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I Have Experienced Psychosis

For anyone experiencing or having had experienced a psychotic episode 510 People

    Family History By 1prettygirl ,Post Partum Psychosis

    Well this is a bit of a change,i will post the rest of the story but this is what i have found out about my families illnesses In the 1930's my great grandmother was taken away from her children due to a major post partum problem,was gone for 3 months. 1960's my own...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    My episodes of psychosis were first triggered

    by an anti-depressant withdrawal. I was prescribed a higher dose which exceeded what was meant to be taken as maximum, then given professional advice to just completely stop. Needless to say it blew my mind away. I remember much from the experience. I witnessed what seemed to...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    My Psychosis

    In June 2011, I was under a lot of stress at work and ended up doing a lot of my work at home working late into the night. Whilst having a smoke in the back garden, I heard some voices which could have been coming from anywhere really but didn't make a big issue of it. After all...
    AyoIrl79 AyoIrl79 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    My Psychosis Experience

    Well it all started in my 30's . I had been in a very abusive relationship since I was 19. I started using my imagination to escape the verbal and mental abuse. I would think things like I had invisible friends to talk with a they would give me good advice.. this worked well for...
    4yrheadache 4yrheadache 41-45, F 4 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Phychosis: A Blessing Or A Curse?

    I am 21 years old, and 7 months ago i was attacked by phychosis. Something suddenly felt strange, something unplaceable, unique. It was like having a bomb in my head, someone lighting the fuse, but myself not knowing how long the fuse was going to take to blow. BANG! The fuse...
    Antzbah Antzbah 18-21 3 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    In June of 2013 is when I had my largest

    psychotic break. I knew something was wrong when I started hearing the voices in about January. At the time I had a lot going on. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in July of 2012, and bipolar disorder is what "caused" my psychosis. The voices told me awful things, things I...
    shipmateelyssa shipmateelyssa 16-17, F 1 Response May 9, 2014

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    Losing And Finding My Mind

    This is quite long but an intresting exp of my life.A bit more happened then this inside my head an what i heared but hears as brief as i can make it. On may 5th i travelled to Germany from New Zealand to  work as a chef in a restaurant. I had been smoking alot of weed...
    lostsomespirit lostsomespirit 22-25 9 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    My Psychosis and Their Difference Faces.

    Visiting from the BPD forum. I have almost all of my history over there. The type of psychosis I have endured is called brief reactive psychosis. This is psychosis that shows its ugly face during extreme times of stress. Things like this happened to me as far back as I can...
    EccentricOne EccentricOne 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    Hi, I have a friend that is going through this.

    I'm ringing him up from his hospital. Any tips on how to talk to him? Thanks.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 29

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    During the recovery stage of my psychosis I was

    writing things about myself down on a piece of paper and all of a sudden i felt this click in my head. This click made my voice sound different and changed the way my thoughts sounded, and when my mother talked to me it sounded different. Everything looked more colorful. This...
    devkap28 devkap28 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Well.. Had a meeting with my doctor the 12:e,

    got the diagnosis and i have gotten a medicin called quetiapin. I have taken it only twice so far, it's been like heaven. My hallucinations have calmed down alot, i can relax, finally. It's only the start of taking it since it will be increased after the first week and so on but...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Part 2 at the Airport in Ireland (Dublin to be

    exact). While I was in the airport, I ended up living there for a number of days and not really sleeping much at all. I would sit in the arrivals area and watch the News about the war on the TV screen there. I would also end up buying a mobile phone and attempt to call my...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 26

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    Trigger

    Everybody reacts differently to different drugs. I've tried a few. For example, some people have had bad experiences with LSD. Personally, I never have. But I always respond poorly to Cannabis without fail. I will try to explain what my experience is like.It starts out fine. From...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    Poem- "I Am Not The Girl That I Could Be"

    Have you ever walked insanity streets? Glimmering with empty promises – Sparkling with deceit? Now tell me, do you know who I am? A whisper of the girl that I could have been. Have you ever been burglarized – In an untraditional way? Your riches sit untouched – It’s...
    maezombiie maezombiie 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I'm currently 18 years old.

    I'm hoping i'm on the road to recovery for my psychosis. I believe i've had it for roughly a year, along with depression for 6. For the first time, in what feels like forever, I believe I may actually make it through this. At first, I didn't even realise what was going on, no...
    TurnerBoy94 TurnerBoy94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I have experienced psychosis

    because of weed. The most recent one was unlike nothing before. Usually I think my family and stuff are demons or aliens and everyone around me is trying to kill me. I did think everyone was trying to kill me and that my family were not really my family. but this time it was...
    KAYCIXO KAYCIXO 18-21, F May 20, 2014

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    bang, bang, bang, stops,

    bang, bang, bang fan was screaming . my head felt like it was gonna explode.. my who vision started flashing a red face . the face said "you cant do it" constantly. Then i felt like my head was about to explode, along with my heart. The voice made the exploding smaller...
    MissingPlugins MissingPlugins 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    Still Trying to Figure It All Out (phychosis)

    Today I am 32.When I was 17 my life changed...drastically!My parents divorced,I was moving from place to place,yadda yadda. I went out with my friends and being young and carefree,I smoked hash oil,or whatever it was.After about a half of an hour,I was high for my first time ever...
    Josie11 Josie11 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    I started experiencing my symptoms with

    Psychosis at around 17. I could never sleep as a child and grew up in a abusive home. Mainly it's paranoia that gets me in trouble. I do hear voices but not audiotary. I also get delusional but one thing I have gotten pretty good at is staying grounded. Being in a healthy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I spent three years (14-17) of my life floating

    in and out of reality, and people didn't really notice. They just assumed I was a bit of a space cadet and perhaps a bit slow. I don't remember how I started therapy, but it happened around last February. It felt like there was a foggy plastic bubble between me and the real...
    godvvave godvvave 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I am a regular 19 year old girl

    who experienced a drug-induced psychosis for the duration of the summer that almost ruined my life. I strongly feel that this is something that people should be more aware and understanding about after experiencing what I would describe as the most traumatizing period of my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    My cvnt sister films me during my psychotic

    episodes and posts them on her blog to get reactions.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Truly Harrowing

    I am a decent bright, bubbly, sensible, kind and very lovely person. For my user name I tried all the lovely positive names under the sun, and they were already taken. So I finally got exhausted and tried 'harrowing'. Maybe it will actually get some attention! I am so not an...
    harrowing harrowing 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    This is my first post on EP.

    I'm so glad I found this app! :) I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD (predominantly inattentive) in the summer of 2011. My first experience with psychostimulants was in August, when my RN prescribed me Adderall IR. It took me a few months to get the dosage to a suitable and...
    I4n3 I4n3 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    A couple of months ago I was diagnosed with

    psychosis and was put into a psychiatric hospital for nearly two months, since then I have been trying to find other people who have experienced psychotic type symptoms also but are not sure that it was really what was going on. I am also a spiritualist who meditates regularly...
    carinaleejones carinaleejones 26-30 3 Responses May 15, 2014

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    I'm just going to write the things I'd had

    while experiencing psychotic episodes. I have had hard time forgiving myself or accepting myself because of these. I doubt my existence. I still hate myself. But by writing here I hope things get easier for me. ( I don't remember all of it though. ) First episodes. Age 18 I...
    shirrinha34 shirrinha34 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    Hey guys I would like to talk about my

    experience, has anyone experienced something similar? Would appreciate your comments :-) I started when I came back from holiday, I felt so anxious and couldnt sleep for days. I had many strange thoughts I remember going for an MRI scan, thinking this would turn me into the...
    goldhawk85 goldhawk85 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    My Struggle With Psycosis

    Hello, I am just at the end of my second psychotic episode and I am having a very rough time getting back to normality. In both of the episodes, I believed I was the messiah without a doubt from Intense visions I had and things god showed me. Things some people said to me could...
    briguy2012 briguy2012 26-30 3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    hi. I would like to write about my experience

    with psychosis. it all started one day. I was at home and I began to think, I realized a very basic truth, and that was that everything in life has its purpose. from a chair (used for sitting) to a pen used for writing. everything has its purpose. for some reason this...
    felixmer felixmer 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    It all started at a music festival

    that I attended two years ago. i experienced drug-induced psychosis for a few days-probably prolonged by minimal sleep and nourishment. its taken me a long time to piece together the timeline of events that occurred and i still obsessively probe my mind for answers to the blank...
    psychoticalias psychoticalias 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I'm 22 and about a year ago I was totally

    different person. Popular, very fit from going to the gym, etc.. I was also smoking weed. Everything was going great, but at then end of April 2014, after I smoked with a friend, on my way home I became extremely scared of dying. Particularly was scared of dying from a car...
    unknownOrigin unknownOrigin 22-25 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Psychosis or spiritual enlightenment?

    Somehow the world lined up and revealed itself to me on that week of december, since then everything is different. The only question in my mind is wether I was delusional or something truly beautiful happenned, I might never know. The number... I've stopped seeing it everywhere...
    ConsciousExplorer ConsciousExplorer 18-21, M Jul 5

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    Last year in May the psychiatrists said

    that the strange things that I was experiencing was a psychosis. Fortunately, it didn't go so far. Now after analyzing what happened to me, I realize that everything started from mood swings. Then my dreams became so vivid. But then delusions appeared. I thought that my hands...
    goldenmoon15 goldenmoon15 22-25, F Jun 5, 2014

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    himenoko143 himenoko143 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    The Woods

    I  know this looks long, but I promise that it is worth the read. When I was twenty years old, I had a spiritual and emotional experience that changed the way that I look at life forever. As with all good stories, it starts with the love of a woman... It was a...
    naughtypuppy naughtypuppy 26-30, M 28 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    I'Ve Never Shared My Story Before.

    i have so much shame centered around it that i can't talk it through to somebody face to face. i'm sharing it here in hopes of being spared judgement. i don't know why i did the things i did. i suppose that's where the disorder comes in to play. the best i can hope for is to...
    Rills Rills 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 20, 2013

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    When I was younger (8-11) I would occasionally

    have visual hallucinations, during these times, I was also extremely paranoid. I was always depressed. The thing is, my family didn't talk about or acknowledge mental illness. When I brought these things up (the VERY few times I did) I was either told to stop making up stories...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F Sep 26, 2014

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    How does one bounce back from this sort of

    thing? I was 17. Basically, I was in a car with my best friend at the time and one of his friends. They were smoking pot and decided to take a few hits. I was never a pot head, I just would toke up here and there. I knew this wasn't "me". I always felt ashamed whenever I did...
    Friendlee Friendlee 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Four Years After My Last Psychotic Episode (Bipolar I)

    I’m shifting between two worlds. I call one the evil world, the other the good world. People appear out of nowhere in front of me. The most recent thing I remember is the car ride to the hospital and my last cigarette, probably for a while. I sign the forms they present...
    Scith Scith 26-30, M Nov 14, 2013

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    Just under a year ago I revelled in believing I

    had discovered the equation of the meaning of life: 1 + (2+2) = 2 which I believed would cure cancer. I also believed I had found the mathematical representation of the 10 commandments: |=||=||| (or 1=2=3, note there are 10 horizontal and vertical lines.) Furthermore, I was...
    rewindme rewindme 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    I wasn't that it was.

    . I heard voices from someone named Tania recently who would tell me how defective I am compared to others and she would let me hear others thoughts that agreed with her, or she would show me unpleasant images and tell I was only getting offended because I have no turpentanium...
    asdlalnjal asdlalnjal 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I just got a really bad psychotic episode

    and an anxiety attack while in the shower. I thought I was going to die. My depression has been out of control lately. I don't know if to hold up until friday that I have an appointment with some therapist or to go to the hospital right away. I even couldn't go to college these...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5

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    OK, time for the story of my second episode.

    In 2003, roughly a year after I had had my first episode of psychosis, the second was triggered by being involved with someone over the internet. It turned out to be quite a profound relationship, with this person stopping me from going ahead with a suicide attempt and they...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Spiritual Emergence Psychosis

    i was reading a the book "the power of now"by eckhart tolle when a thought came to me while laying in bed...if i can observe my own thoughts then who am i really.that was when it all started.it was like my thoughts were outside of my head.the next day while driving to work a...
    carcrashinkev carcrashinkev 41-45 2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I am 17 years old and have just gone through

    psychosis. I didn't hear voices, I didn't experience hallucinations necessarily, but I became able to see patterns and pictures on the walls. I also began to experience delusions. I thought that Sony had been watching me since I had been 7 and that my friends and family had been...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    this recovery thing is hard sometimes.

    i have came to a conclusion, none will truly ever understand. be there for you through it yes. I've come to the point I expect none to understand my brain, my wierdness, and oddities. I only expect for people to listen, and then try to understand.... no, you don't even have...
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