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This forum has been created to support and discuss issues related to schizophrenia, whether or not you have been diagnosed with the condition. Please, however, refrain from encouraging cessation of medication. New topics that attempt to convince others to cease medications will be removed.
Additionally, there is no empirical evidence to indicate that mental illness is a sign of demon possession; this belief propagates the thought that mental illness is not a biological disease, that something is wrong with a personâs "thoughts" and that if they would just think differently it could change.
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Can we talk about the different drugs that work and the ones that don't and their side effects? The reason I ask is because I put up a post about a drug my former psychiatrist called a "miracle drug" my post was removed because the admin said I was ADVERTISING. It's important that people taking medicine know what the side effects are and that they know what else is out there. It seems like its a super touchy subject though....
Aha - I see. We appreciate excitement and enthusiasm for treatments. Weâre just wary of all claims to ânew miraclesâ and prefer that you relate to users by sharing your experiences instead of pushing one product. This might be why the post was tagged as an ad. Youâd be surprised at how many companies act like users and then drop URLS for products in their posts. But you can certainly ask questions and discuss particular medications, yes. But actively endorsing one particular products makes us scratch our heads and wonder...
Please tried hard to see that you can beat all meds. DON"T get me wrong often medication has its place, but you can get past it!If you don t have the family then =make friends, and keep trying, they will listen, eventually, the ones that don't are not worth it, but you have made your mark on them and hopefully they will help someone in the future!we are all little ripples in the ocean, and thats why lately there are so many tsunami's!LOVE TO YOU ALL!
I'm surrounded by family, they can't stand me when I don't take my medicine because I get psychotic. Its a brain imbalance triggered by several reasons, my mother drank and smoked marijuana and tobacco when I was in her womb. I had asthma and didn't get enough oxygen in my brain. I developed juvenile diabetes at age ten which is a psycho social illness when too much sugar goes to the brain and causes impaired judgment. Its the cost that myself and my family has to pay because of things could have easily been prevented. I have confidence that being on medicine is my best option. For now. Plus it works splendid! I haven't been this cognitive in all my life, it feels great!
why my post got deleted (user name was niacin4schizophrenia)
Hi, I posted an article about my experiences with dietary supplements and how they make me feel better. MY post was deleted and my user name is gone. Can you explain why this is? I'm just trying to help schizophrenics get better nutritionally the way Im getting better.
Funny I do think its a mixture of biological factors and also a more pshychic/spiritual affliction.
Biological factors matter a great deal since, for example, the more dopamine in your brain the more receptive people seem to be to 'voices'. Many medications for schizophrenia aim to reduce the amount of this chemical in your brain, and it works, I am living proof.
However its all fine and dandy to say its ALL a chemical imbalance but this is not my belief. I do believe there can be other forces at work. Whether its all down to chemical imbalance that we have little control over these unwanted voices, I not sure. Wish I knew the reason why we get this.
Hmmm how many times you wondered why the kid at school gets bullied? How many times have people wondered this? Cos they can? IS it as simple as this? Some forces like to bully, plain and simple. Some people are picked on, some are not, plain and simple. Why shoudl it be any different in spirit realms?
In my experience meds can be great btw, also I would say you don't necessarily need masses of the stuff for it to have an extremely positive effect on your mental health. Just cos you are living a complete nightmare and your mind has been totally taken over doesn't mean that you have to have TONNES of medication, just a little can go a long way to helping severe conditions.
Just typed up a commentary on RD Liang and Mark Vonnegut, it was twice as long as usual, I hope I didn't use any bad words, it wasn't violent overall or anything but let me know, it didn't stop me saying I had bad words, but it says it's being reviewed. Let me know if it needs changes, or jut to be shortened, been kinda manic sitting here reading and typing all day.
Specifically I go into the confusion between the two, on who needs meds and who doesn't; I'm not advocating no meds, just no meds for those who don't need them, and the post is only long because I try to be precise and really explain what I've been trying to say all along. Hope you approve.
This is just to weird, I took the meds, the next day when I woke up I felt fine after a month long psychosis, but the next few years things happened that made me raise questions as to whats going on.
It's just to weird, but the meds may not be doing anything at all, I said may not be, I'm not sure. But the longer that you are on them, the more evidence becomes clear that this isn't a brain disorder, and the more confused I become about if they are helping at all.
If the brain isn't the problem, the meds aren't helping is how I look at it. And I get the feeling that any of this schizophrenic phenomenon can happen anytime even with the meds. And all that they are doing is turning you off. Do the math. I suppose that stupidity helps certain kinds of people in certain situations.
And I wish that they would stop telling me that if I take the meds it's not going to be to bad, like do this and we'll go easy on you is what they mean.
I think that I may try and find some actually useful books to read on this subject, it will be terrifying.
Some Schizophrenics could have a problem with oral candida from antibiotics, smoking, coffee, pollution and sugar. If you don't change the diet and the bad habits the symptoms will get worse not better. The Candida produces neruotoxins and cerebral allergies that close the schizophrenic off from the ability to feel in touch with the world. It is very subtle problem in terms of connecting food and feeling, check out your tongue. It should be pink and healthy with no film, that is yeast and it eats what you eat and produces alcohol which causes a rise in dopamine.
yes, yeast all through the body, leaky gut syndrome, bad bad diet, all pizza caffeine and alchohol, going for the dopamine; cure is raw veggies three times a day with garlic and onions throughout the day, and lots of water, plus supplements with the meals are apple cider vinegar on the veggies, and pills of cod liver oil, and l glutamine, for the gut, and zinc and selenium to heal the gut lining. yeah that's goooood. goodbye to the yeast, it was causing hallucinations, visualand aural, the "demon world" was the hive mind of the yeast, hunter of man, oh yes - they told me they plant cancers in us as a test !! yes they practice the religion of evil, and they teach their progeny through heavy metal music, they mind control alot of us humans, oh yes, how evil of the mite world, far superior to mankind, and far more dangerous than man seems to think.
This thread is disturbing, if you'll excuse the pun, because it seems the very reason why so many people are viewing this forum is that they need answers, and the options surely have to be explored, otherwise where is the progress going to come from? Many schi's report weird events, problems with thought and control, synchronicity, co-ordination of realities from 'this one' to 'the other' (which is how schizophrenia got its name in the first place). I can appreciate how important drugs are seen to be, and how enormous the scale of impact from both sides of the coin. Forums are supposed to be places of debate. What is disturbing about this thread is that the Admin team are issuing a Directive, which is fair enough and understandable, but the Users are worried that they cannot find help from alternative sources without breaking the Directive. Schizophrenia is a condition that has been around for a long time, and the methods used to treat it have not changed very much. Schizophrenia affects intelligent, coherent people and stops them from being able to function properly in 'normal' society. It would seem that a bridge has yet to be crossed. Surely we have evolved far enough as human beings to know that there is more to reality than meets the eye, and we certainly know that science itself is breaking new ground all the time in fields that relate to the very essence of reality. I hope that people can talk of their fears openly, whether or not those fears relate to drugs, for it stands to reason that fear is a major contributor to paranoia (an unfortunate and inescapable by-product of schizophrenia). This Forum can help people to connect and to share experiences which will be useful to others, it can be a place of safety for people who feel 'close to the edge'. We all have something valuable to contribute to an evolved and rational explanation of the schizophrenic condition, and I hope we will be able to help and support all those -regardless of their beliefs - who suffer this extremely disturbing conflict.
Hi, I thought you would like to know about Orthomolecular Medicine. Check out an Orthomolecular Medical doctor - it is the only branch of medicine that believes that nervous disorders have everything to do with vitamin and mineral deficiencies, They have specific ways to check and have great success with even schizophrenia which is the hardest to treat. A deficiency in nutrients or even a stomach disorder that inhibits absorption, can have a direct effect on the whole nervous system and impair the creation of other chemicals your body needs. There is a world out there of natural medicine unknown to the mainstream due to conventional medicine's rules. Iam not saying medicine is bad either - it just hasi its place. Think that your body was created by one cell reproducing itself trillions of times with no medical degree to build your body parts from scratch - don't you think it can keep doing so if you give it what it needs? Like the material that helped to build it? Vegetation? Her theory is that an absence of good flora (good bacteria) in the intestines causes malabsorption as well as infection which goes thru the nerves in the intestines and straight to the brain. There is something called the "abdominal Brain" linking the intestines via the nervous system to the brain. To start something right away at home read Body Ecology, there also some videos on that online. I really hope this helps!
I know of this guy that thought he saw a bush on fire, but the bush wasn't being consumed. He then heard a voice but there was no one around talking to him. What kind of medication would the admins suggest putting this guy on?
To the person above who mentioned their meds stopped working, the problem, sadly is that with illnesses like schizophrenia, as well as other mental illnesses, is that you often have to change your meds. They will work just fine for awhile and then one day they will stop. There is also significant research that shows that varying lifestyle changes(ie diet mostly, but other things to) can play a huge role in your mental health. Medicine alone is not the answer, it's just a treatment for the symptoms. Best of luck!!
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