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rlb_123

Joined: 12/08/2011
My Story:
Hi all! My name is Rachel and I was first diagnosed as depressed at 15. After that it was depression and social anxiety until I was 20. Then I started exhibiting schizophrenic symptoms, but went undiagnosed for three more years. I am now 25 and have been in treatment for schizoaffective disorder for the past two years. It has been a struggle and I am much better now than I was unmedicated, but still live a pretty limited life. I''m on my fourth anti-pyschotic and still haven't found the "magic" pill that will make my hallucinations go away.


But about me, who I am or was before I got sick...I am an artist at heart. My medications have made it hard for me to be as motivated/focused/creative as I was before, but I'm trying to push past it. At the height of my life I was working as makeup artist and studying fine art simultaneously, in the best place in the world....new york. I hope to get back there one day. As of now, I spend my days helping my grandmother, working part time, volunteering at an LGBT center and caring for my two dogs. I love a strong, black cup of coffee, a menthol cigarette and good conversation.


I really hope to make some new friends, of all kinds, but it would be really sweet to meet some other lgbt identified ppl who have similar issues.

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Oh man I'm so jealous you can hold a job!!! That is so amazing to me, I can barely go...More
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Aww I'm sorry your family doesn't get it either! I do have to give mine some credit, the...More
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Ahhh! It's so nice to meet someone who can relate! My pdoc (who is also my therapist) is...More
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On the outside I seem fine, but I'm really not.
Hi All, I'm new to these boards, and wanted to throw a question out to the group. I've been...More
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Reply: Schizophrenia meds (alt to Abilify)
I have found that many different meds, and combos of meds work, but only for the short...More
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Reply: Help PLEASE!
I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but to me it seems like you are being entirely...More
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