How to convince yourself that you are experiencing a delusion?

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Well at least you know it’s a delusion.

I have a hard time believing that

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No, I really don’t know it’s a delusion because I believe it.

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How likely is it that the navy seals will come after a regular woman in this country. Why you? It’s not realistic.

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Do you care to share?

They originally thought I worked for the CIA. That’s when they started following me

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It’s not real @ZmaGal dont worry. It has been going on for this long and nothing happened yet. That should tell you something.

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The navy seals dont even know who you are or that you exist.

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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.

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