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How was your life before you get schizophrenia?


#1

I really miss my life before i get ill so much. I still remember almost everything and realize schizophrenia cost me badly. I lose almost everything, my great job, my health, my friends, etc…
how was your life before you get schizophrenia?
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#2

Can’t really say much about it. I was diagnosed at age 12, and don’t have many memories of being a kid.


#3

I was very motivated, a hard worker. I was going somewhere. But I just took a different path and will still find myself “somewhere”. No use in thinking “what if” at this point. Just got to make do with the hand dealt.


#4

I miss my life too. Got ill in 2010. I was a boss and did a great job. I had such a fun job. I loved it. Then my brain decided to crash completely. I forgot everything, even how to cook simple meals.

I made a fool out of myself. I got my co workers tangled into my paranoid thoughts. But I’m back on my old company doing mindless floor job. Body work instead of brain work.


#5

Depression mainly. Still can’t figure out how my parents didn’t get me help a long time ago.


#6

I was a software engineer and fairly gregarious. Travelled on my own in south america and asia. Lucky that i was diagnosed in
My mid 20s


#7

I count the first time I got sick at the age of 15, though I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 28. Life wasn’t bad. I was popular. I was into the sport of wrestling. But then I became prey to the most intense fears. I’d sit in class so scared I was sure something had to break inside me. It was extremely unpleasant.


#8

I was quite successful before the diagnosis. I was working at a university and was popular among the students. I was promoted to a high position and was envied by my colleagues. Now I lost my job and most of the friends.


#9

I had done pretty good as a manager and haircutter for almost 10 years, but I knew I was just faking it, and every day was getting harder and harder to keep myself from unraveling.
After a series of events left me more traumatized than all my years growing up, I finally gave up and wen’t into my own little world.


#10

My parents swear my melt down at age 5 was my first psychotic break. I was out of my head by the time I was 15.

I have some great child hood memories… but I also didn’t know myself before I got this illness.


#11

My childhood sucked. My teens sucked. My early twenties sucked. I thought I was having fun before my SZ, but much of it was just the booze and the drugs twisting things. Turns out that there wasn’t much to brag about. The life I have now with SZ is actually pretty good compared to what I had.

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#12

it was good.had my wife and son and a job and a circle of friends.after sz wife died son moved away and lost a lot but not all my friends.just gotta carry on ,one day at a time and all that razmattaz.


#13

It was fearless bliss compared to what I go through now. Lots of marihuana use and drinking lots of friends and hard work. I was in line to become a GM for jimmy johns. Unfortunately I had a mental breakdown and I still have voices and feel like everyone is telepathic. It is changing me, for a short while I was worse off because of the content of the sz, but now I’m doing better on at least a psychological level. I’m working to reduce the impulsivity of my thoughts in order to get better control of this virtual telepathy. Trying to create a clean mind. I was in the gutter there for a while, but that is their fault if they really are telepathic. Still waiting on the voices to stop.


#14

Life was not the best before, i had been in trouble with the law quite a bit and leading up to diagnosis i was adamant that i could control fate and needed just to be free and live.


#15

My life was great before sz. I had a lot of friends. I used to work hard and play hard. I got into trouble a couple of times for driving under the influence. I got fined but fortunately I didn’t lost my license. I got engaged three times. The third time I got married for two and a half years. I was branch manager of a large security company. I had 500+ people working under me. I had a large house and two townhouses. I had troubles in my marriage and I gave up my job, sold all the property and got divorced all at one time. I then got a job again at the same company and worked for another 5 years as a project manager before I got diagnosed. I worked for a further 2 years after my diagnosis as an admin manager but was then medically boarded because I couldn’t cope with the sz.


#16

I had a lot of panicdisorder/depression/hyperactivity as a kid - coming from on over emotional family did not help my situation


#17

My life was awesome, or so it seemed.

I was so ignorant of the world that i felt as though i were in some wonderful place. That was the best part actually. The feelings from my ignorance and blindness to the situation were enormously wonderful, i was so happy back then.

In reality it was kind of eh.


#18

I was an amateur astronomer in my teens before I got sick, I wanted to study to become a professional astronomer. Then I started getting sick and it all went down.


#19

I was a street husteler making tons of money( no drugs involved) i was active had too many friends, i was alcoholic and slowly i withdraw from everyone, thats when i realized something is wrong in my head, i was put on medication and became stupid. I am glad that i got used to this medication, i got some of my intelegence back.


#20

I liked my life before I became sz. I had friends a girlfriend and I really though my life was going somewhere. Now im 38 and still live at home with my parents. SZ really did rune my life. I wish I could get out from underneath this but its so hard. I am doing better now and want to become a semi truck driver but everyone is against me on this one. I dont know what to do.