Antipsychotics seem to be hindering my psychic abilities

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23 Mar 2019, 12:59 pm

Doesent that suck? I used to be able to communicate with spirits. Doesnt really happen anymore. But what I cant understand is I still have vivid, complex dreams like movies. I really wish I could drop this medication and go back to my normal weight.



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23 Mar 2019, 2:02 pm

I don't know if you really believe(d) you can talk to spirits, but if so, the medication is doing you some good.


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23 Mar 2019, 2:16 pm

Hate to say it, but...

I kinda think that's the whole point of taking antipsychotic medication.

So you stop talking to …"spirits".



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23 Mar 2019, 2:18 pm

Why does talking to spirits have to mean your crazy? Lots of psychics do it.



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23 Mar 2019, 2:36 pm

Based on what you said I'm assuming you don't have the right to choose whether or not you take medication.

Will you ever be able to make your own decisions regarding healthcare? Having a plan and support for becoming independent might be helpful.


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23 Mar 2019, 3:10 pm

Sarahsmith wrote:
Why does talking to spirits have to mean your crazy? Lots of psychics do it.
They do NOT really do it. They are only pretending in order to manipulate people &/or make a profit


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23 Mar 2019, 4:06 pm

Sarahsmith wrote:
Doesent that suck? I used to be able to communicate with spirits. Doesnt really happen anymore. But what I cant understand is I still have vivid, complex dreams like movies. I really wish I could drop this medication and go back to my normal weight.


It sounds like the anti-psychotics are making your magical thinking go away, which is what they are designed to do.



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23 Mar 2019, 4:14 pm

grahambaster wrote:
Based on what you said I'm assuming you don't have the right to choose whether or not you take medication.
Will you ever be able to make your own decisions regarding healthcare? Having a plan and support for becoming independent might be helpful.


In a way I dont have a choice because my mom said she would stop talking to me if I didnt take them anymore. I need my mom. I mean I could live without her but it would suck. I realize that a reality without her is going to happen someday so Ive been trying to prepare myself for it. At least they are lowering my medication.



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23 Mar 2019, 4:46 pm

When people say they have to do something I get messed up because there isn't anything a person has to do but then remember that people say that they have to do something when what it means is they are choosing it because they feel compelled or it's something they feel is important or want to do.

Maybe with kindness tell the spirits you are taking a break, I dunno, good luck.

(has some psychic experience but took a step back from that.)


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23 Mar 2019, 9:51 pm

Do you take melatonin? It gives really vivid dreams.


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Yesterday, 10:50 am

Sarahsmith wrote:
Why does talking to spirits have to mean your crazy? Lots of psychics do it.
No, “psychics” are putting on an act. Having been one, I should know — it’s all performance on the part of the “psychic”, and all confirmation bias on the part of the sucker client.



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Yesterday, 11:08 am

Noca wrote:
Do you take melatonin? It gives really vivid dreams.


No, I dont know why Im having vivid dreams but not the other abilities I used to have.



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Yesterday, 12:28 pm

It's natural to have impossible or supernatural things occur in dreams. People see monsters, believe they can fly, talk to their dead relatives, and so on, in dreams.

In waking states, though, your reality-testing is supposed to put such experiences out of your awareness, so that you can function better in the real world.

I agree with the others here, that your medicine seems to be working if you are not psychic any more.

If you want to have a little more control over your experiences, you might look into "lucid dreaming." (Google it.) That is where you can decide in waking state what you will dream about, it seems very vivid, and you may want to journal what you dreamt once you wake up. There is such a thing as TOO MUCH reality testing, where a person's thoughts become concrete and they have no creative ideas at all. Lucid dreaming might allow you to access parts of your brain that you value, while still being able to tell reality from psychotic imagining when you are in the waking state.


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Yesterday, 12:30 pm

Fnord wrote:
Sarahsmith wrote:
Why does talking to spirits have to mean your crazy? Lots of psychics do it.
No, “psychics” are putting on an act. Having been one, I should know — it’s all performance on the part of the “psychic”, and all confirmation bias on the part of the sucker client.

Hmmm... are you TV's "The Mentalist"?


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Yesterday, 1:17 pm

Sarahsmith wrote:
Noca wrote:
Do you take melatonin? It gives really vivid dreams.


No, I dont know why Im having vivid dreams but not the other abilities I used to have.


Are the vivid dreams bothering you in any way ?

I've had dreams that range from the mundane to vivid and there appears to be no correlation to the meds I have taken.


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