I was officially diagnosed with schizophrenia at 24 but looking back I’m almost positive I’ve been this way since age 8. I have both visual and auditory hallucinations and delusions of all kinds.
Started at around the age of 18/19
Pretty sure I was born with it but drug abuse made it worse.
16 years old
5 years old 15555
16 years old 1515
First heard voices at 12, everything snowballed from there
Wow so many early starters. Mine was 26 or 27
started hallucinating having full blown psychosis at 15
I can remember when I was 13 I thought people used to film me in the bathroom, but nothing really affected me until my first psychotic break when I was 18. Things went downhill pretty quickly after leaving school.
Almost always. I’ve had unusual thoughts since small.
30 years old was when it first started.
30 years old when the hallucinations and delusions started. I’m 35 now. I had some weird beliefs forming and some very minor odd behavior in the years from like 27-30 years of age which were probably podromal. The disease was fierce for two years and then started to fade very gradually. I’m a lot better now than I was then, I was barely coherent at my worst.
I can’t remember a time growing up where I was normal IMO. I felt isolated and insane early on, distanced from all people and started getting hallucinations and voices maybe when I was 7. This trend of I guess schizoid and schizotypal behavior continues today…
I swear it started at around age 6. But, I wasn’t officially diagnosed until the age of 34.
19 year old because of hasjish abuse
I started using cocaine when I was 15 because of the symptoms. There was no peer pressure or anything of the sort, in fact, I sought it out because I didn’t understand what was happening around me and felt the need to escape. My friends were smoking pot (I’m allergic) and I’m snorting coke. Eventually I started cooking it and smoking it instead, just to get the same ‘escape’ feeling. When I was high, I was afraid of “normal” things, like cops. When I wasn’t, I was seeing things and hearing things no one else could, terrified beyond belief. I learned to function using cocaine as a ‘medication’ to manage the craziness in my own mind. I really screwed myself up because I was too embarrassed and self conscious to tell someone I was hallucinating. I was too afraid to admit I was turning into “Her”, my grandmother no one could stand, so I did drugs instead. Worst mistake of my life. My family was so incredibly understanding when they found out I was hallucinating and I was finally diagnosed at 21. Now that I’m clean and can look back even further than 15, I find that there were some now obvious signs of issues well before 15 ever hit.
I was first diagnosed when I was 16.
Preteen after my grandpa died is when looking back I see that I was but didn’t get diagnosed until late 30s.
Diagnosed at 30 first psychotic break at 20