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What's the hardest part of this illness for you?


#1

For me the hardest part is paranoia or not telling reality from fiction


#2

Yeah paranoia for me too. And the rabbit holes of thought my brain runs down when paranoid.


#3

Not knowing what may happen tomorrow;
that makes this condition most difficult for me.


#4

The non-motivation. Avolition in general.


#5

The delusions. They creep up on me until I start obeying.


#6

Yeah, I feel you


#7

Paranoia and anxiety


#8

It’s hard to pick just one, and they change day to day.

But if I had to pick one, I would say the delusions, it’s hard to live a normal life when you have to constantly reality check that what you think is going on is real.

A close second is the voices, they pick on me and destroy any form of self esteem


#9

It’s the whole package - everything!


#10

Knowing what I used to be able to do, what I can’t do now, and what I’ve lost.


#11

The never ending paranoia…


#12

I would have to say it’s a toss-up between the paranoia and the mixed episodes where i’m agitated and suicidal.


#13

Fiction vs reality. Yup.


#14

I have lost out on things in life because of this illness. I have not got married or had children that is hard for me and I’m currently living with my mum. This is hard for me. I feel I should be like the majority of my peers (married with kids and living independently with a job)


#15

Not being able to compete with the rest of the universe on an equal footing. I didn’t really stand a chance till I got diagnosed and on the pills. That was late for me and a lot of wasted years!


#16

Seeing how normal other peoples lives are, it is like I forget after being on my own. I get jealous just seeing people hold hands.


#17

Hardest part for me is thought broadcasting. The feeling that I am being judged by every little thought that I have, since bad thoughts lead to people around me talking about negative stuff, apparently.


#18

Not being able to work.


#19

I agree with @Shmookitty.
… The never ending paranoia.


#20

suicidal ideations