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#620520 psychosis/schizophrenia

Posted by SJ00 on 17 August 2020 - 01:41 AM

Hey. I have reported similar things before, I know, but this time I want to try to explain my problem using an example. For example, I walk through the train station and see a man. I think then “this is god” but that thought doesn’t really come on but it’s more like I think that myself compulsively although I am 100 percent aware that this person is not god or something. every time something like this happens, I think of a psychosis that slowly begins and that throws me from the whole concept to accept the anxiety and classify the dpdr as harmless. a second problem are noises. 90% of the noises (the most intense are passing cars and construction site noises) sound very distorted to that pulls me much more out of the sense of reality than the optical problems. When I let myself in on noise, I feel like I’m in the wrong film. It’s very hard to explain. I’m very afraid of a psychosis. I just don’t fucking want it. with the dpdr I can be satisfied and do so my whole life long. But I don’t want a fucking psychosis.

Not sure if this makes you feel any better, but I know people who have schizophrenia/psychosis combined with other things. My exes mum had it and she's just a regular person like you, you know, and she's able to do anything any other human would be able to do. I know it's not like that for everyone who has schizophrenia related issues, but just know that even if you do get it, it's not game over, far from it. Having any mental illness is not fun, but it's just the way it is, worrying about getting it isn't going to make it more or less likely to happen so just live your life and if anything is preventing you from doing so, try to deal with it as best you can, and the best way you can do with this situation in specific I believe is to know the facts and move on. The facts are everywhere on the internet, there's a 1% percent chance that a person will develop schizophrenia in their lifetime so there's a 99% chance you won't. I know its scary, and I've thought similar thoughts, and still do, but if you honestly just look at it logically, you don't have anything to worry about unless it presents itself. You don't have it by the way, based on the symptoms you mentioned. Hope you get better from this, I know how hard it is sometimes

#620514 fear my own soul (1.5 year Of terror in my mind After an anxiety attack from...

Posted by SJ00 on 16 August 2020 - 11:59 PM

I know this post was a while ago, but if you still don't have an answer, caffeine can definitely make things worse if you suffer from anxiety, which by the looks of your post you do. I have anxiety as well, and I can tell you from experience, if I've had coffee or coke or whatever it makes me more nervous/uncomfortable throughout the rest of my day and sometimes even interrupts my sleep later on. Google whether or not caffeine has an effect on these sort of things, it will tell you that it does. Asking google is a much quicker way to get answers rather than asking on here and having to wait a long time for someone to reply. Anyway, cutting caffeine out will no doubt be beneficial if you do experience anxiety. As for you realizing you're alive in your body, do things you used to do before you felt this way. If you can't think of anything, I would suggest things like watch a movie, go for a walk, chat to some mates, etc. Many people on here and in general do things like this as a distraction from the way you're currently feeling and I am in no way guaranteeing you'll be cured from whatever's happening to you but it will provide some form of relief from your current state if you genuinely try them out. Hope you feel at least little better in time mate, again this post was a while ago so feel free to ignore you're trying stuff already.