Well you seem to realize that it’s a delusion…that’s half of the battle. I still had delusions after being diagnosed and taking three psych classes in college, I had insight and knew I was schizophrenic but still honestly believed in delusions…I would go back and forth thinking they were just delusions or that they had to be true due to the “evidence” my hallucinations presented to me. But to answer your question, find a place you consider safe and spend alot of time there. I thought my house was bugged so I would go to friends places and we would drink there. It was amazing feeling, I felt free and I was effectively self-medicating, alcohol is a major tranquilizer in high doses. Just take meds, don’t start drinking like I did. Don’t ask yourself how to get protection from “them”, ask yourself if you are 100% sure that there is a “them” and then ask yourself why they havent just killed you already.
I was super paranoid and very delusional and I had tons of auditory and perceptual hallucinations…I call perceptual hallucinations when you see and hear real people do things that they didn’t actually do…like people would tell me to my face that I had gangs after me or that I was on tv.
Now my meds have me symptom free…I really just want to tell you to try meds until you find the ones that work for you. It takes trial and error, everyone reacts a little differently to each antipsychotic…for example, Latuda made me worse…go figure, some people on these forums take it and it works for them. The same goes for Geodon, which works well for me but just makes some people worse!