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Posted 8/16/12
My mother has it. It's hard.
Don't let it affect your life. If it becomes too bad then something needs to be done.
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Posted 8/16/12
Only when I'm bored and alone.
Posted 8/16/12
I was diagnosed with schizophrenia earlier this year after being hospitalized for 3 weeks.

It had been slowly building for years from when I was around 13 of age. The symptoms got worse over the years in forms of hearing voices who mainly told me to hurt myself/kill myself and delusions in form of recieving hidden messages through the TV. These symptoms are classic indications of the illness.

I was quickly proscribed with alot of medicine which took the voices away. I heavily grieved the loss of the voices since I had been living with them for that many years and considered them seperate beings with their own thoughts. For a long time I saw no resolutions in which to overcome the illness, but gradually over time I got better and thought out strategies to learn to live with this illness, its no picnic, but it can be done.

As some already have mentioned it can't be cured, but you can learn to live with it. I knew from early on that something was wrong with me, but it took years to actually determine the cause. Before that my youth was destroyed in many ways, always depressed or suicidal (I did try to take my life once, but luckily I was found in time.)

Today I no longer take any medications which have greatly helped the zombie-like state I was in with the medicine and i am recovering from the heavy blow of realising I was suffering from this. To this day I always try to remember that no matter how dark life can become, it will always get better at some point and that it is worth living in the end. It is still tough to live with, but I do it none the less and I hope that anyone else suffering from this will learn to live with it as well.

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Posted 8/16/12
...I don't even understand what it is. D:
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Posted 8/16/12

Amunat wrote:

I was diagnosed with schizophrenia earlier this year after being hospitalized for 3 weeks.

It had been slowly building for years from when I was around 13 of age. The symptoms got worse over the years in forms of hearing voices who mainly told me to hurt myself/kill myself and delusions in form of recieving hidden messages through the TV. These symptoms are classic indications of the illness.

I was quickly proscribed with alot of medicine which took the voices away. I heavily grieved the loss of the voices since I had been living with them for that many years and considered them seperate beings with their own thoughts. For a long time I saw no resolutions in which to overcome the illness, but gradually over time I got better and thought out strategies to learn to live with this illness, its no picnic, but it can be done.

As some already have mentioned it can't be cured, but you can learn to live with it. I knew from early on that something was wrong with me, but it took years to actually determine the cause. Before that my youth was destroyed in many ways, always depressed or suicidal (I did try to take my life once, but luckily I was found in time.)

Today I no longer take any medications which have greatly helped the zombie-like state I was in with the medicine and i am recovering from the heavy blow of realising I was suffering from this. To this day I always try to remember that no matter how dark life can become, it will always get better at some point and that it is worth living in the end. It is still tough to live with, but I do it none the less and I hope that anyone else suffering from this will learn to live with it as well.



great that your out of meds man, hope you wont get a nasty relapse
Posted 8/16/12

ckmox wrote:


Amunat wrote:

I was diagnosed with schizophrenia earlier this year after being hospitalized for 3 weeks.

It had been slowly building for years from when I was around 13 of age. The symptoms got worse over the years in forms of hearing voices who mainly told me to hurt myself/kill myself and delusions in form of recieving hidden messages through the TV. These symptoms are classic indications of the illness.

I was quickly proscribed with alot of medicine which took the voices away. I heavily grieved the loss of the voices since I had been living with them for that many years and considered them seperate beings with their own thoughts. For a long time I saw no resolutions in which to overcome the illness, but gradually over time I got better and thought out strategies to learn to live with this illness, its no picnic, but it can be done.

As some already have mentioned it can't be cured, but you can learn to live with it. I knew from early on that something was wrong with me, but it took years to actually determine the cause. Before that my youth was destroyed in many ways, always depressed or suicidal (I did try to take my life once, but luckily I was found in time.)

Today I no longer take any medications which have greatly helped the zombie-like state I was in with the medicine and i am recovering from the heavy blow of realising I was suffering from this. To this day I always try to remember that no matter how dark life can become, it will always get better at some point and that it is worth living in the end. It is still tough to live with, but I do it none the less and I hope that anyone else suffering from this will learn to live with it as well.



great that your out of meds man, hope you wont get a nasty relapse


Thanks m8 I dearly hope not as well, that would be quite unbearable.
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Posted 8/16/12

Amunat wrote:


ckmox wrote:

great that your out of meds man, hope you wont get a nasty relapse


Thanks m8 I dearly hope not as well, that would be quite unbearable.


to be honest im a schizophrenic myself, the most common type paranoid schizophrenia that hear voices persecuting me and that meds help me lowered the noise and volume level of "them" its pretty persecutory and in the past im too helpless, i got this condition back in 2008 until now and just recently labeled as chronic type so i started living with it and slowly accepting it, the way i fight the voices is by psycho-educating myself like reading from wikipedia and googling and reading news on medicalxpress.com and phys.org and sciencedaily, i do have some relapses once in a while but im not so much deceive by those voices anymore since i fight it with factual questioning like is this real people so close to me that they are inside my head and every people obsessively talking/criticizing about me non-stop like they got nothing better to do? stuffs like that

but i think your case is just an acute type, since your not even on maintenance doses of meds and completely out of meds, if ever you got some relapse i do hope you are prepared so i can only advise you to psycho-educate yourself too

good luck!!!

Posted 8/17/12

ckmox wrote:


Amunat wrote:


ckmox wrote:

great that your out of meds man, hope you wont get a nasty relapse


Thanks m8 I dearly hope not as well, that would be quite unbearable.


to be honest im a schizophrenic myself, the most common type paranoid schizophrenia that hear voices persecuting me and that meds help me lowered the noise and volume level of "them" its pretty persecutory and in the past im too helpless, i got this condition back in 2008 until now and just recently labeled as chronic type so i started living with it and slowly accepting it, the way i fight the voices is by psycho-educating myself like reading from wikipedia and googling and reading news on medicalxpress.com and phys.org and sciencedaily, i do have some relapses once in a while but im not so much deceive by those voices anymore since i fight it with factual questioning like is this real people so close to me that they are inside my head and every people obsessively talking/criticizing about me non-stop like they got nothing better to do? stuffs like that

but i think your case is just an acute type, since your not even on maintenance doses of meds and completely out of meds, if ever you got some relapse i do hope you are prepared so i can only advise you to psycho-educate yourself too

good luck!!!



I admire your way of handling your illness and yeah people are very quick to judge you or label you a weirdo because of these things. People tend to forget that we are not our illness. It can be very hard for others to understand. I am expecting relapses like you experience some day, but hopefully by then I will be prepared.

I'm very glad to hear you are not as deceived by your voices anymore and that you fight it. That is all we can do in the end, fight it and live on.

I took a risk with the medicine, since my doctors/nurses were very against me stopping with them, but I was so tired of walking around like a zombie and not being able to move on, I'm glad it paid off in the end. I was finally able to get a move on without them.

And thank you I will look into this psycho-educating thing as well, it can only help.

Good luck to you too!


Posted 8/26/12
Best of luck in all your endevours
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