Hey, first off I’ve not been professionally diagnosed with schizophrenia, but the closest thing I could find to my experiences was paranoid schizophrenia so I figured I’d post here to get some input from you guys. I think I have the right section here, if not then I apologise!
Recently I’ve been getting incredibly paranoid with seemingly no reason for it. Often when I walk around alone I just feel like someone, somewhere is watching me and I often end up looking around to make sure they aren’t, or even in busy streets I find that I feel like everyone is looking at me when in reality it would appear that they’re not. When I switch to a different room even in my own house I often look around the room for anything suspicious, and peek out the window to see if there’s anything out there before I do whatever I went into the room to do.
On top of this I’ve been experiencing some audible hallucination, but they normally occur as I’m in bed falling asleep so I’m not certain if that’s just part of me falling asleep. I’ve also had occasional visual hallucinations in my peripheral vision that upon turning round have not been there. In my entire life I’ve only ever had one full hallucination that I can clearly remember. I was out in my back garden as a child and I remember seeing a strange man standing at the kitchen window just staring out at me, and I know it wasn’t a real person as the only people home were me and my mother, and she was out with me. That lasted at least 5 seconds, most likely more though, in clear sight before I turned and he was gone.
If anyone could give me some input on these experiences it would be greatly appreciated.
I should also note that I have an appointment booked with a GP for an unrelated matter next Thursday so I’ll probably bring it up with him then.