Hi, I’ve only recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia and being a teenager I feel very alone and it’s very difficult to deal with having no one who is going through something similar, is there anyone who is young and has been diagnosed? x
I’m sorry man. It is rough. I got sick at 21 or 22. I hope you find somebody. I feel for you.
@John_Raven is a teenager
@Sardonic is 19
Yeah it is rough I’ve just turned 16 and got officially diagnosed it’s very lonely as I have lost all of my friends and cant go to school anymore
Yes, I’ve had symptoms since I was 14 (when I started high school). They weren’t sure what was wrong with me until I started having more intense hallucinations and delusions at age 18 during my senior year of high school. It’s okay, not the end of the world. Build yourself a good support system, comprised of teachers, principals, counsellors, family menbers, and friends. This will make life a hell of a lot easier.
How old are you, by the way?
I first got sick at 14, but I’m 30 now. Trust me when I say it gets easier. 16 years later, I’m married, I work, I own a house, and I’m in the process of becoming a foster parent! All your goals are still possible. It just might take longer to get there.
I heard things get better after the first 10 years. I’m on year 8. I’m 29. I heard things get really good about 40-50 years old.
My first year in high school was cut short. I had a medical leave of absence and stayed home all year. I graduated in 5 years.
I’m 16 I started getting symptoms when I was really young but I had a my first episode when I was 14
Sometimes it just feels impossible I’ve not went anywhere apart from to see the psychiatrist in months
It seems like such a long time I feel hopeless with just getting really ill just before my exams
How are you adjusting to the meds? Maybe try latuda or vralyar or abilify?
I’m on 250mg a day and I’m not feeling anything at all I’ve not had any of the side affects either
What meds are you on?
I’m on quetiapine
Oh, same I take 500mg, not a high dose, but it’s all I need as far as antipsychotics go.
I feel like my full world has come crashing down in the blink of an eye I have very minimal control over my body I just need to sit there and and let the voices control everything I do or there will be consequences, what’s everyone’s experience with voices if you dont mind talking about it I know how hard it is I dont talk to anyone about it until I found this forum and just feel like I really need to talk to someone
How long was it until you started feeling even the slightest effect from them