How do you convince yourself that it’s all a delusion? Do you ever question if you are experiencing a delusion or if it’s real? How long have you had the delusion?
Past delusions, or talking to another person, sleep helps a lot also
How extreme were your past delusions? And when you talk to someone how does that help?
I have no idea. I struggle with this too
What’s your delusion and how long have you had it?
I used to think I could control things, so now to test it… if I’m watching or listening to something I say “stop” and it doesn’t stop… so I know I’m not controlling it.
I have Navy Seals who are following and recording me. They think I’m an agent. They’re waiting for me to make a mistake and then they’ll take me and torture me because they think I work for a foreign government. But I see them for real. They are real and they’re really after me. People also report to them on me. I always know who is in on it. They get people to do that for them. It all started in 2008
I know when I don’t want to get rid of my delusion because I don’t want to tell anyone about it. That way no one can say it’s ridiculous.
I know its hard to believe because it’s hard for me to believe when someone tell me it’s not true, its just a delusion, but I promise you are experiencing a delusion. It is not real. No one is after you.
Well at least you know it’s a delusion.
I have a hard time believing that
No, I really don’t know it’s a delusion because I believe it.
How likely is it that the navy seals will come after a regular woman in this country. Why you? It’s not realistic.
Do you care to share?
They originally thought I worked for the CIA. That’s when they started following me
It’s not real @ZmaGal dont worry. It has been going on for this long and nothing happened yet. That should tell you something.
The navy seals dont even know who you are or that you exist.
I struggle with this a lot…usually it helps when I’m with my partner, who i feel comfortable with, and be as open as possible about what i’m experiencing in that very moment. Sometimes it’s still difficult. Especially if it’s very intense.
Yes it’s not easy.
I have no idea how people can go on believing these impossible things. I believed similar things for a couple years when my disease started, but mostly it was because I didn’t tell anybody about them. When you tell someone about it you instantly realize how crazy what you’re saying sounds. I should probably be more empathetic to people but I just want to shake them and say “nobody is following you!”
There’s not much else I can do. Unfortunately that method has a low success rate, but hey, it worked for me. I just needed to be shaken by other people enough times. That and the medicine probably worked together to end my delusions.
I guess reality checking on my end helped as well. I think a certain amount of recovery over time helps one let go of delusions and paranoia.