them.What should I do, if I were being selfish?Would I have more hope of a fulfilling relationship on or off them? I imagine there's little hope either way.
    I know there's no certainty that it would work this way if you did this but what about...
    Lowering the dose of meds... Do you reckon it might make you a little closer to you off meds? If so then maybe go part time at work so you can do the other stuff outside of work? I know that's a kind of clutching at straws answer though!

    Also maybe you could look for a different job that you prefer it doesn't have to be a high powered professional job... What are your hobbies and interests that you like when you're not on meds?
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    What should I do?If I take my psychiatric meds, the only benefit I can see is that they allow me to hold my basic admin job (which I hate and find galling given that I finished top of a high school where most people go on to be professionals).They make me fat and uninterested in any hobbies.If I don't take them, I will be unable to go to work so will be unemployed, but will be able to focus on hobbies and will exercise loads and get slim. I have a guitar and piano I enjoy when I can focus on them. I like drawing and studying. I like playing my videogames. I like reading.I think I feel better off than on them, but it's far from easy off or on them.What should I do, if I were being selfish?Would I have more hope of a fulfilling relationship on or off them? I imagine there's little hope either way.
    Just get a different job then.
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    See if you can change meds?
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    (Original post by Jojohnson12345)
    What should I do?If I take my psychiatric meds, the only benefit I can see is that they allow me to hold my basic admin job (which I hate and find galling given that I finished top of a high school where most people go on to be professionals).They make me fat and uninterested in any hobbies.If I don't take them, I will be unable to go to work so will be unemployed, but will be able to focus on hobbies and will exercise loads and get slim. I have a guitar and piano I enjoy when I can focus on them. I like drawing and studying. I like playing my videogames. I like reading.I think I feel better off than on them, but it's far from easy off or on them.What should I do, if I were being selfish?Would I have more hope of a fulfilling relationship on or off them? I imagine there's little hope either way.
    What medication are you taking and for what purpose?


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    (Original post by Jojohnson12345)
    What should I do?If I take my psychiatric meds, the only benefit I can see is that they allow me to hold my basic admin job (which I hate and find galling given that I finished top of a high school where most people go on to be professionals).They make me fat and uninterested in any hobbies.If I don't take them, I will be unable to go to work so will be unemployed, but will be able to focus on hobbies and will exercise loads and get slim. I have a guitar and piano I enjoy when I can focus on them. I like drawing and studying. I like playing my videogames. I like reading.I think I feel better off than on them, but it's far from easy off or on them.What should I do, if I were being selfish?Would I have more hope of a fulfilling relationship on or off them? I imagine there's little hope either way.
    As I said in reply to your other post, I don't think your med combination is the cause of any significant weight gain :nah: That said, it sounds like your Sertraline dose needs adjusting or you need to find another AD :yes:

    An ability to earn your own money will lead to better prospects all-round in the long-run, imho

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