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What are the warning signs of psychosis? Also can you develop Schizophrenia when you're in your late 30's.
 
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It is possible to develop Schizophrenia in your late 30's because I did. The warning signs of psychosis are very varied so it might be wise to Google it as it is also different for different people.
 
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It is possible to develop Schizophrenia in your late 30's because I did. The warning signs of psychosis are very varied so it might be wise to Google it as it is also different for different people.
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It is possible to develop Schizophrenia in your late 30's because I did. The warning signs of psychosis are very varied so it might be wise to Google it as it is also different for different people.
I will look it up. I started having a lot of anxiety, trouble concentrating at times, and just haven't been feeling myself. Kinda the feeling that something isn't right. I never had any issues before this and mental illness doesn't run in my family either.
 
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Hi Rider and welcome to the forum-yes latent onset of schizophrenia is normal. I was 52 when I found out. And it was due to a psychotic episode of seeing various things and hearing noises that were not there.

Currently after I stopped taking anti psychotic medicine I hear uncomfortable noises in my head and I see shit all the time. When I was on my meds this did not happen.

As far as psychotic episodes wow-ask my family. I just go way off the edge real paranoia and nuts. I go crazy on my neighbors thinking they are trying to hurt me and my dogs it is a real horrible mess. I scream and yell and go frantic.

But, i have not had a psychotic episode for a while-but they always come back. I just can not trust myself unless I am doped up on medications that caused serious side effects.

I wish you the best PM me if you have any questions Lots of love and hugs Jules
 
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For me I literally felt like I'd been slipped some sort of illicit drug, infact, the first time I went psychotic I thought people were spiking my food and drink with substances. This then turned into general paranoia and delusions quite rapidly. Of course, I didn't think they were delusions or paranoia atall, to me it was all 100% real and happening.

The 2nd time I went psychotic I caught it, so there was a period between being at baseline and going full on psychotic when I knew something was happening so tried to get help, unfortunately the help came too late and I'd already left my house on somesort of psychotic mission, shortly getting taken to the hospital by friends, I quickly lost any insight I had.

I would say a big change in the way you feel would be a huge warning sign, troubles concentrating, elevated emotions and different ways of thinking about things. I felt spiritually enlightened and felt like I'd worked out a whole lot of crazy stuff about my life and the world. It can be hard to realise this and maybe it won't last for long until you are dragged fully into psychosis and lose insight like I did. That's just my personal experience in a few words.
 
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I felt like I was on drugs, namely LSD and Ecstasy. I know the effects well because I tried them in my youth. After lots of research to explain these symptoms I discovered the body can produce chemicals very similar to these drugs, DMT produced by the Pineal Gland is very similar to LSD and the Pituitary Gland can produce Endorphines (endogenous morphine) that in high amounts can get you high like Ecstasy.

So for me it was a huge chemical imbalance, anti-psychotics seem to stop this from happening to me again.
 
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I'm not having any delusions or paranoia. It just seems like everything is different. I still have insight and aware of some things being off.
 
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