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I feel so alone

I am 47 year old woman just diagnosed and have not a single person to talk to, I really need friends, don’t have any left so I am really hoping to meet some here

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Being diagnosed with SZ at 47 is highly irregular!

Pixel.

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Music. Outdoors. The Creator. All help keep me company.

I used to have plenty of friends & family and they never communicate with me anymore, which is fine. Some people just have to work on themselves.

Sometimes loneliness is a good thing too, yeah?

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Yes I know , its crazy, but I am pretty much to blame refusing to seek help, I really just thought I could handle it so I never went to a doctor till a couple months ago when I got so bad I scared myself

I was diagnosed Sz at over 40 years old…

Welcome to the forum, simplyme192! I hope you enjoy your experience here with us!

:slight_smile:

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My daughter taught me that if I want friends,
I’ve got to BE a friend.

Welcome.

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Welcome to the forum.

This place is very friendly and supportive.

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Thanks everyone its great to see I have some ware to turn, I think everyone is out to get me or against me so I don’t leave my house or even my room all that much , I can’t hide anymore lol so I am really working on it

No one is out to get you. I’m sorry but you’re not special or important. No one gets targeted like that for no reason… by anyone. Most of the people in the world Don’t even know you.

I dealt with some of these symptoms right before getting hospitalized.

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@SoitGoes very insightful , I need to know that everyday… I is so hard to figure out what the reality is, I get so confused

What makes you think people are out to get you?

Do you use drugs?

No drugs clean for 13 years, and I don’t know why I think that way I just do , no matter how hard I try I can’t stop my brain from thinking and thinking and thinking, I then become abruptly angry for no apparent reason I am just mad at the world for hateing me

I hope you’re already on meds. It takes some time for the meds to really do it’s magic on positive symptoms. There were times that I also felt that the whole world is out to get me…but if you feel that way it’s time to talk to your pdoc. It takes time to gain insight to know that it is the illness and not people plotting against you. Welcome to the forum. It is a great place to start since you’re newly diagnosed.

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Thought id say hi. Would like to get to know you better. Welcome.

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The world doesn’t hate you.

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I’m like you in that I am 56 and have a hard time finding people to talk to. In my case it is because I have different interests than most of the people around me. I love intellectual conversation, and that isn’t appreciated at the assisted living center where I live. Someone who plays the intellectual dandy is not liked here. I have found that just being present with people, even if I am not talking to them, helps me. Just having people there. I don’t know what your interests are, but you can find a lot of support here. The people on this site can understand your problems in a way that non-sz people can’t. You’re very welcome here.

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Thank u so much I am on meds 3weeks now on risperadol sorry spelling but I am so dizzy and Spinny its hard to function

  1. Get a copy of this book and read it. Have your family read it, too.
    http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Schizophrenia-6th-Edition-Family/dp/0062268856

  2. Get properly diagnosed by a board-certified psychopharmacologist who specializes in the psychotic disorders. (Not some ER doc. The upshots of mis-diagnosis can be fatal.) One can find them at…
    https://psychiatrists.psychologytoday.com/rms/

  3. Work with that p-doc to develop a medication formula that stabilizes your symptoms sufficiently so that you can tackle to the psychotherapy that will disentangle your thinking from reality effectively. The best of the therapies for that currently include…

DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html

  1. the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
    SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
    SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy

  2. or standard CBTs, like…
    REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
    Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
    Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
    Standard CBT – http://www.beckinstitute.org/what-is-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/About-CBT/252/

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thought i would say hi.
this is a great site…it has helped me heaps…
know someone cares . :heart:
take care :alien:

Hi simplyme. Welcome. I THINK everybody is against me. But I KNOW they are not. Many of us on here are just people who you could pass everyday in public and not know we’re sick. You don’t think any of us are against you, do you? Because we are NOT and we can be as typical as anyone you would run into in public. Life is not easy with this disease but it’s possible to give yourself a break and take it on faith that nobody is out to get you. It is the exception rather than the rule.

People act stupidly in public because they think that’s what they’re supposed to do, but if you give them a chance they will take one glance at you and go on their way without singling you out. I’m not saying it’s easy to go out in public but it’s not impossible. Good luck.