Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

What I go through, I am willing to answer any questions

Right now I am living with my sister who takes care of me, I have schizoaffective disorder, and I suffer from panic and anxiety attacks, I hear people telling me I am going to die, I am taking Clozaril and Busbar and Clonazepam for anxiety, I also hear and see intrusive thoughts, I see a psychiatrist once a week, I have a good relationship with my parents, I am willing to answer any questions you have. I am trying to get SSI and medicare, I have a lawyer working on my case.

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Welcome, @Heather1

Hope the SSI gets in place soon for you. The lawyer should make that happen for you.

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I mean I see a caring and compassionate psychiatrist once a month.

Welcome, Heather1, and thank you so much for your offer to answer questions about what you are going through.

I’m so glad you have a good relationship with your parents. What are some of the things your parents do when you are experiencing distressing symptoms that helps you feel cared for and supported by them?

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They ask me what I am going through, and I would say something like I feel like somebody is in my body, and he says everything will be ok and my mom would hold my hands and be by my side until I sleep,

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Welcome Heather1,

I have a husband who is schizoaffective., will not take any medication and is separated from his family, who do not understand his illness and do not want to. My husband has been homeless for more than a year because he is not willing to receive help and be a part of our family or be a part of society.

I applaud you for being willing to take medication and to work with your parents. Parents usually care very much about the happiness and health of their children and your parents, as you write about them, care about you.

I hope your symptoms lessen and that you are able to live a happy and productive life. Don’t let anyone discourage you…it is possible! Remember to ask for help when you need it and don’t let your voices tell you what to do.

Best wishes and thank you for your post.:heartpulse:

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Smart move, took us 2.5 years to win, received $13,000 back pay and $800 month for my daughter…

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Yes thanks @LifeIsHard. I will remember to ask for help when I need it and not let my voices tell me what to do or who I am.

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Sounds like those meds are not working.