How long have you been suffering?

I have been suffering since I was 15 years old. There for I have been suffering for over 18 years.

10 years. My delusions are still there but they aren’t as bad as they were. I never had hallucinations too bad, just delusions.

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10 years! :frowning: 1515@5

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I suffered for two years straight when I first got sick when I was 19-21. Then I became stable. Suffered again 7 years later during a relapse, but not as bad and it didn’t even last a year. Since then I haven’t really suffered. I have bad days and go through some bad, uncomfortable stuff, but no suffering.

I get a break from suffering/stress when I meditate. But, in general, since 2009.

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I am sorry I made a mistake. I have been suffering for 28 years.

IDK, maybe I’m suffering now but just don’t know it. I know I feel a 100% better than I did during those first two years. My life is more about struggle and frustration and cursing the unfairness. But I had a good day today, lol.

Since the big bang.

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14 years with paranoia, but a lifetime with mental illness. I was abused and neglected as a child. And I was suicidal as a teen into my 30s. It hasn’t been an easy road.

32 years since first hospitalization at age 16. It’s been a long road of ups and downs, but I’m proving the doctors wrong. They told my parents that I’d be dead or institutionalized by the time I was 21… it’s come close to both at times, but right now I’m still kicking, living in my own place, and somehow getting thru each day.

Just this evening. I wanted to make a latte but discovered we are out of milk. Too tired to buy more today.

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I have to clean my apartment. I don’t have many responsibilities. I want to drink a cup of coffee and have some chocolate chip cookies. I like to keep my body clean. I can’t work a volunteer job because I’m too nuts. That reminds me, I saw they have Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey :monkey: ice cream at the drug store.

I’ve been suffering for 10 years as well

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Maybe make a thread about not suffering since it is our lot to suffer.

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Breakdown and diagnosis at 23. I am 42 now. There were many good times and the bad times. I am thankful.