- Apr 30, 2019
- Northern Ireland
Yes you are right 100%. The people I felt could read my thoughts it seemed like some were trying to help me/control my life which I did not like at all. The thoughts will always be in the back of my mind but they are no where near as bad. It took like 7 or 8 tries on different meds to find the right one. Olanzapine worked but it is the worst for weight gain. I am now on abilify. Even if you refuse to believe these thoughts aren’t real the right medication will help you cope with it. How is your son coping with it Linus?I struggled with this issue also regarding my son, all the medical staff insisted that I won’t engage in discuss his delusional ideas. After reading a lot online and on this forum, I came to some important conclusions:
1. If you deny somebody delusional ideas you become an “enemy”, because everything is emotional, so instead of being able to support that person, they will reject you
2. If you pursue those ideas, you make that person more entangled with them
3. It’s best just to listen and talk about how does he feel when those thoughts come into mind so you can show empathy
So the nurse couldn’t come with anything clear back because she could make things more complicated.
I guess you will never get rid of some thoughts, but I also think it’s your choice (once you get some insight about how the brain can trick you) to not give too much importance to them.