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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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    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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    guys, I am on medications

    for schizophrenia like risperidone,arapiprazole,trihexiphenedyl. all od.is there anyone else on any of these medications? has anyone any good or bad experience after leaving these drugs.? does the symptoms come back or aggravate after leaving these medications.! please respond...
    futurefather futurefather 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    How am I going to live like this the rest of my

    life? Sure I have an amazing support system, which really helps, I don't ever want to sound like I am taking them for granted...but the internal struggle (especially lately) gets to be a lot. I can't handle nights like the last two were all I want to do is make my arms bleed...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    so today I found out

    why my best friend won't speak or meet up with me anymore. it's because she thinks I am dangerous and doesn't want me hanging around her kids. the stigma of schizophrenia is terrible! I mean I am more likely to be dangerous to myself than anyone else.
    slider978 slider978 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

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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 5 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I am seeing a man following me around

    everywhere. Regular guy except his face is like smeared/blurred out. He wasn't always around but as of lately he's been here every day every second I don't know what to do
    arose531 arose531 22-25 2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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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...
    SealedWithAKisss SealedWithAKisss 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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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    Hello hello hello I am what I am Sometimes I

    talk to very good things They make me feel warm and happy Sometimes I talk to very bad things They make me feel crazy and filthy Sometimes I talk to people People can make me feel many different ways Sometimes I see weird things Sometimes I see normal things Sometimes I see...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Nov 24, 2015

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    wacko, schizo, psycho

    and nuts call me whatever I don't mind for I can escape from this world and leave you behind.
    slider978 slider978 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2015

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    I think that everyone is talking about me,

    conspirating about me.I'm trying to resolve this problem though.
    futurefather futurefather 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    What is the point of trying to fight the

    insanity? Why not let myself fly off the deep end? Would that not be easier than trying to white knuckle it all the time? Is it fear of being called "crazy?" Who cares at this point. Is it fear of failing? I feel like I already am anyway. So again why am I trying so hard?
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    Challenging experience,

    to say the least. Not the only thing I'm struggling with, too. But as Shaquille O'Neal AKA "The Big Aristotle" once said: "Life is a female dog.". Muhaha.
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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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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    I have had three main voices.

    darkness: pure evil and commanding. manipulater: manipulating and is a critic. joe: comical and amusing. but recently I heard screaming and laughter and I didn't know what it was but two days ago I found out. joe has been murdered by a woman called ira:angry, dark and envious...
    slider978 slider978 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    Gee, us schizophrenics can barely get

    everything done. >-< Literally ten seconds of meditation before dogs started barking, shadows moving across the window, walls and windows shaking and pounding along with the beat of my heart. Breath lost, body gone numb; I started to tell the shadow people in the window to go...
    Xxial Xxial 16-17, F Oct 14, 2015

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    kinda ****** me off how people hear i have

    schizophrenia and the FIRST thing they ask is, "are you on medication?" no. i am not. psychiatric abuse is too common. not all therapists are perfect. my parents don't know i'm psychotic. being diagnosed with it professionally can prevent me from getting a career. i am not...
    hgvbhgvbhgvbh hgvbhgvbhgvbh 22-25, T 7 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    I remember the first time she spoke to me,

    didn't say much, but it was the best thing anyone had ever said to me. It was my d-day, what started all of the time spent in the ER and rez. The ghosts were screaming, loud as could be, and they had to be let out, but I couldn't. I was in school, no relief allowed in that hell...
    ouroboros0 ouroboros0 18-21, M Jan 28

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    When I first started hearing them they

    inmatated voices I knew so I was confused to as when it actually started but then I started to think I was being stalked by people and they wouldn't leave me alone. They knew stuff about me and I even thought I was on some sick reality tv show and hoped for an end but it didn't...
    CopeWithMe CopeWithMe 22-25 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    i am 15 and I was in my room at about 1 in the

    morning and looked over to the wall and there was a massive blood red dragons head there. it took me about an hour to get read of my fear and slowly walk over to it (after running back lots of times) shaking. I switched on the light but as I did it bit me and then I felt blood...
    slider978 slider978 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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    I'm usually pretty open about my mental illness,

    but because I am well spoken and clean up pretty nice (Thanks to my loving family and friends) it's harder to see how bad im struggling inside. like when I say things like I can't take pictures, people take it more as a suggestion instead of how I'm really feeling which is I'd...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M Nov 13, 2015

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    Dang it!! The things I experience vanish from

    my memory like dreams. I was in a room lit dimly by candle light. It was stone. Damp stone, looked like some sort of dungeon. And I was on my back on another stupid canopy bed and HE is over me, that same dark entity, and I feel his hands around my throat and while his hands...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Nov 21, 2015

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    You know it hurts when you try to befriend

    someone and help them out, they block you with no reason or question... w/e though right?...well not right, it makes you not want to help someone in the future...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Fralicious Fralicious 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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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'm not even twenty yet.

    My life had just begun. I don't know when the symptoms started, but it caused my life to spiral right down the drain. I never went to a doctor, for fear of what they'd say. I want to work in law enforcement, but if I am officially diagnosed then what? I'd probably kill myself. I...
    SeeingIsNotBelieving SeeingIsNotBelieving 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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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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    Celebrating John Nash.

    For those of you who do not know, John Nash died today. He was a mathmatician and and Nobel Prize winner who also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Just so happens that today is also Schizophrenia awareness day. The color for that is purple.
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F May 24, 2015

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    What if that angel was right

    and it was a real good angel and I'm supposed to have some special baby that's going to do great things? Then wouldn't the devil want me to THINK that I was going to have an evil baby and that he was behind it, and then ruin sex for me so I would never have this baby? Ohhh I'm...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

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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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    I'm so angry. I'm so very,

    very angry. EVERYTHING has been irritating me. Everything. Things that wouldn't normally. Any time I hear someone eat I want to punch them in the face. Any time someone tries talking to me I want to scream. Any time I'm in close proximity to another person I get incredibly...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2015

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    Current delusion my brain is trying to insist I

    believe: I am a jinn. I'm here for whatever reason. I was being chased/held captive by a different jinn for whatever reason and that may be part of the reason why I'm here now. The bad jinn might have caught me because I'm very powerful and they wanted to convert me to be bad...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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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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    I have been misdiagnosed

    since I was 15. I never sought out help until now. My dr put me on geodon and Lamictal. I just thought I was normal until I was diagnosed. I see shadow people and I feel bugs crawling on my back. I've lived a long time with this undiagnosed. sometimes I cry sitting in the...
    lmwhite106 lmwhite106 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    "As you will be inhabiting the body of a female

    human, you may or may not draw attention from male humans seeking to mate. It is recommended to refrain from such relations with human beings while on earth. Behaviors of an interested male may include such things as prolonged eye contact, excessive smiling or touching, verbal...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Sometimes I think letting go of reality would

    be easier. Why do we cling so tightly to something so two faced?
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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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    I'm thankful I got on medicine early.

    ..my symptoms...well. the positive symptoms are taken care of pretty well, but I remember when the illness was more tangible.. I remember fighting for dear life trying not to be drug in to hell...literally saw the castles of skulls, dragons and everything. anyone else experience...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2015

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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...
    SealedWithAKisss SealedWithAKisss 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    This past Wednesday I was taken to the ER by my

    counselor on account of a severe bout of voices that constituted what psychiatrists term a psychotic episode. Unrelentingly for nearly a week I fell victim to auditory hallucinations that proclaimed without doubt that I deserved to die, and then went on to give me specific...
    tatianya tatianya 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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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 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    I tell myself that the delusions I had were

    very short lived now that I have insight into my illness but really all I did was push them away. They're still in my head. Like I still feel like I've been trained to be a warrior my whole life, though for warfare on the nonphysical plane, not the physical. I'll do whatever I...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2015

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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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