schizoaffective disorder

  1. C

    New realization-the nature of the voice

    I just realized something important while I was lying awake in bed last night. Background: In my head what happens is that I will have an explicit thought (in my own voice). The voice will then apparently "comment" on that thought. The "comments" are usually very negative and take on a...
  2. J

    Starting a video blog as aid in recovery

    Hi! I am starting a video blog about my recovery journey through schizoaffective disorder, hoping this may not only help myself but will help others.
  3. F

    Hi, Hi.

    Hi, just a short introduction. I'm new to the forum, and decided to utilize this as therapy. Looking forward to making new connections and find out answers to some of the questions I have about my disorder, which is Schizoaffective Disorder (or is it?, since the doctors are not sure yet.).
  4. 4

    recreational drugs?

    Do any of you with schizophrenia (not psychosis) smoke weed or use any other recreational drugs? I suppose it’s not a good idea for those with really bad symptoms.... I have schizoaffective disorder and my psychotic symptoms never arise, I’ve been on medication for months and they’ve been...
  5. MariaJ

    Schizoaffective disorder, mixed type

    Hi! I would like to hear from someone who has had a similar experience to mine. I'm really confused and need some guidance. I have been recently diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, mixed type. For years I had been treated for a mild depression and mild anxiety disorder by my mother -...
  6. S

    Please Help

    I feel so lost and confused and alone. No one believes me. I've been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder so everyone thinks I'm just having another 'episode' but I'm not. I suppose I should explain a little more. I see dead people. Kinda like ghosts I guess. Some of them are people I knew...
  7. EtherX

    Flippity Dippity Doopy Dippity Dip Dop Flip Flop

    Got your attention? Thought so. I just wanted to get something off of my chest about paranoia. I have suffered with the delusion that I have been under surveillance by a group of people who live close to where I live, and that these people have video recordings of me, are watching my online...
  8. daintyd10

    Mood Swings - within minutes

    Long novel here, but I promise I'll get to the point. Basically, ridiculous mood swings within minutes (not hours, weeks, months, or years). I was dx'd with Schizoaffective - depressive type about 6 months ago. Since then I've been on several meds. The best so far was Saphris, until it...
  9. U

    Ten years and I didn't know?

    I have Bipolar 1. I'm medicated but recently one of my medications started actually working. My anti psychotic. I didn't realise I was psychotic until I wasn't anymore. 6 weeks into taking my medication, my delusion left ( I'd been experiencing it for 1 or 2 years) and that was it. I thought I...
  10. U

    I never knew

    Hi community. I'm new to this whole forum thing so you'll have to forgive me for my awkwardness. I am looking for some advice from people who are suffering from schizoaffective disorder. I wanted to know some of your experiences with hallucinations and delusions. I have been diagnosed with...
  11. SammySam

    Hearing voices

    When I get asked if I hear voices I say no because I always thought hearing voices was constantly hearing a jumbled mess of different voices in your head all day long. I have never experienced that, so my reply would be no. But I do hear inaudible whispers and every so often a low voice simply...
  12. U

    I am crying out for help PLEASE

    My boyfriend of over 1 year was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder 4 years ago. He did not tell me when we started dating and I had no idea. As things progressed he told me more and more but I just found out the name for the disorder he has been telling me about. It has been getting very...
  13. A

    Meds Question: Are too many anti-convulsants a bad idea?

    Hi, My migraines have become so frequent that my neurologist wants to put me on Topamax. But I'm already on Lamictal. Aren't they both mood stabilizers as well as being anti-convulsants? I don't want to be on any more meds than are necessary. I've also heard that Topamax causes kidney stones...
  14. M

    Psychotic Abusive Schizoaffective Boyfriend

    I'm having a really rough time. I had to cut my schizoaffective ex bf out of my life. We were friends before we dated. Last Tuesday he started sending me psychotic and abusive text messages. He called me the c word about fifteen times, he called me a b.itch, a w.hore, a s.lut, he called me a fat...
  15. E

    this isn't living

    it's like i'm not really living. having to live with this disorder. i wouldn't wish it on anyone. i've always been a little suicidal since i was a young teen but lately the feeling has grown back if not stronger. i see this life as pointless, or at least i can not find meaning in it. it used to...
  16. O

    CPN really getting on my nerves now

    Hi everyone :) I'm new here, I'm Oliver, I'm 21 and I'm from East Yorkshire. My diagnosis is schizoaffective. I've currently just embarked on a "med free" recovery after more than 2 years on anti psychotics, mood stabilisers and anti depressants. So the deal is: I have had my CPN since I was...
  17. F

    How to support a friend with schizoaffective disorder?

    I've recently found out my friend is suffering from schizoaffective disorder. He lives pretty isolated from the world, only with some relatives. Due to the isolation he's quite lonely and friendless. He confessed to me he hears voices ("thought broadcasting"). Sometimes there are ups when he...
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