Do you fully believe your delusion thoughts or paranoia? My new dr asked me this and I didn’t know how to answer. Hmm.
Not for many many years. Now I find them ridiculous and somewhat amusing. It’s also embarrassing that I took them seriously at one time.
@ozymandias I feel you. Some of my older delusion thoughts were very obscure and far out there. It is almost embarrassing to me too. The thought had towards others or life or whatever. Eeeeeek.
Don’t be embarrassed. That is a part of being sick, we cannot just tell ourselves that our delusions Don’t make sense, when we are psychotic.
Think of the worst episode of X-Files you saw and then imagine it was directed by Roger Corman on acid. That’s the inside of my head. Edit: All that’s missing is John Boy and the “boob ship” (people of a certain age will remember this).
I do when off meds.
I’m on meds and I fully believe my unusual beliefs.
No, I don’t believe the delusions and paranoia from before I was medicated. My paranoia is low and I don’t have any delusions medicated.
The paranoia is probably the worst for me currently. That clouds my mind pretty much. I believe those thoughts. I don’t understand what a delusion thought is to be honest. Isn’t it the same as paranoia? I mean the meds help though. I don’t go wandering the streets or anything anymore and get stopped by cops and such. I am much better than before.
I’ve let go of my outlandish delusions but they can still arise even when I’m on medication. With that said, I still believe some things are too coincidental or ironic to simply be delusions. I’ve learned the hard way to keep these thoughts to myself. I really do try to fit into society and appear normal while not allowing myself to be vocally persistent on what others don’t believe or care to understand.
Mostly I do. Or maybe half.
I’m not as scared as I use to be but there’s a part that tells me not to walk in tall grass or something will get me
I fully believe them. But I recognize others find my beliefs unbelievable so I’m able to keep my thoughts to myself. My current therapist says that means I have insight. She says I’m not disabled, I just have to work on my self esteem
Yep. What he said.
Sorry if I misunderstand, but does that mean that your meds don’t help you? Or am I wrong?
My meds stop me becoming psychotic and entering a dream world where I’m a danger to myself.
They keep me from being paranoid about everything for no reason.
But I have unusual beliefs, and the meds don’t touch that.
Thank you for explaining. So I understand that the meds help you. I have some delusional thoughts that I find it hard to let go of but I can see that they are unrealistic
Perfect. You, sir, are very wise. That’s the third post of yours I’ve quoted in the last week.
I believe that these voices I hear aren’t something I should have, to me they are real. I just have to believe they are not real like they tell me it’s part of the psychosis. It’s too strict here to explain what they are to me to get the help that I need to overcome my beliefs by others who over came their own. Instead I get talk to your doctor about it when they never experienced what I go through. So I learned not to expect help from others on what to believe.
No, not anymore. But there are some memories from teenage years (pre sz) that confuse me. That i cant make sense of and may have something to do with abuse.