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Hi you guys. How did schizophrenia start out for you?

Tawny

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Hello Tvgirl, I don't have schizophrenia but a relative of mine, he started to spend more and more time on his own in his room.
 
Mr.NiceGuy

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I fell in love with voices that I thought were telepathic connections with people off of facebook. Then I heard those love's being raped in jail. From this other story lines grew where I like you thought i was in the middle of huge conspiracy.
 
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I had a breakdown and was sectioned
 
GhostOfLenin

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I became obsessed with people watching me, controlling me etc.
How did schizophrenia start out for you? What were the symptoms?
Voices and the idea that there was people controlling me
 
OCDguy

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I wonder if anyone remembers something triggering these thoughts... :hug:
 
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I never received the schizophrenia diagnosis but I did get diagnosed with psychosis which some might consider to be a precursor to schizophrenia or short lived schizophrenia like symptoms.

It started out with hearing voices and believing the lies these voices were telling me which would be classed as being delusional or being dragged into the fantasies created by the voices.

I had a mind reading experience, thought I was telepathic and even had the TV talking to me once, it said something about a 'specialist' and that I was in a 'grey zone', the show that was on was called Leverage and the character Hardigan said this to me, it was one of the weirdest experiences I ever had.

In hospital I also had an experience where people were speaking gibberish or at least it seemed that way to me, they must have been talking to each other normally but to me the words didn't make sense.

I later learned I was just dealing with just one voice and not multiple ones and that he seems to be a master of sound, I believe it was him who made the TV say something other than what was in the script, muddled up the words that people around me were saying and could speak in perfect sync with the TV, at a friends house he was saying what the TV was saying exactly when it was being said like he had the script to read from.
 
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My experience was a bit different. First I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder due to direct genetic problem with my sister then changed to psychotic depression after several month of further diagnosis.

My first symptom appeared in 2015 I was hearing some weird voices talking or even mocking me every time then it got worse overtime with visual hallucinations and distortions.
I was trying to fight against it by ignoring the voices just like my doctor, friend and parent told me.

Then 4 years later I was received a medication (injection) p*liperidone for every 2 month and fortunately gets progressively better until now.
 
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Multiple deaths. Head trauma. Homelessness. Family rejection. Loss of a child.
 
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