... If you can't, what happens that stops you from being able to work full time? Do you work part time? I've tried both and found it impossible to do either. I am just wondering if I'm alone or if there are others with this disorder who find it impossible to work at all. It's very frustrating not being able to work like I used to be able to. I hate being on disability and being broke all the time!!!
19 Apr 2012
I'm newly dxed with schizoaffective. I've been on SSDI for nearly 15 years due to being mis-dxed with bp1. I was so markedly ill at the time I was so out of it that I didn't miss being unable to work outside the home. What stopped me from being able to were the mood swings and the delusions/hallucinations/paranoia. I don't feel you are alone in the frustration. I can't speak for others, I can only express how I feel. Now that I look back on my former career as an administrative assistant, I can see how one could feel the frustration of being unable to work. It's been too long for me though. I can try to empathize with you and imagine what you're going through.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I do accept government assistance and have been for a while. Idk if you are in a position to do the same. If I weren't on Medicare/Medicaid, I wouldn't have been able to pay for all my meds, docs, and 3 hospitalizations within the past year. If you have family to help you out financially that always helps. My parents help with my rent, else my teen daughter and I would be homeless. Food stamps have been amazingly helpful too. Mentally ill people need not feel ashamed to accept whatever help they need and deserve. I hope you find some relief from your woes soon.
20 Apr 2012
I was diagnosed schizoaffective when I was admited to hospital when I had a psychiotic episode. I had a major depression during that time. Since then I have been on disability. Sometimes I wonder if I could work too because I hate being broke all the time. But I know for me it is the stress from work that has stopped me to work again. I am very happy and healthy now. You are not the only one going through this, there are more of us for sure.
- Risperdal Information for Consumers
- Risperdal Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Risperdal (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
She is currently taking abilify celexa risperdal. she is showing signs of bipolar disorder. Could she have been misdiagnosed?
10 answers • 7 Oct 2010
I had a generalized full body dystonic reaction on 11/10/10 and my prescriber has told me at least for the forseeable future I won't be trying ...
4 answers • 10 Jan 2011
2 answers • 8 Sep 2012