of course i was unmedicated the first 5 years. but yeah i was diagnosed 9 december’s ago, this coming christmas season will be my 10 year anniversary of being diagnosed schizophrenic, which has now been changed to schizoaffective bipolar type.
i was in the hospital for christmas that year i remember, missed all the holidays, didn’t get out of hospital until march or april.
they prescribed me meds of course, but i wouldn’t take them. risperdal was the first med i was prescribed. now on invega,
the first 5 years flew by, but ever since i found this forum, my days tend to drag, and i spend alot of time on the couch instead of trying to hike 2000 miles to california lol.
I got my bipolar dx 10 years ago. Time Flys 🪰
You made it!!
I’m just wondering how you remember your anniversary myself. I’m not even sure of the exact year I was diagnosed, let alone the month. I was too preoccupied with my delusions to pay attention to the date I guess.
well i remember it was around christmas and i know i just turned 27 that november. and this november i will be 37, i had to go back and retrack when i wanted to open an ABLE account, but realized i wasn’t diagnosed until age 27 not before my 26th birthday to be eligible.
also i remember the baltimore ravens won the superbowl while i was in hospital, which was in february 2012
i lost all track of time… i don’t remember when i was first in psych ward and such. I know it’s been a long time but i don’t know how long if i don’t check the papers from the psych ward. i think it’s been like 10 years too…