I haven’t posted here on schizophrenia.com in a while, and I figured that I’d post a message here to let all of you know that I may be posting again, even if it’s just a post here and there. A lot of you probably don’t recognize my username, but I used to post on the old forums under another username. I have a psychotic disorder that I think was likely brought on (at least in part) by a medication combination that I took for my chronic fatigue, which I previously thought to be a depressive disorder.
Unlike many of you here, I don’t experience fully-formed voice hallucinations, but I hear sounds that nobody else seems to hear, experience what I call auditory “pseudohallucinations” that seem to come from inside my head, experience what I think are best described as visual illusions or dysperceptions, and also experience ideas of reference (which would include thinking that songs on the radio are about me or are God’s way of trying to send certain messages to me). Fortunately, most of the symptoms that I’ve described are under control with the antipsychotic medication (Abilify) that I take.
Unlike my psychotic disorder, my chronic fatigue seems to be largely resistant to treatment, although I’m taking a supplement right now that seems to be helping for the time being. And that seems to be the story with me a lot. I keep trying dietary supplements in hopes that something will have a lasting impact on my fatigue, my difficulty concentrating, and my excessive sleep, but all of the supplement seem to lose their benefits, and that’s assuming that they produce benefits to begin with.
So, anyway, that’s a little bit about me, for anybody who wants to know who this “shadow2000” person is. I don’t know how much I’ll be posting, but I think it’s likely that you’ll see me use the “like” button quite a bit.