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I haven't lost my friends because I haven't told them I have schizophrenia. I told the closest friends that I have some illness of the head which destroys my brain and nothing more. They just feel sorry for me. And I try not to meet less close friends because I don't want to tell lies to everyone so that the truth may be revealed. So far, my plan works.
 
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I don't think they knew that I'm schizophrenic tho but they thought that I acted so weird. My closest friends then slowly abandoned me and also badmouthed me. I don't keep in touch with them anymore, but I found few true friends. 💛
 
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I've just lost a friend of mine, because I didn't believe in her handling the truth about my symptoms. I probably decided while we were having dinner, that I might lose her.

She have texted me 3 days after dinner and ask me "how are you feeling now?" I didn't respond to her message. She stopped speaking to me ever since.

a lot of my friends and ex-friends don't know nothing about my symptoms.
Hi folks....please do forgive my question, can you tell me what schizophrenia is like/ feels like
Thanks
 
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I haven't lost my friends because I haven't told them I have schizophrenia. I told the closest friends that I have some illness of the head which destroys my brain and nothing more. They just feel sorry for me. And I try not to meet less close friends because I don't want to tell lies to everyone so that the truth may be revealed. So far, my plan works.
I think it would have been better if I have stuck to my guns and haven't said anything to her, and to some other friends. I may have ruined our friendship.
 
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The only people who know about my sz are my son and his friend. They actually helped me figure out what was wrong with me. Haven't told anybody else yet.
 
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hey guys..just an update

i have a few friends from way back that I consider to be my best of friends. I wouldn’t tell them until I have it under control with my antipsychotic medication.
 
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Whilst I was going through a big relocating move, back in 1995, and also whilst growing up more, I had lost a lot of friends from within my corner, alt hough I don't think necessarily, it wasn't due to my szchiophrenia though.


These years, and or itmight be recommended to me, I happily make do, by having arrangements made for a lined up Befriender.
 
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I had to find out that my old best friend and my dad are schizophrenia causers, and that they work for the devil.
 
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My friends are all on drugs. They wouldn’t care if I beheaded the queen.
 
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Three down the years albeit not recently being out the MH community loop....and living as a hermit more or less these days.
 
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After I dropped out of high school, an acquaintance I once knew at school committed suicide. It was not because of me but I realized she was not doing well either. She was found in the dorm bathtub dead. I was sad about it for awhile. Her memories still haunt me.
 
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I've lost friends. When they found out that I was diagnosed with it. They set me adrift. I've only got one friend now. He has Schizoaffective disorder. So is not judgemental about me. I met him in the hospital.
 
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I lost all of my acquaintances from childhood and school but am gaining friends who share the illness. Like I said, my childhood was messed up. Now, I am doing better but still people who don't have the illness when they do find out have a tendency to run away from me.
 
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I lost all of my acquaintances from childhood and school but am gaining friends who share the illness. Like I said, my childhood was messed up. Now, I am doing better but still people who don't have the illness when they do find out have a tendency to run away from me.
Same here , I made more friends who share the illness.. and lost my childhood and school acquaintances.
 

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