I was diagnosed with undifferentiated schizophrenia two years ago. I took seraquel for a little while tohelp with the symptoms, but I didn't like it or the idea of it, so I stopped. And since I have been doing alright with it. I have been doing things on my own to try and overcome my thoughts and feelings and hallucinations ect.. Btu I still have times when I "freak out". My husband tell sme that I need to seek help. And I have when it has become too much for me to handle. I am 21 years old and I have been having these thoughts and feelings since I was about 15. I have always been able to step outside of myself and see the things that I need to change, and figure out ways to do so. So with the help of friends and family and supplements and bach flowers and things of the sort I mildy have things " under control" so to speak. Btu the people I love still tell me that I should take the pills and seek help. Should I really give up and give in? Or should I keep trudging my way through and hopefully come out the other side on my own?
I would love to hear opinions that are on both sides of the argument.
I see your a well balanced person. U should give the medication a go, and see what happens. Keep an open mind, always. I was against medication until I tried abilify, which is working miracles. I was put off by antidepressants which did not work.
I did try the pills though for a while, but I didn't like the way they made me feel and I didn't like the upfront idea of them. They made me very sleepy and made me feel like I was not in control of anything I was doing for weeks. And it just made me think that instead of treating the person, its just going to avoid the syptoms. Im sure it was supposed to work on somekind of chemical level but I didn't like the ovcer all idea of taking the pills. Perhaps someday I could try another kind of pill. I just with I knew what else was out there.