That is the reason that I quit the risperdol. I gained a lot of weight. Abilify isn't as bad. I have obsessive thinking. I get something on my mind and I can't get rid of it. Now it is easier to distract me from that type of thinking.
My sister takes seroquil and it works well for her. Is there anything else similar that you could take? If not, ask about
abilify. It is expensive though. I have insurance so I only pay a co-pay, but it is still expensive, I take a lot of different meds and it adds up.
Try to take things one thing at a time. One day at a time. We can work on these things and often take charge of our thinking somewhat. It isn't always easy, just try to slow down your thinking and focus on what you are doing. For instance, if you are watching tv. Think about
that. Or if you are writing an email. Think, "I am writing an email". Say it out loud. Eventually your mind wont wander. I can be writing one thing and thinking of another. It is hard for me especially now, because I have a job now and I know that I am slow compared to the other people and I think about
how I could maybe do better. But that is just a waste of energy. Especially since it is my day off. So I do my best to focus on what I am doing at the time. Evenutally the other will come to me. I think I just need repetition to get this mastered.
So it can be done, medication helps and so does mindfulness. And walking is a wonderful form of therapy.
Keep on trying and keep posting, we are all here for you. You will be able to do this, it just takes time.
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