Hey, I’m new here, it’s my first post, I’m so afraid, I can’t speak properly because the voices are so loud, this is going to be forever? Thanks for reading me!
Welcome to the forum!
Are you taking any medications?
Medicine and therapy combo have really helped get my symptoms under control.
Welcome to the forum @gessigenezi
Some people recover, and most see improvement. Welcome to the forum. 99% of days I am voice free now.
Welcome to the forum! I’m sorry your voices are overwhelming. Make sure to take your meds and tell your psychiatrist (pdoc) how you’re really doing so he/she can get you on the best meds and dosages for you.
No! It dosent last forever! Mine were like that for a full year before meds quieted them, Iv been where you are. I didn’t think meds could help me at all but I got lucky I hope you do too
Go see a qualified psychiatrist and get evaluated.
Then please take the meds if your doctor prescribes them to you.
You still get some voices admiral?
I cant say I’m 100%, I started hearing things when I was going to sleep a couple of weeks ago. I get pretty unstable some times.
Having schizophrenia isn’t the end of the world. There’s nothing good about schizophrenia but you can still get something out of life and have fun experiences. It just takes time and patience and hard work.
If you stick around here you will see people with schizophrenia who are parents, or some people with schizophrenia go to school or work or travel or live independently or hike or go to movies etc.
My theory is that most people have some kind of potential, you just have to find out what it is. Sometimes other people can see your potential even though you can’t see it in yourself.
You’re going to run into problems your whole life because everybody does. But when things go right, all the suffering you overcame, will make your victories that much sweeter.
Welcome to the forum!
In my experience Schizophrenia is a long, dark, terrible pathway that is unforgiving - there will be times that all you’ll wanna do is lay down in bed and sob all day long
For me there is ‘gaps’ and pockets or small windows of happiness …
Anyway to sum it up take your medicine and go easy on yerself I know how hard this is … I might add, you can find happiness if you stay well and busy but this disorder is ruthless
Best of luck to you
Welcome and I hope you find support and friendship here. Some of the topics can be about feeling bad but there are also many that talk about hope and successes.
How long did it take you? And thanks !!
Thank you!! I feel free here
Thank you, I’m taking quetiapine, haloperidol, clonazepam, and some vitamins, my psychiatrist suggested therapy.
What kind of therapy are you taking?
I was afraid too. Luckily my father found a clinic for me to go to. The social workers and therapists there have been a life saver for me. I had no clue what was wrong with me. It’s been about 2.5 years since my diagnosis. I still have symptoms but not like I did at first.
Hang in there. Take it slow and easy.
I do CBT,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
It helps with my anxiety and delusions.
A long time, it was like 10 years, I started having symptoms when I was 16.
Another thing you might want to try is Psychosocial rehabilitation
Mine started really rough and loud but got a lot calmer a few years in. I still hear things but it isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be, try to hang in there.