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I Have Schizophrenia

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    Creepy thing. I haven't had any frightening

    visual hallucinations in a while. I've seen people and animals recently, but just a few minutes ago I saw a creature eating a dead body in our bathroom. It is frightening because I keep seeing those creature now and I recognize them from somewhere. Unfortunatly, I am home alone...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    LovemusicNotpeople LovemusicNotpeople 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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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 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I might have it not sure.

    I have never hallucinated until now. I just saw Chuck Norris teleport next to me, I grew a penis and a third boob, and my nails grew really long
    Chelsea248744 Chelsea248744 18-21, F 4 Responses May 1

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    I had Schizophrenia,

    when I was 19, I remember the wicked voices in my head, and the lack of sleep, and the reading about how there was no cure, I spent my time fighting for my life, and hiding the fact that I was crazy from everybody...I am happy to tell you that today at age 32 I no longer have...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    Controversial Treatments

    I've read a few articles and have had people tell me to stop trust in God because he doesn't answer prayers. I found that God does always answer prayers, maybe not the way we want or even with the answer we want, but he does answer. Yes,no,or wait awhile. We will overcome by the...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    do you ever wish others to be schizophrenic

    for just 1 day or week? i do. so they could understand what it is we go through. so they would quit with their ignorant talk and quit using words like "schizo" as negative adjectives...jw
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    and am finding out in short order how much

    strength is associated and required, this damn illness hurts. I'm also a veteran and know a trick or two. I once thought that medication was nothing more than chemical restraint. Please, listen, this is an illness and can be treated as such. Yeah, maybe meds. Doesn't what you're...
    cavedweller2 cavedweller2 36-40, F Apr 14

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    There are some things

    that I know are absolutely imperative for me to bring up in therapy. It's like 90% of the reason why I went to therapy in the first place and I haven't even brought it up yet. I feel like I've been wasting my sessions. But it's stuff that I really, REALLY don't want to talk...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    and I'm not violent or dangerous.

    I was experiencing the brunt of my illness for a year and a half (1996-1997). I committed one violent act that whole time. Take a year and a half out of anyone's life, and they very likely might have done one violent act. After I was getting better (c.1998), I was living in a...
    OqSydSchizo16 OqSydSchizo16 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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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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    Just got diagnosed. My psychiatrist prescribed

    me abilify and so far, other then some drowsiness, I'm feeling pretty good. Most of my symptoms are fading, and I even find myself much less anxious. Life seems to be improving, my studies are even getting better. The diagnosis has been hard but I think I've found ways to cope...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 1

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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 9 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    Well, my aunt is the only living family member

    with schizophrenia. She asked how things were going and i told her about my doctors meeting and everything about the schizophrenia, her answer was that "she doesnt know much about it". I was hoping to finally have someone close to talk with about it but unfortunately not...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    The only thing I have to do is not listen.

    It's as simple as that. Don't talk to him, don't listen to what he has to say, it's all lies. But I'm dumb. And weak. And I told Azriel, I told him that now that I hear them I feel it's only a matter of time before he separates me from God entirely. Ever since he showed up he...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I was just diagnose with paranoid schizophrenia

    while i'm in nursing school. I had a mental breakdown and a bad reaction to a drug which surface up to me having this. They diagnose me last week it's still surreal that I have this ,but i'm going to pray that I can finish school .I was in the hospital for a week and lost my...
    whitster02 whitster02 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Does anyone have or dealt with schizophreniform?

    Mine has lasted 2 years but apparently that's not schizophrenia. I rarely hallucinate. But i have what I think might be a delusion that my thoughts are fragmented and split into thousands of pieces and my personality is broken because i cant communicate with people because i...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I Do Too...

    I had my first episodes around 17 - 18...  Diagnosed as paranoid schizo. at first... but slowly but surely managed to ward off my ignorant parents and after a while left home to pursue these visions and dreams I had in my head...I am untreated upto this day and I am 23 now...
    JDean JDean 18-21, M 11 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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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 3 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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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 3 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    My life is like a roller coaster ride with all

    its sudden ups and downs, cliche but accurate.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    Was practicing a new coping mechanism

    where I blatantly insult the demons/disrespect them, whatever to prove that nothing bad will happen and that I'm safe now. (Sort of like exposure therapy??) Anyways that ended up triggering the psychosis! Hooray! (Sarcasm) Anyways since that night I've had regular nightmares...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I'm scared and frustrated.

    Every so often there's these people I meet in my life that I have this magnetic attraction to. Not a romantic attraction or anything like that, but it's just like I'm SUPPOSED to be around this person. I end up becoming close friends with them. Usually there's something wrong...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 Responses May 2

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    My therapist doesn't understand how I can go

    through every day without people noticing my symptoms but the truth is I have huge issues with dissociation I don't talk to her about. I'm not even the girl whose body I'm in, I'm here to help her, she's been gone gone gone a long while now. She can't do anything so I do it for...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    might have had some hallucinations last night.

    my disorganization is getting worse. apparently i am acting strange again. i did good to stay out of the hospital for the longest time. what if i have to go back? so confused
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    It is exhausting trying to keep my brain at bay.

    Mood swings and paranoia then dump on hallucinations… how am I supposed to focus on school? How am I expected to make studying a priority when I am just trying to keep my mind from imploding? Meds, sure, thanks for the not helpful advice. What about something that I can do?
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I finished my school year

    and did fairly well in most classes. I now have an apartment and am working to pay for it all on my own. I am nervous but excited. I dread working so much, but if that is what it takes to be a functional and happy member of society then alright. Lets do it and praise God along...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    Do I? I apologize if this annoying in any way

    but I wanted do I have schizophrenia? In the past few years I've always thought I heard voices but in the past six or so months it had gotten scary. The voices are now overpowering, my vision starts to fade out, and I start to lose control of body. They usually target my...
    EyeAmSweetGore EyeAmSweetGore 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are many things inhabiting this body.

    One is here to observe and then act in a way that benefits as many people possible. It's here to fix something. One is just here to observe. One wants to kill things and have sex. One wants to have fun and be happy and doesn't really care about anything else. One doesn't...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Apr 9

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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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    The past few days the symptoms have come back

    to quickly. I can't concentrate. Classes are horrible. People ask what is wrong and I say I can't focus. They are lk, "me too." I'm just like you don't even know. I told my teachers that I can't hear over the hallucinations, I can't remember anything, and I am trouble to focus...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I don't know what else to do.

    None of my teachers have ever had a student like me. They don't seem to know how to help. It frustrating. I am almost ready to give up. I know accomadations have to be made in a classroom for people with thses tings, but how do you help a schizophrenic music major? Everythung I...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F Apr 20

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    I decided to ignore the scratching inside the

    bed but it's still there. Taunting me....
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 14

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    I need to go to bed now

    but my head's on fire. There are too many things to think about and it's overwhelming.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I want a girlfriend who also has schizophrenia.

    That way we can both understand and be there for each other. That'd be nice.
    TNDO95 TNDO95 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Not really, I was diagnosed with a non-specific

    psychotic disorder. Meaning "you're definitely weird and we have no idea what's up with you so here's this random label." A lot of the time I question whether or not I truly have this disorder. It's been something I've struggled with since late high school. Depending on who I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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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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    Schizophrenia??

    As a child i had no friends at all, i only had my beloved mother. At the age of 10 i began to experience severe bullying in school (daily beatings) this went on for 4 long and painful years. At age 12 i would purposely keep myself awake all night cos i realized that by staying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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