I've held my part time job for many years, almost since I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and...
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I've held my part time job for many years, almost since I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and prescribed medications a decade ago. I've even stayed on the same or similar medications and not had a hospitalization or major problem since then.
However, I am missing lots of days at my job, calling in "sick", and when I'm there I'm intensely bored with the work and dissatisfied with my coworkers. I've thought of asking my doctor to see a counselor, but I don't trust the medical privacy of it, nor am I very motivated in such situations.
Changing jobs would be impossible. I would never find a 12 hour a week job like this one, and there would be so much uncertainty about whether it would be any improvement. And I'm extremely limited here by the transportation. Also, changes are very stressful for me.
I can't figure out what to do. I go to my clerical job, get bored, tend to eat a lot of unhealthy fast food during work then feel awful about it. Sometimes I leave my money at home so I can't buy snacks, but then feel like I'm being tortured to get through the 4 hours. Sometimes I try to just buy fruit, but it hasn't worked yet.
And the coworkers. I'm male, and they're almost all female, talking incessantly about their boyfriends (I'm well over 40 and have no interest in this), their upcoming marriages, their pregnancies, their babies. It's incredibly uninteresting and I rarely talk for the entire 4 hours.
There is also one employee I sort of consider a bully, but that would require another post to explain.
I can't figure out what to do. I wish I could stay home every day and just watch tv, use my computer, and relax.View Thread
HI, MY NAME IS TRACI DIONNE WELLS AND I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SCHIZOPHERNIA. I HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH...
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HI, MY NAME IS TRACI DIONNE WELLS AND I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SCHIZOPHERNIA. I HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH HAVEING THE ILLNESS. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WANTED TO DIAGNOSE ME WITH A ILLNESS WHEN I WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL BUT MY MOHTER DID NOT LET THEM DIAGNOSE ME. I AM 29 YEARS OLD AND STILL LIVING AT HOME WITH MY PARENTS. I WAS DIAGONSED WITH THIS MAJOR ILLNESS ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO. MY MAJOR CONCERN IS WHY DID SHE LET THEM DIAGONSE ME WHEN I AM AN ADULT AND NOT LET THEM DIAGONSE ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I GET ANGRY SOMETINES BECAUSE MAYBE IF I WAS DIAGNOSE EARLIER THEN I WOULD NOT HAVE THIS MAJOR ILLNESS.View Thread
Hello everyone - i'm new to this but it's my brother I'm concerned about. He's schizophrenic and has been on prolixin for many years. About 2 weeks ago, the docs added saphris. The combination has elevated his anxiety, paranoia and dilusions. He has one friend, but now he's paranoia has him thinking that there's a motive to this new friendship. He's awake all night, calls us for help and I'm at my wits end! Has anyone experienced anything like this? He lives in Vegas and I'm in North Carolina so it's hard for me to help him. Thank you for anything you can tell me.View Thread
am not really sure where to start but um iv recently hit a point in my life where i kind of feel like i need to look at whats really wrong instead of just ignoring my problems. im almost 22 and i was told by a close frien who is studying psychology in college that i should look into schizophrenia and it might be an answer to my problems, i struggle through relationships and i am happy with the girl i am with now, we are engaged, but i am having a big issue and its bringing me down, um for abotu 2 years iv gone through spells of paranoia where i think that people are out to harm me, ill be in a crowded place such as a concert and ill notice people who keep looking at me and i get intense anxiety and just leave or withdraw from whatever is going on, for the past few years my hygiene has tanked and i dont feel the motivation to do anything really i have to force myself to eat, i rarely ever leave my apartment for fear that someone is following me trying to get me, i hear my fiancee whispering with her friends and i think they are plotting against me and my mind starts picking up on things, over the last few weeks one paranoid thought has grown into a huge almost conspiracy idea, and im losing sleep because i feel that if i fall asleep that someones gonna get me, i have to stay up till i literally cnt keep my eyes open, i just dont know what to do with myself anymore, and even over the last year and a half or so iv kinda felt at times like im just not connected to my surroundings like im not really there, i have cut all connections with my friends and trying to make new ones suck because i cant trust anyone, my fiancee is getting upset with me because i wont hang out with anybody or go to parties and im to afraid to tell her what exactly is going on in my fu**ed up head, i mean when the paranoia and everything isnt bothering me or when iv kinda relaxed my suspicions im a normal and happy guy, but lately things have just been getting worse to the point where i cant even leave my apartment without somebody with me, i am just hoping somebody out there can give me some answers. i appreciate it a lot.View Thread
I went through a realitivly tough divorce with my wife over 4 years ago. Don't really want to get into all the details but really felt like she went off the deep end. She started an affair with a 16 year old kid and that ended the marriage.
I went to some marriage cousnling with her, when it came up the counslor thought she had some mental issues my ex quit going and it pretty much ended the marriage. The counslor said she beleive she had schitzo effective disorder, thought disorder and Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.
Going through the divorce I had a really hard time negotiating splitting things up, she thought she should get everything. Even though her getting everything she would be unable to make payments on the vehciles and the house. She didn't make enough money to make payment on both her vehicle and the house payment, but she of course wanted both.
Well, I end up getting the house, but she never felt it was fair. We didn't speak much after the divorce but I'd get e-mails about how unfair the divorce agreement was, how I ripped her off because I got the house, how she's going to hire a lawyer and try to get the house etc.
Well, now were over 4 years after the divorce. I get a call from her out of the blue and she's really polite and she's like, you know what I've been thinking? I think we should just sell the house and split the money.
My jaw literally hits the floor, I'm wondering what the heck she's thinking, like I'm going to go, yea that sounds fair, let's do that. The house that I've now had for 4 years, done the up keep, paid 100% of the morgage for 4 years. Got it in the divorce, I'm now just going to sell it and split the money with you.
My question is, I really never understood the thought disorder part of this. Is this part of the thought disorder? I just can't get over how crazy of a question it was and honestly don't know what her expections were when asking me to do this.View Thread
I have a son he's 24 years old Im in need of help! on how to sooth the pain im going thru with him being sxhizophrenia & Delussions. I am a very strong Mother and im trying my best to heal him they have him on Zyprexa 20mg and it is very powerful. I want to know if anybody is taking any natural herbs that is helping. Any Advice will help in coping with this will be greatly appreciated..View Thread
I'll try not to make this too in-depth, but my reality is that i am 37,have been treated on and off from the age of 13 for so many possible different conditions - depression, random personality disorder traits, possible bipolar 2 disorder (which doesn't fit well), drug and alcohol abuse, along with who knows what else... None of the treatments have worked well for me. I have spells of a few good years at a time, then bouts of terrible behavior and feelings- but without the symptoms of typical bipolar. To be honest, I kinda know the DSM by heart at this point, have self-diagnosed several times, but have as well, for the last 4-5 years started to experience an "awareness" (that honestly at times feels like paranoia). The difficulty I have with deciding whether or not I am experiencing paranoid schizophrenic symptoms is that, I have actually have had so many traumatic experiences that I can't differentiate them from my PTSD symptoms. But it's not really funny, because this is affecting my life so much recently, that the good years that I used to have are waning fast. Most recently I have cleaned the crap (including bad people) from my life, but am too scared to even go on a date for fear of consequences. In addition, I have no insurance, no real money. I cannot afford to check inpatient and don't forsee it anytime in the near future. My only hope is to continue to self-diagnose, and hope that I can pay for whatever meds I need to live a more normal life. I can say for sure that I experience depression, strong PTSD, and paranoia. I know this is question is long (and out there)...but I really need some help. Thanks.View Thread
Growing more agitated from lack of anything working since college, my frustration for an answer to what is...
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Growing more agitated from lack of anything working since college, my frustration for an answer to what is wrong grows. First it's depression, then it's bipolar, then adult ADHD (or something) and wow... that was a mistake. Speed for me was noooot a good thing. I had my first psychotic break when starting Adderall. Curled up in a ball for... I dunno... a while... my fiance freeeaked (she's no longer around... can you believe it?) And if it wasn't that... oh the agitation and aggression.
So... we don't take that anymore.
Now... I'm resigned to the notion that there is nothing that can help me. No medication is going to make these things go away... so seeking it out is futile. I need a new way to cope... the problem is... embracing this doesn't result in anything positive... so... I have to fight my nature which is to corrupt, manipulate and ultimately destroy. Rinse... and repeat.
So... yeah... I'm sick of typing.
Twofold. I needed something to give my therapist. I don't have one... but I think this might start an interesting discussion. Perhaps... just maybe... they won't think this is all in my head.
I JUST WANT HELP! I WANT TO BE WELL! DON'T TELL ME I'M OKAY! I'M NOT! I'M NOT MAKING THIS UP!
As you can see... I'm not particularly thrilled with anyone's response that "you're fine" or "this is normal" because I know it's not. If you've read all this..... do you have any doubt?
Or... perhaps everyone goes through this... and I'm just relaying a very common life experience.
That's the second part.... if anyone would know if I'm truly schizophrenic... this group would.
So... what do you think?
There's more... but I think this will suffice for now.View Thread
I enjoyed theater.. and was pretty good at it. But that's BS too I'm sure. But if I believe what I remember,...
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I enjoyed theater.. and was pretty good at it. But that's BS too I'm sure. But if I believe what I remember, I was a future Oscar recipient at a young age. What I do remember is, when I stepped out on stage... I was no longer of this world. I was somewhere else. A place where I knew what was coming next (of course it is scripted) And, being the lead... I was the center... God.
It was also at this time that I began embezzling. That was a new drug. I literally stole thousands in cash and merchandise from the CD chain I worked for. I had a crew. We all worked together. But I was the kingpin. I was the only one w/ the balls (stupidity) to take the big risks and clip $300+ a night from the register. For a 16-17 year old... not too bad.
Caught? Never! Was even able to orchestrate a frame. A newbie came in, less than intelligent, easy to manipulate, but too caught up in himself to realize. I started the ball rolling... my manager picked it up and soon all the strange things happening around the store had an explanation.
And I knew it was time to go. And I did. Clean.
College This is when I noticed something was wrong with me. Being at a big school it was easy to shrink into the background. And I did. I hated it. I was isolated, but disgusted at what I saw around me.
I imagine it's because I hated how easy it was for them all. Easy to be around each other. Play. I couldn't do that. I wasn't like them. I didn't want to be like them.
So... I spent 4 years in hell and never understood why they called it "Happy Valley"
Yes... even I'm tiring of this story at this point. But I'll keep going... it has a purpose I promise. It's the only way you'll believe me.
I began work... blah blah... Life was pretty boring. Still womanizing the best I knew how, though the caliber decreased precipitously. Ladies that aren't "classically beautiful" are great targets. Back to God status.
Christ... even at the longest job I held for 3 years I played the whole place. The partners thought I liked them... they were scum... I told everyone and they respected me for it. Had two the last "pretties" I would have there while they both worked there. Managed neither knew of the other... and I was engaged w/ a child on the way (which was later miscarried)
Around this time my mother had serious back surgery. I wasn't so concerned about that as I was the painkillers. Lovely lovely painkillers. I didn't event try to hide the fact I was stealing them... and per usual... denial allowed for it happen. Once my mother got upset... but... what did I care? Be pissed. What are you going to do?
So... the drugs ran out... and now I find myself closer to today.
For a bit I thought I was a sociopath. I later found that this was wishful thinking. What I thought I was is very different from the reality. The notion I was a charming individual was shattered when I was confronted with the fact that I wasn't by my latest girlfriend and her family.
Apparently I'm a pathetic shell of a man who acts like a child and is awkward in any social situation. Luckily, I don't care for any of them. But, for some reason, I care about the one I'm with enough to try to make things right with them. Even though they know I've totally messed with their daughter's head. Was even abusive once... though I don't remember how it started. I just went black and when I came back she was bleeding from the nose.
It's weird... push me.... corner me... and I'm vicious. I didn't think that was in me.View Thread
Where to begin? It's been such a long journey, yet I can remember every second. It's all been leading up to...
Posted by An_215640
Where to begin? It's been such a long journey, yet I can remember every second. It's all been leading up to today... the most frightening realization of my life. I'm schizophrenic.
I re-read that and feel like a fool. Yet another self diagnosed hypochondriac who wants to feel special. The only thing that's wrong w/ that sentiment is... WHO WOULD WANT THIS!?!
For almost 10 years I have been trying to discover what is wrong with me. I KNOW something is wrong with me. The older I get... the more I believe.
Screw it, if I can't indulge myself here where can I? So here is the trip... all 4000 characters of it.
Childhood When I was young I didn't play with other children. I didn't need to. I was content playing my 45s on my Fisher Price record player, drawing, reading... by myself.
My stepfather's mother voiced her concern then. Stating something to the effect of, "that's not normal." My mother saw I was content... so why change it? Besides... I'm just a kid... they're all different right?
What makes me laugh is I am described as an angel at this time. I did what I was told. I behaved like a little gentleman. Never caused a problem. Just a perfect, cute little boy. Today I laugh and wonder what happened to that little boy... because he grew into something very different.
Elementary School I didn't have a lot of friends in elementary school. I don't remember having a real friend until around 5th grade. I just focused on school and my own devices. Video games, reading, writing, music.
I didn't go to kindergarten. My birthday fell at an odd time so I wasn't 5 until after the school year began. When the next year came, I was tested and allowed to enter 1st grade (yeah... exactly how smart do you need to be to do that? Spell your name?)
I have one memory that I still find humorous. It was during play time (or whatever) where I got to paint. At the time, I liked to draw houses. A couple squares and a roof with a yellow sun shining on it. Inside each cube of my 6 room house? Two people. One killing the other. Guns. Knives. Rope. Blood everywhere. I was proud of it. I remember thinking the red was pretty.
My 1st grade teacher didn't share the sentiment and called my parents. Who... per usual... didn't think anything of it. Nothing wrong with our boy. Just a kid being a kid.
High School Armed with my one friend Tony, I entered high school. Found drugs in 9th grade. Smoked pot first as it was easier to get. Then alcohol. Then acid. Later XTC and even later cocaine. And I didn't just experiment... they were a great escape... and something I could do alone. Get absorbed into my own world.
It was during this time that I first learned of my power. I was invincible. I did drugs at school, acted like a freak, and never busted. So I pushed it further. I was / am your classic womanizer. I thought I was just a normal hormonal teenager... but at 30 and talking to others... having had sex with several girls before 18 isn't as typical as I first thought.
I enjoyed the control. I was a sly, sliver tongued charmer who could corrupt even the most innocent of the flock. And I reveled in it. No one could resist... well... not those I chose anyway. And later I found I could have had more... but who hasn't.
So high school was great. Though I never hung out w/ anyone but one of three people... I had a strange popularity. Everyone knew me. Girls crushed on me. Guys respected me and wanted to be around me. I was "the man." Weird... as now I think I was just in my own world. Regardless..... it was great.View Thread
I have a friend who has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. My friend has been receiving treatment for this...
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I have a friend who has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. My friend has been receiving treatment for this condition with Consta injection. She recently started taking Risperdal 4mg/daily. On several occasions she has had to go into the ER with symtoms including abnormal thoughts, depression, severe anxiety, drooling, cotton mouth, dizziness, weakness, pacing, uncontrolled movements, high blood pressure, fast heart rate. When she goes to the ER the doctors tell her she is having a panic attack, give her antianxiety meds and send her home. Today she is having the same symptoms. We went to the pharmacy and check her blood pressure, not good. 160/110 heartrate 101. She decided she is not going back to the ER. She has paranoia and is convinced that the doctors will send her to a mental health hospital, lock her up and sedate her. She is now refusing to take the Risperdal. Any professionals out there? Please advise.View Thread
My brother is been suffering from paranoid schizophrenia for almost 3 years and now getting worse,he is no taking his medication and refusing to everything that a doctor is ordering him. im looking for any ways i can make my brother take is medications daily, because he refuse to take them.View Thread
Hi, so i very recently have been experiencing some scary thoughts... I would almost call them delusions and...
Posted by An_215638
Hi, so i very recently have been experiencing some scary thoughts... I would almost call them delusions and then I end up with a panic attack over the crazy thoughts I just had. I'm wondering if I could be be schizophrenic... I'm very frightened and do not know what to do about it. I never experienced this before and am a very healthy young woman. I have only had two episode of the delusions so far, n they are not lasting just a minute like a fleeting thought, but then I'm just peoccupied that I had the delusion at all. They also happened around the same time each month, like they could be related to hormones or something? Any advise on what I should do, or talk to? I feel like I'm going crazy! =/View Thread
Now I HATE EXERCISE! but I love belly dancing. Problem is, I haven't done any lately and I need to lose 3 more pounds. All I have to do is take out my coined hip scarf, and I'll be set.
I could do that now, instead of sit here in front of the computer. My excuse? It's so darned cold in here that I don't want to walk through the cold air--The heat is not on right now.
Belly dancing is the best "exercise" I ever did. I feel totally invigorated when I do it. I should take another class of it. Meanwhile, I should practice some belly dance DVDs. I love to belly dance with Neena and Veena--They explain the moves so well and slowly enough so that I can follow along. I think they are great.View Thread
I feel angry about the things in my mind I'm paranoid about, and I feel unmotivated. I'm tired of listening...
Posted by An_215636
I feel angry about the things in my mind I'm paranoid about, and I feel unmotivated. I'm tired of listening to people at work in the office, in the hallways, on the buses, shout out little sound bites. I have so many fragments of other people's conversations in my mind, and I think they all were intended to apply to me. I'm depressed about it and unmotivated. I've taken an antipsychotic for many years, and an SSRI for many years. I plan to get the SSRI changed to a different antidepressant. Maybe that's what I need. I take a moderately high dose of the antipsychotic. I just took a double dose significantly above the highest dose prescribed, and I feel exactly the same, so it must be the antidepressant not working anymore. What can I do now?View Thread
My daughter is 8yrs old and i have been told that she shows signs of Schizophrenia! But she is being treated for ADHD and BIPOLAR!!! I have looked up information on schizophrenia and alot of her symptoms match up with it. Is there anyone out there that has a child or knows someone with a child that has this? Could you give me a little insit to maybe what would happen or what i should be looking for exactly?? I need help n have no idea what to do the doctors wont listen to me and i am at the end of my rope!View Thread
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE EFFECTS WITH THE ABILIFY TABLETS, AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME TO...
Posted by An_215635
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED SIDE EFFECTS WITH THE ABILIFY TABLETS, AND HOW DID YOU OVERCOME TO THE SIDE EFFECTS. MY SON JUST GOT OUT THE HOSPITAL AND THEY GAVE HIM ABILIFY 10 MGS FOR EZCHISOFRENIA? DOES ANYDODY KNOW HOW TO CONTRAREST THE SIDES EFFECTS LIKE CRAMPS IN HIS LEGS, TARDIVE DYSKINESIA, AND AGITATION? I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THIS DOCTORS MISTREATING MY SON AND GIVING HIM MEDICATIONS WITH-OUT ANY REAL DIAGNOSIS AND NOT GIVING HIM ANY INSTRUCTIONS OR ANY EDUCATION ABOUT TERRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS THIS MEDICATION CAN GIVE YOU. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT CAN I DO? SOLYLUNA2377View Thread
I have a friend who swears all of his paranoid delusions are real, and that anyone who doesn't see things as he does is not facing reality or doesn't want to deal with reality. He feels that there aren't different realities, just his.
my sister was perfectly okay 10 days back..suddenly some of her friends told her things which were very...
Posted by An_215634
my sister was perfectly okay 10 days back..suddenly some of her friends told her things which were very personal to her and were not supposed to be known to them..these facts came like a shock..she is completely lost and is not talking sense..she believes someday cops might come and take her..she thinks she has put her parents and family in shame..she only talks and thinks negative..i seriously want to know what kind of behaviour from the family might help..please help..View Thread
I'm afraid my father is schizophrenic, many other people in my family are worried about this to. However he...
Posted by An_215633
I'm afraid my father is schizophrenic, many other people in my family are worried about this to. However he refuses to see a doctor. I'm afraid for his safety and, also I'm afraid I will develop schizophrenia as well. How can I find out if my father has schizophrenia, and how do I know if I will develop it?View Thread
I was wondering if people's delusions where generally the same or they varied, where completely different. I'm wondering this because the delusions (voices) that I have tend to revolve a lot around what seems to be a kind of male god or female goddess. These delusions sometimes seem to be acting in the form of religious icons like Jesus Christ or the Virgin Mary, sometimes the devil and some unknown female entity. So there is a religious theme.
I also hear voices that are different, as if they were coming from different people, sometimes people I've heard before or completely strange voices and say things like "he's sick" as if I suffered from some kind of dissociative personality disorder not in the sense that I may need medicine.
The thing is that a lot more is going on, but what I have pointed out is like the general theme and the idea is that when the voices speak they seem to be talking about you, sometimes like gossip or something or trying to give orders.
I was just wondering if this is the general theme of the delusions people had. Also, this may seem kind of dumb but when I started hearing voices I would hear voices making comments that I was being "too gay" and that I was noticing things in my surroundings that I shouldn't. I also sometimes hear voices that put me down and scream something that sounds like "oy."
PS: On a side note, sometimes I hear a voice that sounds like a whisper next to my ear or inside my head that triggers something inside my head to move towards the back like when I'm trying to concentrate. So the activity going on in my frontal lobe area decreases at that time. I'm also ambidextrous. I was just describing what I feel physically.View Thread
Hi I have a question with how to proceed with this patient (my grandma). She is going to see an optomitrist (relative) soon and I would like to fully disclose everything to her.
Hallucination: She has a few occurances of waking up in the middle of the night and telling my grandpa a woman and a child are in the room, looking for money in the closet. This woman and child tends to reappear. She tells her daughters that grandpa is having an affair. It is never a man. She has said someone is at the door once, while looking at a white column inside my house.
She carries her money everywhere she goes now, and scared that someone is out to rob her.
Background: i) She fell down the stairs once 10 years ago and hit her head. Doctors found nothing wrong back then, or now (1 year ago) with scans.
ii) She recently had a cataract surgery (no has been done scan post surgery), but she had hallucinations before surgery
iii) She saw a psychologist but psychologist determined that she had good memory, IQ and math skills. Tho, grandpa says she doesn't take the prescribed medication. (Why would there be medication if the psychologist says theres no problems). Nonetheless, she refuses to take the medication. So I don't know if he's giving the full story. Grandpa doesn't want to be sent to a nursing home. Grandma doesn't mind.
iv) Sleep problems at night.
v) She doesn't get out of the house except twice a week to visit her daughters and watches tv for the remainder of time.
vi) I was away for 3 years to come back and see her less sociable, and constantly saying the same warnings about society and people.
Based on my limited research, the following topics may apply? Entoptic hallucinations, Charles Bonnet syndrome
I appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks in advance.View Thread
I have a question. This morning I suddenly woke up with difficulty in concentrating, it feels like if my mind...
Posted by An_215630
I have a question. This morning I suddenly woke up with difficulty in concentrating, it feels like if my mind is going.
Last night I was laying in my room and the television was on in the living room. I kept hearing voices of people telling me to leave the country and putting me down. I tried to get rest but it felt like the voices were playing with my head; everything I heard caused a change in my brain like if it were putty.
This morning I suddenly woke up and I am having trouble concentrating. I have not been on medication for several months because I felt that it affected my concentration and I thought I would take my chances going at it alone, but the torment is absolutely ridiculous.
I am wondering if anyone can suggest some kind of meds or supplements to help with this problem of not being able to concentrate. I am concerned because I had started college (Cal State Los Angeles) when the voices suddenly started and I had to leave school because my performance in classes were suddenly affected.
I want to make it through school but the voices are a constant problem, they don't let me think. So any suggestions? Thank you.View Thread
Hello, I am seeing a psychologist. I'm about to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. I am not currently in a psychotic phase. But I do have trouble with making decisions, concentration, disorganized thoughts, memory, and initiating and completing tasks. My doctor wants me to take Zyprexa. I am really afraid of all antipsychotic medication. I'm wondering if I'm bad off enough to have to go on it. Will it really improve my quality of life, or make it worse? I'm on Paxil now for depression, it doesn't seem to help with the other symptoms. Advice?View Thread
I have been hearing voices since 2007 or at least that's when I became aware of it. It's now 2010. Among the things that I hear from these unknown voices is to leave certain places like my city, the state or even the country because according to them "I'm in Hell...".
The thing that I can say about this is just ask the question, what does everyone think about constantly being bombarded with annoying, prankster-like, amateurish voices that you can't tell where they are coming from EVERYWHERE YOU GO, like being in the middle of a party you just crashed in which you weren't invited?
I tend to cope with this by either taking medication, which sedates me and makes me really tired, affecting my concentration or by being by myself without any outside interference like a loud TV or radio playing in the background because I also hear voices from those sources.
I believe that this is caused by changes in the brain and science can prove that, but I think that there is more to it than that.
In 2007 I was working in a department store, so I started making eye contact with people as a habit. A few months later I had a huge seizure at home that knocked me out. I was left with feelings of hopelessness and anxiety attacks that lasted several months. I think that the habit of making casual eye contact at work eventually caused the seizure. I also started hearing voices and insulting slang words whenever I would look at anyone in public by something that I can't see and from strangers, which was shocking to me and it took a while to learn to deal with it.
I don't know if this illness came to me as a result of working with the public or from something within me that caused it.
I'm also ambidextrous and I notice that the voices get louder and more menacing whenever I use my left hand. I also had a one time confrontation at work with someone and a few months later the seizure and the voices that have persisted to this day, 2007 to 2010.
I was once casually asked by my doctor in the second meeting I had with him out of the blue if I had ever had a problem with anyone at work without me mentioning to him I once had, not sure why he would ask such a question or what does that have to do with me hearing voices.
Something I didn't tell my doctor was that everything I started hearing at work was work related and to do with my life at the point. Would like to hear from other people who are going through stuff like this and what they think caused it.
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