What helped you?

I was diagnosed about two and a half years ago and I’ve been having some issues lately that I don’t know how to deal with to be perfectly honest. Um not to great at asking for help so I don’t really know what to do. I’m trying not to drag my family into this. Is there anyway I could avoid doing that?

What are your issues?

Are you working or taking care of yourself?

SZ is a tough illness. Don’t be afraid to seek help.

I’ve been taking my meds trying to do what I can to keep myself from getting worse but for the past couple of days I can’t tell the difference from reality and my mind. My delusions have been coming back and this constant fear of being watched has started up again. I grew up in a family where everyone keeps their issues to themselves so even doing this is really hard for me. Sorry if i’m being cryptic.

You might need to get out and live a little, you know do some real stuff.

A med adjustment might be in order as well.

I’d try to forget the psychotic scenario when you can. Relax and stay centered. No one is really watching you, you have to find a way to convince your mind of that. Forgetting the scenario and the past experiences makes it easier.

That’s how a lot of people operate. You’ve come to the right place though, people aren’t like on here.

I’ve been trying but they just keep coming back and each time I get worse. My current living scenario isn’t the easiest place to go and do things like I should but at the moment I have nowhere else to go. And to be honest I’m scared. Coming here is the first step I’ve taken to get away from this wall I put around myself and I just don’t know what to do anymore. I hate bringing this up to my family when I do because I feel like their issues are worse then mine.

Do you have any plans in your immediate future?

Sitting indoors all day isn’t the best way to live. With the illness it’s understandable, but I think some fresh a couple times a day is a must. At least for me.

It’s hard to unravel the neurosis behind this illness. You’ve got to feel out the mental pressures and work to eliminate their influence. Recognize and write off.

Wish I could be of more help.

This bad patch you’re in will pass. People hit bad stretches a lot on here, most of the time they pass pretty quickly.

I don’t go out of my way to talk about my illness in real life any more. These people don’t have the illness and really have no idea how to help any way.

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Thank You for trying to help. I’m just lost as to what to do anymore. The meds help then they stop I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster the past two years I don’t even know if the meds are helping me or making it worse anymore.

Ultimately you’ve got to destress.

Accepting the situation that you have this illness might help you take your mind off of it.

Put it in its box. Sure it’s there, but you don’t have to pay attention to it.

People adapt and learn to live pretty well with this illness.

I was diagnosed a bit over 2 years ago. I don’t really even know how long I’ve been symptomatic. Augmented memories and whatnot. I don’t really care to know any more. I get the roller coaster analogy. I went from being a manager with a very active life and living out in the country in a huge house… to well 2 years of living at my mothers unable to keep a job or anything like that. So both mentally and in real life terms this illness is a roller coaster.

That’s my problem I need to get out more but I’m afraid of what might happen either while I’m gone or what will happen to me and I know if I go for a walk I won’t come back. I literally hate where I live. But that might be for the best.

I’m sure everything would be fine. If you have a car it might be more comfortable.

I’d go to the grocery store and get a soda or some kind of snack. People in general are pretty harmless.

Thank you for trying to help. I’m tired of living with this I’m 21 I should be happy and enjoying life. But it’s about time this roller coaster ended.

Ah you’re young. You have to forget all the pretense and expectations of what life is supposed to be like. Let go of it all and find yourself and then build from there.

I feel for you though. I caught this at 23. If I had caught it earlier things would have been different.

From what I’ve learned though I was wasting my life before I got sick. Running around chasing highs trying to make friends and impress people.

I’ll be here if you ever need someone to chat with.

I’m tired of fighting. I started hearing voices at the age of 13 the hallucinations started a year later. It’s been one messed up situation after another. I think I’m done.

Thank You for trying.

You’re going to be alright.

What were your voices saying back then?

what do you mean by you think you’re done?

Hey! Stick around for a bit, you’ll see all of us went through something similar or exactly that, maybe that will help you. It sure helped me!

She’s just being dramatic hopefully.

Err or he

Lets hope so.


You’re at a point when you realize you need help but are not too sure if you can accept help.

You need to start with accepting yourself for all your ailments and lack of perfections.

Then trust in someone who has your back. You are not a burden on anyone. People are genuinely good and want to see you get better.


A lot of things helped me over the years… I have read that you want to keep your family out of it…

when I was 21… having some of my family on my side helped a lot… saved my life.

Therapy helps too… coping skills… reality testing… grounding… anxiety management… it can also help…

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.