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I Have Schizoaffective Disorder

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    I'm currently stuck on disability trying to climb my way back out of it without having to sell out to corporate slavery. I think the real crazies are the ones who work 80 hours a...
    katimaya katimaya 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    This Is The Soundtrack Of My Life Living With Schizoaffective Disorder Every song I post is an excellent representation of what I went through living with Schizoaffective disorder...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder when I was 17 years old and when my therapist told me that I had it and what it was about, my heart sank and I then thought that my...
    QuadieQue QuadieQue 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    We Are Not Crazy. We Are Gifted. - i think that us who are schizoaffective are not crazy or delusional. i think that we are able to see another side of life that very few can. i...
    steadybein steadybein 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    What does that even mean. I am so tired of being tired because my brain is more manic then my body. How do I slow my brain down.
    sweetsadness23 sweetsadness23 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I've been sick for the past ten years and only recently have become more stable. I now have a low level hypomania that persists the majority of the time. I've started a blog to...
    AlecWright AlecWright 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    My ex-boyfriend has been battling with mental illness for many years. I've just found out he has been diagnosed with 'Schizoaffective Disorder'. He's in a really bad way, losing...
    elysiasfields1 elysiasfields1 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Like Tripping On LSD. - Mania feels like a really good trip that’s too easy to take too far. The “Schizo”-affective in me feels like a really bad trip lasting too long...
    moleculeus moleculeus 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Accepting Me - Although I have been diagnosed since the age of 17 with various different mental health illnesses and disorders, which can change based on symptoms just for the sake...
    callmemomma25 callmemomma25 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    And co-morbid panic disorder with ADHD. Every day of my life presents a great challenge. I am fortunate to have decent healthcare and disability income. Now I just need a...
    Thisoneman Thisoneman 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    i have schizoaffective bipolar type i was diagnosed about 4 years ago well i was serving in the united states marine corps. they sent me to rehab for alcoholism. the doctors did...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Jan 22

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    Hi, my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder.i was diagnosed in 2012...i think XDIt all started when i was working in a hotel and my parents decided to move away.i got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 21

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    Old Problem: New Diagnosis. - I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia about 16 years ago when I was 19 years old. I took a lot of drugs when i was a teenager especially cannabis and it...
    willDee willDee 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Successfully Managing Schizoaffective Disorder. - Hi there ^_^ I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 18th birthday. Then when I was 19 I began hearing voices in...
    XSu1c1deK1ngX XSu1c1deK1ngX 22-25 3 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    I Went Through Many Diagnoses Before They Got It Right - I started my life as Bipolar with Psychotic features and struggled with the horrible mood swings and it's effects on my...
    psikotik1 psikotik1 41-45 3 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    So at the age 20 I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have been diagnosed with a chemical imbalance since the age of seven as they did not want to label a seven year...
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F Apr 5

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    My blog.
    SuperPanda SuperPanda 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I Always Knew I Was Different. - My life is in chaos as we speak. I do have schizoaffective disorder but I am on meds and they do help. My problem besides my disorder that turns me...
    erilove84 erilove84 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Concrete Thinking: An Elusive And Silently Destructive Force - Hello, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." "When the cat is away, the mice will play." After taking my psychological...
    CBH9 CBH9 41-45 Jul 23, 2012

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    i have schizoaffective disorder and went off my antipsychotics for over a months time and almost attempted to end my life(for good this time). i've been on them for 13days and i...
    Spilled Spilled 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    This Is The Soundtrack Of My Life Living With Schizoaffective Disorder Every song I post is an excellent representation of what I went through living with Schizoaffective disorder...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F Mar 24

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    My World - I have been diagnosed with this condition for 3 years now and this is the first time i have found a site that has other people that have been diagnosed with the same...
    Keindia Keindia 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    I must be one of the strangest persons on this earth. Diagnosed with this disorder at least several years ago, I am on disability for this and also PTSD. I have many hobbies and am...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Does This Seem A Psychotic Episode? - hello to everyone on this site. I have struggled with my mental health for over a year now and my diagnosis has changed from ;"first episode...
    alicefg alicefg 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Well, I guess it all started in early 2013, I had just turned 23 and I tried cocaine for the first time with some of my friends. I was pretty sure at the time that I was supposed...
    calebthegray calebthegray 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    What Happens In The Psych Ward? - My mom was involuntarily committed on 10/24/12 by me. She has been there over 15 days now and is not really taking her meds . She told the psych...
    Qmomma206 Qmomma206 26-30 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Lately I've been very depressed and have felt like killing myself. I've expressed this to my doctor and he's given me a higher dose of my anti psychotic but I don't think I'm...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 4 Responses Mar 2

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    Gifted Yet Difficult - I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 19 but something changed in 2005 it was then when my darkness turned to light my diagnoses changed from...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    The first time I had schizoaffective symptoms was middle school. I thought once all these disorder were caused and had completely blocked out these troubling memories. The mood...
    DeludedRecovery DeludedRecovery 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    To those who have read my story on why I don't want any kids.. this is one of the reasons. I don't think it would be fair to push a child through something that I can not control...
    RoyalGoldx RoyalGoldx 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    When things are bad they are ******* terrible I don't want to be alone but I'm so uncomfortable around others it's like I want to be alone but I'm sad because I am it makes no...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2012 and was so in denial. I did not see the signs until after I started taking my meds. However, it still took a long time for me...
    Kaysweet1 Kaysweet1 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    So I have a girl friend now wich is really cool for me but also at the same time it makes me aware of how difficult it is for me to have normal relationships with people. It's...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Apr 5

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    My Uncomfortable Mind....Battling Schizoaffective Disorder and PTSD - I should probably tell you a little about myself. I have been described by friends as "sweet", "kind", and...
    ChristineX ChristineX 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    This Is The Soundtrack Of My Life Living With Schizoaffective Disorder - Every song I post is an excellent representation of what I went through living with Schizoaffective...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    Schizoaffective: My S.a.d. Story - It's was May of 06 when my world turned upside down. I began hallucinating and suggesting inwardly this is normal. Then I blacked out and woke up...
    decasanova1 decasanova1 22-25, M 3 Responses May 4, 2011

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    My Story - I guess it all has to do with perspective, with reality, with what we see ourselves as being, and how we cope.  I reach far into myself every day to find hope.  I pray...
    Poseidon23 Poseidon23 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    I Am Living With Schizoaffective Disorder And I'M Beating It........ - I have been sick most all of my life. I'm forty years old now. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder first in...
    freedompride freedompride 36-40 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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    My Boyfriend Has Schizoaffective Disorder - I would first just like to say THANK YOU for all your stories. I have read a lot of them and they helped me understand more about the...
    rarecandy rarecandy 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    A Gift? - i've been to two psychiatrist's within the last two months; and finally that is, after waiting my whole life to come out and say something. i have routines that i do to...
    amberrr amberrr 16-18, F 11 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    Climbing Up From Rock Bottom - I began having mental health issues (mainly depression and an eating disorder) when I was fourteen but I was not diagnosed with...
    CloserToFine CloserToFine 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    I Keep My Illness A Taboo - It's hard being around people. I don't go to church anymore. I went to several churches in my life. A Baptist Church, Non-Denominational, no matter...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 7 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    iwas diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder,although i dont think i actualy have that.im going to therapy and i think it s helping. tomorrow is my first day of work i havent...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I can't stop thinking. My mind is racing. I don't know what to do. I'm not seeing my dr for a month. I have intense voices and I wish I knew how to quiet them down without taking a...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 5 Responses Feb 17

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    So I'm trying to reach out to other people that schizoaffective it is fun to talk to them because I feel like they understand and sometimes they don't but it's ok also g as we are...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder about a year and a half ago. I have had issues for as long as I can remember. They started in my early childhood. I hear voices and...
    stuckndarkness stuckndarkness 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    A Lifetime Of Confusion - When I was 8 years old, my parents divorced and I never felt truly happy ever again. Then when I was 10, both parents met new partners. I was living...
    Gledwood Gledwood 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    Do You Believe In The Stage? - Although schizo-affective disorder ruined my life in some ways, it made me who I am, and I like who I am. I'm the only guy I know who has developed...
    seriousspears seriousspears 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I have this girl I have been seeing. I pray every day and go hiking in the mountains I am really enjoying life here I think I actually feel happy it is so strange for me. I do my...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Mar 9

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    Doubts... Doubts run through my mind. Doubts about who I am. Doubts about where I am. Doubts about if I'm where I should be. About if this is how I want my life to be. I'm very...
    stuckndarkness stuckndarkness 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Sometimes j feel like a magical person .Like this one time in California I was standing in my friends dining room. And I know ware I was but my mind perceived what I think was an...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Jan 25

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    Uhhhh... - I don't know where to begin. My heart and mind are racing because i dont know what to say. My palms are sweating. Just the act of posting my thoughts and feelings on...
    silverhand10 silverhand10 22-25, M 7 Responses Mar 26, 2011