I learned I had the illness when one day I got in the car, I turned on the radio, and the radio was broadcasting about me. Every caller that called in was talking about me. Then I turned on the TV when I got home and everyone was talking about me. It was the most scariest sh#t I’ve experienced in my life. I still can’t tell if it is real or not but that was a scary experience.
You’re deep in the Truman show delusion. Can’t will yourself out. Only options are meds and some supplements (like Amyloban), maybe PEMF and something else I won’t mention until I have more info.
It took me quite awhile for me to accept that I had Schizophrenia. It took involuntary invega injections to clear my head before I accepted it.
I knew other szs and found myself like them. Just today, I thought the light in my room was blinking like threatening a power outage but no one else noticed anything wrong. That’s when I have to doubt myself. It makes me not want to be alone.
Everyone was telling me my way of thinking was off and I got sent to hospital and they told me there
What were you experiencing that made you think you may have had it?
Millions of different things…paranoia about food poisoning. Water contamination. Receiving “signs” from my environment that I thought were messages to me…thinking other people were being controlled by outside forces…just a million things. I went through several different episodes before I accepted that I had schizophrenia, so I had lots of bizarre beliefs.
Funny enough I was watching a movie on schiz and convinced myself I had it …then managed to convince my doc at the time
May I ask how long ago when this happened to you. Mine has been approximately 12 years and ongoing ever since.
It made sense. Was always a little different and getting on the meds helped me out a lot. I just became less prone to paranoia and things like racing thoughts. It wasn’t overnight and was a gradual process but it eventually became obvious.
When I started hearing voices basically
I didn’t know I had schizophrenia until a pdoc diagnosed me with it. I breathed a sigh of relief because there was medication that would help. My mom originally insisted that I see a psychiatrist.
Idk, I had weird delusions. I kind of figured I did. Schizophrenia runs in my family. Two of my aunts and one of my cousins also have it. I looked up the symptoms and said that’s it!!
I have been going through this for almost 4 years.
Sorry. Can I ask what kind of medications they are prescribing you?
I was explaining to a clinician about the way I organize my voices so I can keep everyone straight and he diagnosed me with it.
Its right after I attempted suicide where voices told me to kill myself bcz I am God, so I did and ended up nearly dying from liver intoxication Drs told my parents in the emergency. I told the psychiatrist that I am Jesus and he diagnosed me with psychosis which turned into sz after a month where I had another psychosis.
Mines been 11 years and still going, too
I suspected that I might have had sz when I was 17 taking the city bus when my boyfriend asked me to stop the bus. I didn’t know how to stop the bus and became very flustered thinking he could read my thoughts and could tell I was flustered.
When they told me at my first visit to the behavioral health unit… took awhile to sink in