I’m getting more concerned about my symptoms. I’ve been struggling for months. I haven’t got an answer yet from local mental health professionals. I tried a couple different places. Basically I’m dealing with anxiety, hearing voices and getting vivid mental images when I try to sleep and bizzare dreams. I get times where I feel better and then the symptoms return. I’m almost 40 and never had anything like this.
There isn’t an exact age. A user here got sz in his 50s and another user at 15y.o.
I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at 38, which is considered late.
Stick with the mental health professionals until you get an answer.
It may not be schizophrenia.
I’ve tried a couple of the main places that are local. There’s not many options for mental health around here. I’m still working and active. I just have trouble sometimes at night.
Try your family doctor. They’re normally the best person. They can hopefully refer you to the right service.
how long has this been happening?
I guess it would depend upon if these things persist for weeks or more.
Off and on for several months. I went to a Psychatric Center for an assessment. They never said anything about the voices. I think cause it’s just when I go to sleep. I’m getting concerned though since it has been going on for awhile.
I think I’ve been told on here those can be hypno-hallucinations
and can happen to anybody. I don’t get them often,
but I do get them. scary as hell.
That’s what I’m getting hypnagogic hallucinations. They aren’t fun.
My symptoms only really started to manifest around 40. I was diagnosed somewhere between 42 or 43. I can’t remember exactly.
I don’t think there is a set age where schizophrenia starts. It varies by individual.
It depends how old you are.
what do you mean by that?
IDK, it seemed funny in my head.
cuz some things in kids they might out grow, but who knows in their twenties.
and I’m hoping I won’t need meds for the rest of my life.
ok. maybe I missed the humor.
22 is the average but I assume under severe pressure anyone can get it.
Usually in your twenty’s or late teens according to statistics, if you want to trust those
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I got sick at 17 because of maruijuanna then from 17 to 21 yrs old I refused to take meds… since 21 I been doing good