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I Have Schizoaffective Disorder

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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 alien and it was only there for a moment when I realized I was not alone I had a negative reaction at first so it left. I don't know when or...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Jan 25

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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 psychiatrist that is willing to work with me on medications. I have a good idea of what works and is effective. Any suggestions?
    Thisoneman Thisoneman 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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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 see things that aren't their. I suffer from extreme paranoia. I feel like everyone is watching me and judging me. I also have severe mood swings. I...
    stuckndarkness stuckndarkness 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 17

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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 from the very first voice to my mania to the hardships I've endured. What brought me to the faith in God who was the only one who was ever on my...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F Mar 24

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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 my head. I soon thought that anyone I thought of could hear my thoughts. This would include the whole world if I simply thought of (and to) the whole...
    XSu1c1deK1ngX XSu1c1deK1ngX 22-25 3 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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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 intelligent in many ways but can't apply myself due to concentration problems and fear of people. But I don't consider social anxiety/phobia as...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 4 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 in to a lonely weirdo is that my dear mother who always took care of me in despite of being a single mom has stage four breast...
    erilove84 erilove84 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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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 where I go. I keep my illness a Taboo. The last time I went to church on a regular basis, I attended bible study each week. It took...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 7 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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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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    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 really made me very sick so for a long while i was very unwell. Hearing voices, delusional thinking and a host of mistaken beliefs...
    willDee willDee 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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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 nurse last night that she will not take any medications ( according to her they are drugging her with the wrong anti psychotics and...
    Qmomma206 Qmomma206 26-30 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    The worst of Schizoaffective is the darkness.

    I can't really describe it, but it's as though the darkness is alive and is trying to overtake me. I also have delusions, but I've learned to notice them and reject them so that they don't dominate my life anymore. Delusions are like when I'm driving and I see the car in...
    LightinDarkness8 LightinDarkness8 26-30 3 Responses Mar 21

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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 very depressed.One morning i was walking to work and just as i was about to go in to work i turned the other way and ran away.i walked and walked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 21

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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 from the very first voice to my mania to the hardships I've endured. What brought me to the faith in God who was the only one who was ever on my side which led me to peace...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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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 to come see that I was really having delusions, hallucinations, and mood changes. This is very challenging and life changing. Sometimes I feel...
    Kaysweet1 Kaysweet1 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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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 having a psychotic episode I think it's depression. My reasoning for thinking that is I'm not hallucinating like I usually do during a...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 4 Responses Mar 2

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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 old schizophrenic. I used to throw huge fights kick hit punch then when I was calm my mum would ask why I would respond she told me too .at...
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F Apr 5

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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, losing all control of everything around you and yourself. At least that’s how I perceive it. Everything is beautiful and...
    moleculeus moleculeus 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I dont know what to say to be honest.

    I have never been much of a conversationalist unless i'm in a really good mood. Ive been through some hectic psychotic episodes that lasted for long periods of time. Ive been well for a good while now but only recently have i actually experienced what its like to be happy even...
    youngozziman youngozziman 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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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 1999, and I was suffering from Chronic Post Tramatic Stress Disorder at that time but was not diagnosed for that until 2008. In 2003 the doctors added Schizoaffective...
    freedompride freedompride 36-40 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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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 weight, suicidal. I want to help him but I have no idea how?! I've been searching for treatment advice online but there is little to none. Can...
    elysiasfields1 elysiasfields1 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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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 . I  was semi counscience but was basically having a nervous breakdown. I suddenly found myself bargaining with the devil(delusional...
    decasanova1 decasanova1 22-25, M 3 Responses May 4, 2011

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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 with my Dad, who told me on the Friday that he was getting married. I was overjoyed. Not only would I get a new step-brother, I...
    Gledwood Gledwood 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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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 unhappy with the way things are. With the way my life has ended up. It isn't where I thought I would end up. I wanted to finish school. I...
    stuckndarkness stuckndarkness 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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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, let alone live with the rest of my life. By the way, the stuff I said on that story where just a ton of thoughts and feelings I needed...
    RoyalGoldx RoyalGoldx 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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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 psychosis" to simply "severe anxiety" to "the most severe anxiety you have ever seen" to psydo psychosis to "over active imagination" to...
    alicefg alicefg 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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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 both diffrent. Normal people are usually lame. I don't know about other people that are schizoaffective but I am very picky about the company...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14

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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 best to stay calm and focus on others needs before mine, It has helped me maintain for friend ships and things. I realize now I have come...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Mar 9

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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 problems started during my teenage years, where I remember being the most manic. Depression came in and made me forget all the psychosis, but the...
    DeludedRecovery DeludedRecovery 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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 still feel off and have been looking up 'mild catatonia' because i've been detaching lately, or at least way more often. i still want...
    Spilled Spilled 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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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 his own theory of time and gravity, and invented his own religion. It started in third year university, I was studying chemical...
    seriousspears seriousspears 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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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 prn. I'm also seeing a cat at the moment. He usually only comes around when things are really bad. Does anyone have...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 5 Responses Feb 17

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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 thing..... I have felt so very alone i have suffered on and off with depression for a long time i have bipolar...
    Keindia Keindia 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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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 illness. We are pretty much broken up or separated right now because he has pushed me so far away. He finally told me what was going on when he...
    rarecandy rarecandy 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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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 schizophrenia to schizoaffective disorder. You see I am a Christian, I have been redeemed back in 2000 after I had sold my soul by...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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 avoid being scared. when i say scared; i mean i panic.. and freak out kindof? i like to call it "episodes...
    amberrr amberrr 16-18, F 11 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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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 think we have our own perception of things and yeah maybe sometimes it gets a little screwed up. i think that ' normal ' non-schizo...
    steadybein steadybein 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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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 worked in a year.i think i might be able to keep this job,im going to give it my all. my therapys wants me take take my meds but im not mentally ill...
    cutealex21 cutealex21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 "quiet". I love animals, art, children, and life itself on the good days. I have been married to Frank for 18 years and he is the most supportive person I have ever met. Our...
    ChristineX ChristineX 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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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 Schizoaffective Disorder until I was 19.  It was at 19 that I began to experience severe paranoia.  Shortly after that the voices...
    CloserToFine CloserToFine 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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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 family and friends for many years.  In those years it just wasn't done to admit that your child was mentally ill so my parents never got me any help and I...
    psikotik1 psikotik1 41-45 3 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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 the internet makes me scared and paranoid. I'm not the best a handling this disorder. I dont talk to anyone...
    silverhand10 silverhand10 22-25, M 7 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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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 not believe me that i was having psychological problems he miss diagnosed me as having irritated depression and sent me home on anti...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Jan 22

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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 sense I don't know what to do I feel like I'm slowly becoming trapped in my own mind
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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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 from the very first voice to my mania to the hardships I've endured. What brought me to the faith in God who was the only one who was ever on my...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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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 I always have this capacity.  I need God, I need my true friends, and I need compassion for what I am and...
    Poseidon23 Poseidon23 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    So my uncle got me to start praying

    and it has helped me calm my mind. But good things have happend to me sense. When I started I was very sad And afraid I would pray to stay calm to not get emotional and to cleanse my spirit of negative energy. So any ways some times when I pray wierd things come to me. Like the...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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 give my illness some meaning and to see what insights I have into my past. I would love any comments about what I've written. . . Shameless...
    AlecWright AlecWright 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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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 testing, I met with the psychologist after her evaluation of the test results. The psychologist informed me that my IQ had decreased, my abstract thinking had...
    CBH9 CBH9 41-45 Jul 23, 2012

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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone

    but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have disagreed with me but that's the basic definition of it. They say " How can you have both?" well, both are very different disorders. I have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 to start speeding my *** off, but I reacted very differently. It slowed me down, and I'm fairly sure that that is not supposed to happen. I...
    calebthegray calebthegray 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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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 of a diagnosis (really just to appease the insurance companies so the doctor can get paid), after close evaluation...
    callmemomma25 callmemomma25 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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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 difficult for me because I get caught up in my mind And what it's saying wich usually lead to much anxiety for no reason. It...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Apr 5

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