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Paranoid Schizophrenia

The more I fight it the worse it gets. I convince people its bipolar then its schizoaffective. My psychiatrist said I have schizophrenia and that its not bipolar or schizoaffective…

its confusing, I do sometimes get sad or depressed. I think thats why Abilify has helped the most it stops the depression and the paranoia at the same time. The main reason when the illness started was the paranoia and persecution delusions. I thought my dad was the FBI or some gov. agents that people had clones all the same things people have delusions about with schizophrenia. I have been doing well but since the Pandemic and isolation it seems i can feel that its coming back, or maybe I am just able to acknowledge and accept that these are symptoms I have had. I also dealt with depersonalization or the feeling of having no mind no conscience. I am fighting this disease when I get better i seem normal. Its so painful. I need someone else to acknowledge how well Im doing not deny that I have ever had schizophrenia as much as I would love to be free of this.

If sarcosine could cure schizophrenia I would do that and go off the Aristada but i think Im fooling myself I wonder if its even worth buying sarcosine Im considering it though.

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Sarcosine is meant for treating the negative and cognitive effects of Schizophrenia only. It will not help you with the positive symptoms.

That being said, I tried Sarcosine and the effects were mild at best. I stopped taking it because I did not think it was having a significant enough impact on my negatives. You are perfectly free to try it…and it may even help your negatives but it is certainly no cure for schizophrenia.

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You have the option of a second opinion, from another psychiatrist.
It’s actually a good thing to have no mood disorder, only schizophrenia.

I’m not quite sure why you are seeking a diagnosis of schizoaffective, other than you believe you have symptoms of the mood disorder, as well as schizophrenia, but your current pdoc doesn’t believe so.

He could be incorrect, or you could be incorrect.
Which is why I said you may want to get a second opinion.