Hi guys, Im 29 years old male and I’ve been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia for nearly 10 years. I would like to make some friends here.
It started when I had auditary hallucinations which kept repeating words and certain phrases like a kind of impetus or command-type. I also became very suspicious that people were talking about me and there were secret agents of a company sent to assassinate my mind. (I know, its pure fantasy and delusions, but that was how I was at that time)
Drugs-wise, I was on haloperidol for the longest time, which was horrible and made me all zombified, then olanzapine which made me put on 20kg. Recent two years more or less stabilised on Stelazine (generic trifluoperazine) and some Trazadone for the negative effects of schizophrenia and depression.
I have been in and out of hospital nearly 30 times over the past 10 years, mostly because I would go off my meds. I am currently suffering withdrawal symptoms of Stelazine and Trazadone as I have asked the doctor to cut the dosage for me because of restlessness and nausea. Stelazine withdrawal makes me nervous and agitated while Trazadone withdrawal causes insomnia.
Are there any other paranoid schizophrenics out there who would like to make a friend, or anyone who can identify with my life story please do talk to me =) Cheers and wishing everyone all the best