It makes me a little sad that there hasn’t been much action in this section. I think this is a great idea.
So I was thinking about how I pull out of a delusion. It’s not easy and there are a few that haven’t left me no matter how hard I try. When I’m not tired and my meds are just right and I’m having a good day, I can function around this delusion. But when I’m tired and stressed this delusion comes right back. So number one… I have to pay attention to what is happening around me.
If there is a lot of people around or my anxiety is amping up and I hear this delusion come out of my mouth then I know I have to go away.
For some of my lesser delusions I swallow my pride and ask my family if they remember anything like this happening. If it sounds beyond the realm of possibility it just might be.
I also have to realize that my delusions will follow my voices. The two play off each other. So if my voices start telling me it’s all true, I have an easier time not believing them. But managing voices is a different story.
So what do others specifically do to try and fight off the delusion?