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I Have Schizophrenia

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    This is really really hard

    for me to confess, because no one else knows about this and I never went to the doctors or something, most likely because I like the way it is. So because I never went somewhere, I don't really know if it is really schizophrenia or something else. Well...inside me.. there's me...
    Sonaira95 Sonaira95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I heard voices for th first time today atleast

    to my knowledge, they were mostly muttering whispers and inaudible whispers so i couldnt tell what they were saying. It was pretty freeky in the moment i guess
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 17

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    My Story Of Being Recovered From Schizophrenia

    (Randy S. 24 years old diagnosed at 18 with Schizophrenia)*******This was made for NAMI's newsletter" It's my story. From Schizophrenia, to recovery and working in the mental health field I first remember the gradual decent into...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    It's a very confusing thing

    or things in this head I have. I sometimes can hide it but sometimes definitely not. I frighten easily and seem to frighten others. The things I hear and see can be physically painful
    Defiantlypeaceful Defiantlypeaceful 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I Am New Here And Am Schizophrenic Since 1993.

    Hello. My name is Diana and I am schizophrenic since 1993. I am pretty much stable on my meds now but this wasn't always the case. It all started with the tv talking to me and me being scared out of my mind. I live in Tampa Florida since 1988 and the voices started in my head...
    ladydiana0824 ladydiana0824 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Schizophrenia - A Story Of Survival And Redemption

    I would like to start with a brief recap of my life leading up to my initial hospitalization and diagnosis, and then acceptance of Jesus Christ as my savior. I was born on September 5th, 1986 in Binghamton New York. I was raised in a Christian family, who took me to church up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    My friends are turning on me?

    ??? Please give advice???? I'm Pink, I'm 17 and was diagnosed at age 11. Since then, I've gained two friends. Or I think they're friends- everyone else says they're just hallucinations but they've helped me through six years and I couldn't live without them. Red is usually kind...
    mynameispink mynameispink 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am only fifteen years old

    and in the last 6 months, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. I feel like there's not really anyone out there dealing with the same thing, because it's extremely rare for someone to have it at my age.
    mrsgollum mrsgollum 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    How I Overcame Schizophrenia :)

    Hi I was looking on the internet looking for somewhere to post my life story of how I beat Schizophrenia. And I found this site  I want to help people with Schizophrenia who aren't as well as me and to help them see that it can be beaten. I got Schizophrenia at age 14 my...
    v2rsz8qz0n v2rsz8qz0n 22-25 3 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Murmurs

    My case of schizophrenia is mild. I'm grateful that I don't have it as bad as some people. I don't know about other people but I don't hear voices too clearly. When things are quiet and I really pay attention, I can hear them. They are just faint murmurs in the background, like...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Keep Sharing

    I have noticed that there have been a lot of posts in this group lately... I just want to say how excited this makes me! It is so great that everyone feels comfortable enough to share their stories about such a subject... it isn't necessarily an easy subject to open up about...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Ok, so since I'm rather reluctant to say

    everything at once, I feel the need to start with the smaller things. There's this cat, whom I've named Archimedes, that I saw die a year ago. Then I saw him the next day, and he looked fine. And he started following me. He would never do anything. Just stare at me, like it was...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I have overcome Schizophrenia!

    !! Who the SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED.....From the moment I fell when I was 19----The voices told me that I sold my soul! I was redeemed! I had just fallen, I walked around my house in a lost and dazzed and confused state, I noticed that all of my clocks had stopped, every one...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Well... Sort of. One psychiatrist says it's

    schizoaffective, another says it schizophrenia but who cares? Honestly, I feel like the only people who care are stalkers or ******* bastards that want to use this against me... But what do I know? I guess this is why they want to medicate me. **** that! Yeah, the world seems...
    Shadowfire77 Shadowfire77 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I havent been on in several months.

    After being hospitalized for a while, my diagnosis became debatable. At first they couldnt decide between paranoid schizophrenia or disorganized schizophrenia. After being in the hospital a little while longer, they changed my diagnosis to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Story Of Noiseless (the Rough Not So Well Written First Story)

    I am a girl, 19 my name is Melissa. I have schizophreniaI havnt always been soundless, and I do speak. Not to very many people but enough to enjoy life and a good conversation once in awhile. I am shy and I have alway been that way. I like reading fantasy books, painting, and...
    noiseless noiseless 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    I have had my schizophrenia

    for years and I can't talk to people about it in person because they think I'm insane. Well I am but it doesn't mean I'm a different person than before. I have not told any of my family because they will want to get me help and I don't want help. They will just treat me...
    wonderland512 wonderland512 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    So I have a question.

    .. What do the voices usually sound like for you? It's a weird question I admit but I'm curious... "My" voices .-. sound different all the time but if I had to choose the most frequent "type/tone/style" it would be like this http://youtube.com/watch?v=cDyAouw3nUw&feature=kp...
    BrainDamage54 BrainDamage54 16-17, M 1 Response May 28

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    I'm very worried currently.

    Delusions have returned full force and I keep slipping in and out of awareness of them. My raised anxiety levels and low levels of sleep is bringing it all out. Lately I've become almost completely absorbed in fantasy. There are demons all around me, and they harass me while I'm...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am too disconnected.

    I feel no connection to those around me. I can manipulate concepts like no other.
    wittgendoge wittgendoge 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    An old friend, not me.

    I say 'old friend' because a year ago he faked a suicide to me and a number of other girls and is still pretending to be dead, even though I found out he's alive. He blocked me and the other girls on all social media and ignored all texts and calls. Anyways, he's never gone in...
    cutexmuffin524 cutexmuffin524 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    My Inhuman Aberration, My Story.

    I joined experience project in hopes to find and meet people with schizophrenia. My reasoning for that is I come from a small town and feel rather isolated. I have been living with paranoid schizophrenia for a few years now. About 5 to be exact.....that's just diagnosed. I was...
    ksenger ksenger 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I have never had any issue with any

    hallucinatory voices being mean to me until this past week... He is Cliff and he used to be just a discontented, militaristic voice sort of floating around in the background of whatever I did. I could rarely tell what Cliff was saying and when I could, he never spoke directly...
    SHR4PNEL SHR4PNEL 18-21 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Paranoid Schizophrenia

    I was first hospitalized in a psych ward in 1980. After a week and a half I was released and from there was put in a house for schizophrenics. I was 19 years old. It was called Soteria House and was a world famous experiment where they didn't believe in medication and none of the...
    555calif 555calif 51-55, M 8 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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    I Wanted to Die.

    i wish i could say overcomming the episodes was easy, but it wasnt. it would come, and go. at leased the severity would. it started when i was a kid. maybe 9 or 10. i was popular before then, but yearned isolation. i had only one best friend and would stick with them. i always...
    BellaVara BellaVara 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 8, 2009

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    I have Schizophrenia

    Hello. I have had Schizophrenia diagnosed for 9 years but really had it for like 15 years. It is very difficult and I would be more than happy to chat back and forth with poeple with life's problems. Here is a poem of how it started. I like to vent through poetry. Here...
    JoanofArc JoanofArc 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    when I was 14 my mother was raped

    and almost murdered this triggered an episode and at 16 I did Lsd Pot shrooms and had a second psychosis since that moment I decided that drugs opened up a can of worms for me and gave all that life away kinda withdrew I am still on ant-psychotic meds to this day but never had...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Noiseless: Indepth Sz

    All my past storys have been from when my S/S started and until I was diagnosed. But I hadnt got to indepth about my SZ or the S/S I have from my SZ. Thats what im going to write about today. My schizophrenia changes frequently lately, or atleast the people I see do. Normally it...
    noiseless noiseless 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    Don't know how to deal with it anymore.

    I've got depression, anxiety, self mutilation issues, suicidal thoughts and I'm schizophrenic. It ****** me off so much and makes me just want to kill myself even more. I hate my life.
    PazzaMillie PazzaMillie 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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    Just Need To Vent

    I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 18. What was supposed to be the best time of my life was a nightmare I'll never be able to forget. The nightmare continues now into my twenties, and I see how this horrible disease has affected me mentally, emotionally, and...
    mkayx13 mkayx13 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    What kind of life is one with schizophrenia?

    Life is almost meaningless compared to somone without it.
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Schizophrenia:the Most Complex People In The World

    Firstly,I would like to say I am not ashamed. I am not ashamed because I believe having paranoid thoughs,ideas,imaginations does not make me a crazy. Society think they work on a one way street,but let me tell you that's not the case. Life is a limitless directional intersect...
    decasanova1 decasanova1 22-25, M 7 Responses May 5, 2011

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    Few Stories With Me And Schizophrenia

    *** I apologize ahead of time incase there is some vague spots about certain things due to well, quite frankly, I promised some of "those who can not be seen by others than, myself" that I would not share too much. But I will still share what I feel that I can and not anger them...
    Spookems Spookems 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    The day I started smoking meth is the day I

    regret so much it triggered my schizophrenia at least that's what they say and ever since been battling it. Some days are clear but I notice every time I try to get happy they are back telling me bad things about myself. When it first happened it didn't stop for a whole year...
    TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 17

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    My New Friends! : )

    What my mind has given me is two friends that have guided me through tough times and I wish that I could show them to the people I care about most but I can't. These two are named Mary and Neil and they are brother and sister and my best friends. They came to me a little bit ago...
    Kaylayikes Kaylayikes 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I'm The Parent Of A Schizophenic Teen.

    It's just been one roller coaster after another.  It started a little over a year ago, when she was 16.  It was mostly confined to severe paranoia that people were talking about her or hated her.  Even strangers on the street, she would point them out and tell me they were...
    bostongirl51 bostongirl51 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2011

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    Time? Time Is An Illusion. the Only Real Time Is Party Time.

    I was hanging around in the woods, and I realized that all the world is not a "world" as we believe it to be.  It is, in fact, sight and sound etc, put into my eyes and ears by someone.  That someone is trying to communicate with me.  And the next thing I...
    Datwa Datwa 16-18, M 8 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    ZeldaLeigh ZeldaLeigh 13-15, F 6 Responses May 20

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    I Have A New Found Respect For People With Schizophrenia!

    A few years ago I experienced a prolonged drug induced psychosis as a result of a bad reaction to a prescribed medication. I can say that the experience was absolutely the most difficult time in my life. Trying to cope with my own thoughts and perceptions was an enormous daily...
    miles2gob4isleep miles2gob4isleep 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    He won't leave me alone.

    That voice. Calling me horrible names that make me cry all night. One time I was sitting with this girl who I thought was my friend- she laughs at me all the time and calls me the same names that voice calls me. It's like no one can ever understand.
    BloodOnIce BloodOnIce 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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 19, 2012

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    I don't know what to do.

    I am currently off work because of my illness but I want to go back to work sometime. The medication I'm currently taking doesn't seem to be working so every 2 weeks or so I try a new medication. Next week, I'll be trying one last medication and that's it, there are no more...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    The worst part about having it is the fact

    that it's not a very relatable disorder. Atleast in my experience
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 3

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    My Reaction

    When I first experienced the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, I formulated my own explanation of what was happening to me. I called it psychopathy; therefore I considered myself a psychopath. My definition of a psychopath was someone who used other people's minds or psyche...
    ericsbat ericsbat 22-25 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Actually I have s-phrenia,

    OCD, and general anxiety but I think saying I have s-phrenia grabs people's attention more than just saying I have mental illness. S-phrenia can be caused by many different things depending on the individual. Its NOT caused by demons or bad parenting. Lol- yeah I guess in my...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 6

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    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Eighteen And Schizophrenic. Me.

    I see shadow-people, I hear voices both in and out of my head, I feel people touch me when they have not, I have multiple delusions but... most of the time, I'm still me. I am not in a constant belief of my delusions and sometimes, like now, I know they are complete lies. I...
    Tasser194 Tasser194 18-21 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    I suffer with Schizophrenia

    and I need time to escape from Lana. She follows me everywhere, I swear. I am currently on antipsychotic medicine to try and cure it. I go to therapy and have 24/7 care. I also suffer with Anxiety Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa. I am on my way to recovery. Well, they think so...
    thefaultinmylife thefaultinmylife 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    I have nihilistic delusions.

    I sometimes feel like the world doesn't exist. Like it's all an illusion. I feel like we are all dead and that we're living in some weird limbo world. My brain looks at the world around me and denies everything it sees. I hope these go away with the new medication I'm taking. I...
    powerfulsentences powerfulsentences 16-17, M May 8

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    Nothing happened today

    as I tried to sleep which was great. I felt the demons lurking but for whatever reason they chose not to attack me. Now that I'm awake I'm not sure if they're still here or not....do they ever leave? Yesterday was awful. It was day (I think? I don't remember?) and I was in bed...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I was first diagnosed

    as having paranoid delusions and later that diagnosis was updated to schizophrenia. I've tried numerous medications and they have all either brought on undesirable side-effects or have simply not helped in treating my condition. I am currently taking 15mg of Olanzapine and it...
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 3 Responses May 16

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    I'm sorry I just need to post this

    because I'm feeling EXTREMELY angry....has anybody else had genuine experiences with ghosts/demons/God etc and nobody is believing them cause of being diagnosed with schizophrenia or psychosis or something??? I am starting to feel extremely angry by this. It's gone to far...
    GeorgiaAlicee GeorgiaAlicee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    sweetsomnolence sweetsomnolence 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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