I Was Diagnosed With Schizotypal Personality Disorder
I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder about three years ago. For 2 1/2 of those years I was on medication and in recent months I decided to go off of it.
Before my diagnosis life was pretty unbearable. I decided to go to psychotherapy once a week and have continued to do so.
My symptoms are pretty severe...It's pretty much the constant idea that people are out to get me. So I have a very difficult time with friendships/relationships, I can't trust, and I always think that everyone is plotting against me. Sometimes these thoughts escalate to things like people who aren't even related to each other are plotting against me. My fears run the gamut from they want to embarrass me, to they want to harm me physically, and many times over the course of the years I have feared for my life. So basically I'm afraid all the time plagued with these types of thoughts.
For instance I went out with a girl the other night and the whole time I was expecting to be robbed or beat up etc. Needless to say, the date didn't go well.
My symptoms are more severe without medication, but I have read in many places that medication isn't necessarily a solution for what I have.
I've been having a very hard time socially. And I have also lost my desire to fight it.
I'm here to find out if there is anyone with the same diagnosis and similar symptoms that can share how they are dealing with it, or overcame it.
I hope someone can help.