We really did have a great time, good music, food, conversation and plenty of cold beer, and they noted how much better I seemed compared to previous encounters, but I did feel several times that they were not real at all, perhaps even demons in disguise, although I discarded this thought immediately because I loved them too much for that. Is this borderline psychosis or just anxiety/dissociation?
I guess it depends how much you believe in those ideas. Usually during psychosis we have a conviction that our ideas are true.
I believe and not believe in them at the same time, I’m never completely overtaken by my beliefs.
I think it’s just the beginning of psychosis. You may or may not need a med adjustment
Weird feelings are not psychosis if you have insight, I had them too.
I’ve been off meds for a few months now, and I seem to be improving in some regards, so I really don’t know.
But I always have insight, so how can I’ve ever been psychotic?
If you’re off meds then I definitely think you’re slipping into psychosis. You should tell your pdoc
Do other people like your family and doctors also believe this?
To momentarily ‘believe’ these random thoughts is one thing. To believe them all the time is another which is psychosis.
If you find these thoughts come more and more often , and for longer periods of time then I’d worry.
A brief flicker of ‘madness’ can be seen as divine light. To live your life with this completely will make people see you in the light of madness. I’d say you were delusional.
You came up with philosophical theories to prove your case, which you seem to be unable to disprove or get others to disprove. It is not ‘normal’ to think this way, so beware of your own sanity.
Just continue to function in normal society because that is what really counts…As long as you can do that then if you have bizarre thoughts then so what!?! I wouldn’t rush to meds if you can function without them imho, but you are not likely to get much approval on this site for that opinion.
I’ve never been without insight, but my doctor thinks I’m exceptionally good at double book-keeping, but I struggle to accept this explanation. I mean, part of me does believe all the time that other people are not real, and that we, or rather I live in a demonic simulation. I’ve shared my theology with my friends and they were decent enough about it.
I appeared quite normal to them, except when I shared my theories. My ‘psychosis’ is so mild is not even worthy of the name.
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