Or did you develop your illness in a very short amount of time?
Personally, I could feel myself slipping during my freshman year of college (10 years ago…wow). I had no idea what was wrong, but I knew something wasn’t right. I started isolating myself, boozing heavily, having delusions, and was quite the conspiracy theorist. I never put 2 and 2 together, so I lived like this for the longest time till I had an actual psychotic break. It’s weird looking back now, at how I was during what I learned was my prodromal phase.