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Schizophrenia - September 28th 2012, 10:34 AM

Hello everyone, you're all lovely.

I've got the diagnosis Schizophrenia. I'm afraid people will look at me in a different way.
I've been feeling okay for the past 3 months, but it's getting worse again.
I'm scared. I hate it. And I hate myself.

Is there others out there with the diagnosis? I feel so alone..

I hope you're all okay. I'm sorry I haven't been online lately, I haven't forgot you. I miss you all and I hope you're okay.

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Re: Schizophrenia - September 28th 2012, 11:26 AM

My flatmate has been struggling with schizophrenia since her early teens but only received an accurate diagnosis a year or so ago.

She's absolutely lovely, and if you met her on the street, you wouldn't have a clue. Remember, as with all mental illnesses, except where there is a legal obligation, you don't have to disclose it to anybody. Who you tell is up to you, and those you choose to tell, shouldn't judge you. If they do, then they aren't worth your time basically.

I know schizophrenia is a difficult illness to live with, but it doesn't make you any less of a person. You can still be you. This is just something on the side, like the salsa to improve the chips. Make the most of your differing perception of the world where possible, and don't let the label change who you are.
   
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Re: Schizophrenia - September 28th 2012, 12:18 PM

I have schizoaffective disorder, which is a form of schizophrenia that also involves a mood aspect.
Like Jess said, you don't have to tell anybody about it and chances are that most people won't even know something is up. Most people just think I'm a bit strange . Having schizophrenia is no different than having any other chronic illness, like epilepsy, when you're under stress things get worse so you should take your medication all the time but there's nothing actually wrong with you.
You just have a disease, and you're certainly not alone.


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Re: Schizophrenia - September 28th 2012, 01:13 PM

Hey there sweetie,
You know where I am, and you can always talk to me. I don't think your crazy, and I'm actually dating a schizophrenic right now
Are you medicated?
Hang in there. <3
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I think having schizophrenia is like having any other sort of psycological issue/disorder.
Like, your not going to shout to the world if you have an eating disorder, or cut, or were sexually abused, etc. So, I would just tell anyone your comfortable with or close too.
Again, you know where I am.


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Re: Schizophrenia - September 28th 2012, 04:23 PM

Hey there,

I don't have schizophrenia and I don;t know anyone who does, but I Wanted to say I don't see you any differently and neither should others. Chances are some people probably will. A lot of people judge mental illness if they're uneducated about what it is, for example in my psychology class when we're learning about mental disorders, the misconceptions are shouted out in their dozens! What you need to remember is that, yes, it's going to be difficult to live with, but it's possible and you can deal with it. I mean, every day life will probably be effected by the symptoms of the illness, and chances are people will see you differently at first, but education is key! Those who are worth your time will see you as a person with a disorder, not as a disorder taking over a person. Don't be afraid to tell people about it if they don't understand, and more importantly, don't be afraid to be yourself nonetheless. You are still a person and having schizophrenia doesn't define you.

Now you have the diagnosis, chances are treatment will follow that, so at least you'll have some support with coping with the disorder. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm just a message away.

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Re: Schizophrenia - September 28th 2012, 05:52 PM

I am and just a thing you never have to tell anyone you dont want to. It like when you have an embarrassing rash you dont have to post it everywhere on facebook or yell it to the world. I struggled with the fact someone might find out and tell the world and I would be treated like a handicapped person or lose all my friends. Who I did tell was the one person I knew I could trust best because no matter what it was he was always there. He was my pastor and helped me through many trials with it. Hang in there if you ever need to talk PM me and also I would say if it gets to a point that you cant handle it medication is actually a great thing even though its scary at first. I am off my medication due to a pregnancy but it has been a great thing fo rme. Good Luck with everything!!


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Re: Schizophrenia - October 1st 2012, 05:08 AM

I'm borderline schizophrenic but I'm sure I actually do have it. You're no different even with a diagnosis. It is your decision to tell people but you can also keep it hidden from others.

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Re: Schizophrenia - October 3rd 2012, 03:23 PM

Thank you all for your answers, it means a lot.
I'm on medication, but the paranoia makes it hard to take it, because I'm afraid it's been poisoned by the evil people, who are after me. It's a living nightmare, but it doesn't make it any different that I got the diagnosis. I've always felt like this, it's nothing new.
I think I just have to learn to accept it, but it's so difficult when you can't tell what's real and what isn't.

But I'm getting help, and that's the importnant thing.

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Re: Schizophrenia - October 5th 2012, 09:28 PM

Ive been diagnosed with schizophrenia and yes it can be a nightmare sometimes. Ive been in and out of hospitals because I would go off my meds beacause I would think that they were poisoning my organisms and giving the goverment the chance to still the other half of my brain. I hate having the delusions and hallucinations. But it helps to have someone that will suport you. I would tell you that Electric Convelsive Therapy (shock treatment) really help me to the point were I dont have to take meds. You should know know matter what someone cares and will support you just have to find that person.
   
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Re: Schizophrenia - October 14th 2012, 06:56 PM

I'm sorry to hear that. Sounds awful. Stay strong, sweety.

I feel that way too. Sometimes I can't take my meds because I'm afraid it's poison, and when I'm outside I can't open my mouth because people will get into my head and steal and read my thoughts, it's awful.

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