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Johannes

634d

How did you come to terms with your Schizophrenia diagnosis? Additionally, if and when you told family members and friends, how did that go?

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    • JohnLocke

      327d

      @lilkitten I have some info on meds that may cause less weight gain if you're interested though I am on haldol which is not supposed to cause weight gain and I'm still huge

    • JohnLocke

      329d

      I don't really accept my diagnosis

      • lilkitten

        327d

        @JohnLocke it's hard to accept , I feel the same way but am finally coming to terms with being on medication.

        • JohnLocke

          327d

          @lilkitten I have some info on meds that may cause less weight gain if you're interested though I am on haldol which is not supposed to cause weight gain and I'm still huge

    • hairyfairy

      358d

      For me and my family, it was hard. There were a lot of sleepless nights and tears. We didn't believe the diagnosis at first but after dealing with multiple episodes of psychosis and ending up in the hospital each time, we all had to accept it. I've been lucky to have really supportive friends and family who don't treat me any differently.

      • lilkitten

        327d

        @hairyfairy same, I ended up in the hospital several times before I finally accepted it.

    • rnxyn

      634d

      for me i talked it out in therapy to help wrap my head around it. i haven’t told my family about it, but my friends are very supportive

    • senoratortuga

      634d

      I have Schizoaffective Disorder, and my friends were in shock, but they were very supportive. My family didn't really know how to deal with it, so some of them pretended I was normal, while my mom and brother figured out ways to live with it. My fiance was the most supportive out of everyone.

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