Hi all, I am currently in recovery from pp. I was hospitalised for 3months in a mbu. I have been out of hospital for almost 3months now. And I am really struggling with how I am feeling.
My consultant thinks it is negative symptoms of psychosis rather than depression. I don't enjoy anything at all and doing things like getting dressed and making tea are harder than they were before. I am a lot quieter and feel like my personality has been taken away. I do get up and dressed and have just started running a little to try and get my endorphins going. I am so sad for the person I was.
My consultant psyc has suggested we try a higher dose of aripiprozole, I am currently taking 15mg and we are going to gradually increase up to 30mg. To try and combat these negative symptoms with medication.
Has anyone else experienced these symptoms :lack of motivation, lack of enjoyment, a blank mind, delayed response when talking to people. And if so what helped has anyone had any success with medication for negative symptoms? Or will time be the greatest healer and of so how long will it take. I feel like I can't live like this. I am not going to do anything stupid, but the the thought of living like this for an extended period of time does make me feel like life isn't worth living for myself. I would always keep going as I have a 5yo and an 9mo not to mention amazing husband family and friends. But that doesn't change the fact that at the moment my life feels like a nightmare and a prison sentence that I can't escape no matter how hard I try.
Looking forward to hearing other people's experiences.
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