I know I have psychosis but I’m beginning to think that I don’t have schizoaffective disorder I don’t think my “mania” is definitely psychosis but do I need the lamictal or the Wellbutrin I know i need haldol I’m just wondering what everyone else agrees I do get a lot of grandiose delusions I thought I could cure cancer and thought I was a professional wrestler who had “millions” of fans idk i might be wrong I might continue with my meds
For more context my therapist has seen me where I was supposedly “manic” I might of just been happy he thinks I have schizoaffective disorder
Having serious doubts your illness is real is common in schizophrenia. I really can’t say if you’re schizoaffective or not because I don’t know. Maybe think back to prior hospitalizations or think back to when you were suffering the worst and ask yourself, “Did that really happen or did I just imagine it?” That might be your answer.
If a psychiatrist diagnosed you and thought from talking to you and observing you that you need meds that might be a clue that it’s real.
Well one time i thought I could cure cancer and the world felt magical and I’ve had times where I felt magical and thought I was a professional wrestler that’s why I don’t doubt the schizophrenia part I supposedly get a lot of “hypomania” idk I missed a dose of lamictal and I’m ok I don’t recommend others do it tho
Also I forgot to mention I have been hospitalized for supposedly “mania” and also I know I actually have depression episodes a lot of them and was hospitalized because of depression I’ve been hospitalized about 14 times in my life
That’s my point. They usually have good reasons when they hospitalize someone.
Unfortunately they did during my supposed “manic episode” I was taken to the hospital in a police car in handcuffs and during my depression and psychosis episodes I get suicidal I got out of inpatient a month ago because I was paranoid depressed and suicidal so maybe idk that’s why I reached out for other’s opinions
Years ago, I went through periods where I doubted I was really sick. Which seems ridiculous now looking back because I spent a year of intense suffering in a group home when I first got diagnosed followed by 8 months of even more suffering in the hospital. I can’t just pretend those things didn’t happen. I’ve recovered a lot since then but I’m really ill.
Yeah I keep getting the idea and last time I quit all my meds I had a severe idk what to call it supposedly it was a “mixed episode” it was the worst experience of my life I still had the grandiose thoughts but I wanted to die I had such bad anxiety and I had a ton of energy and my dad had to restrain me I guess your probably right and I shoul continue with my meds
It would probably be the smartest thing to do.