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I have been without symptoms for 2 months.
It was unbelievable.
Now I have symptoms again.
I am just negative symptoms have no motivation but no positive symptoms
I do really well with symptoms. They aren’t too pronounced on the meds but under stress I get a bit more symptomatic.
So. I don’t work for a living and live on the pension. Ie government benefits but I make a great life by volunteering.
Plenty of other people deal with symptoms and lead great lives…it really is possible if you hang out here enough.
Not without symptoms by far
I have periods with no positive symptoms at all. During pms time i often have issues, but last time wasnt too bad. And when something scary happens, I get very paranoid at times.
Today i feel okay and completely without symptoms though.
I guess i take things day by day and i am happy with good moments.
I don’t have a lot of symptoms at the moment, but I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% symptom free.
I am doing a hell of a lot better than I was a year ago, though
In October last year I was described as being mostly in remission with some breakthrough psychosis . That would be some paranoia and functional hallucinations .
On the negative side it’s hard to separate the sz from the ASD. I have little ambition. I’m quite socially withdrawn.Emotionally rather flat.
my positive symptoms are nearly all gone… i get symptoms more when i get stressed but i try to not get stressed and that helps.
I do have negative and cognitive symptoms though
I had increasingly severe symptoms last year and a complete breakdown in December. Hospitalised in January and now going through a very good patch. Virtually no symptoms. No voices, no depression, low anxiety… But sometimes I feel Alien in background suggesting horrible thoughts…only a tiny suggestion but he’s there as usual
Have no symptoms currently other than little anxiety
since 2010 ive developed peace of mind…its magic
I have been functioning mostly normally for the last 10 years or so while on .5-1mg of haldol. I have worked and traveled the world and am currently living abroad. Sometimes I experiment with going off my medicine for a week or so but quickly realize that I do not feel well without it although I am yet to go into another psychosis.
No symptoms here but some side effects from medication. fair trade?
I got the infinite past life thing all the time. That’s it. And negative and cognitive symptoms that never go away at all. In 10 years, I have had no positive symptoms except some delusions and paranoia. I self-medicate with energy drinks, which is probably why I haven’t recovered because the meds don’t work/cancel out.
90% free of symptoms except I have several delusions.
But I have REALLY BAD depression. My depression is so severe that I’m constantly hating myself or thinking about suicide.
That said, psychosis is not really there but I have really really horrible depression.
I just get paranoid at the moment. Not really sure if it’s even really a symptom.
Basically unmedicated I am a nutcase, and a danger to myself - so on that basis, sure I am symptom free
I’m symptom free as long as I’m not stressed out. I got schizophrenia in 1996 when I was 20. My psychosis was very severe. The doctors told my mom I’d have to be institutionalized and there was very little chance I’d recover.
I spent 10 years in the workforce and had to learn how to cope with my illness. I learned to hide it well. I did a lot of soul searching while working. Working helped me with my communication skills. It also helped me distinguish what was real and what wasn’t.
I also taught myself how to play chess. Chess helps with planning and memory. Every night I’d come home from work and play chess.
I rarely have hallucinations and I’ve overcome the worst of my delusions. Although I still have paranoia and a hard time trusting people. I’ve built a wall around myself and I don’t let many people in.
I had a lot of bad stuff happen to me when I was young. I walked a thin line between prison and death. I was on drugs and took everything to the extreme. I wronged a lot of poeple and a lot of people wronged me.
I have a couple close friends and that’s it.
I have zero positive symptoms as far as I can tell. I still have negative symptoms though.
I’m symptom free since I got out of hospital 7 months ago (I had gone off medication, bad idea!)