So I just got out of a psychosis episode and my therapist was taking care of me through it and now we both believe I have schizoaffective disorder. I thought I had bipolar with psychosis which was bad enough. Now I have to deal with the paranoia from my past I was bullied for bring "schizo" "delusional" "psychotic" and "paranoid" many different times in my life. The way my family treats the people who are the sickest in my family who I inherited it from scares the living hell out of me. I feel like if I tell anyone I'd lose them. I'm so scared I've built such a support with my bpd and now I'm scared I won't get better.



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  • Beth007


    I have ptsd and schizoaffective I take vraylar, clonidine, Paxil and Xanax. I do emdr and cognitive behavioral therapy. It helps having someone to talk to each week and share my scary symptoms with. Try emdr and cognitive behavioral therapy it really helps and take ur meds faithfully and eating right helps to keto is good for schizo

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    I was misdiagnosed with bipolar and then changed to schizoaffective last year. It is really scary. Both the disorder itself and trying to manage social life. I already had supportive people in my life so I wasn’t rejected by anyone. The symptoms themselves were the things that strained relationships. But, I still have people who love and care about me and a few that try to work with me. Support groups are really important. Just someone you trust that understands that they don’t understand, but are willing to try to help. I’ve found I need to build it. I have always had a really rough relationship with my parents. My mom made my mental health worse since I first got symptoms, it felt impossible to trust or rely on them at all. I recently had to move back in with them, it was inevitable but I tried to delay it as much as I could before I realized it was just what needed to be done. With that, I need to rebuild my relationship with them. They are totally the time to completely misunderstand and demonize mental health things like this, always. But, my personal experience, I’m an adult now and have been handling my shit since the diagnosis. When I am taking care of myself and trying my best they learn to trust and respect. There are things I can’t control with how they act and react. But I talk to them candidly about what’s going on with me, what they might see from me. They have matured on their own and so have I. Family stuff is difficult. The number one thing that I was taught (through a good friend with bipolar 1) is that ally’s are necessary and you must build that. If you have people who are there to support you with bipolar disorder, they will probably stay with you. One foot in front of the other, one moment at a time, do your best, find support— that’s basically a summary of this long ass post. You’re not alone though.

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