I think it’s unusual because most people aren’t self-aware
I don’t think it’s a black and white situation. Less usual, maybe. Have you told anyone, regarding the delusions?
Yes I told about them in Feb 2020 to a doctor who chose to admit me to a ward (but only for a day)
I can feel when im about to be delusional: mild hallucinations and being midly paranoid. You can usually go pass it and dont become fully delusional, but sometimes you become delusional
I’ve never hallucinated if those ”hearing your name called” stuff arent real hallus
I just tend to notice when I’m being paranoid
Ahhh, I see. Im on 15mg of abiify now. I used to be aware of being watched and listened to by anything with a screen. It impacted everything. At the moment I am aware of it, but don’t let it hold significance or importance in my life.
Sometimes I get the feeling of being observed just when I see a shiny surface. But, I am able to push the thought away.
It’s a good think to be aware. I’ve been warned that I won’t always retain the ability to be aware though, by my GP.
Is the abilify working for u? I’m on the injection
Yeah it is in a way because I knew very little about psychosis until it was almost completely there
Yes, it’s having a positive effect. I have been on 30mg before, which carried too many side effects.
I tried to explain to my old therapist, it’s like I’m bilingual. I have a lot of words that don’t get shared. Theres stuff going on, but I know people don’t agree.
On haldol i barely have suspicious thoughts. I rarely become weireded out a bit, but dont get the intense feeling of fear anymore
When they put me on antidepressants , I became aware of psychosis but lost all insight as time went on.
i gues some are aware of it and others aren’t. I know i wasn’t aware of it and it took a lot of years till they send me to the psych ward first time and they dx-ed me there. But it took a long time to accept the dx and realise something was really wrong.
At the beginning I am always aware of psychosis but the more I go without meds the more I lose that awareness and get deeper in my delusions.
I was aware of mine. Made it really hard to get help, because I kept being told that “if I thought I had psychosis, it meant that I didn’t have psychosis”. I had to get really bad before pdocs started to believe me
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