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I have not been diagnosed with schizophrenia but I have experienced a lot of the symptoms and people have told me that it is just my social anxiety. My symptoms are hearing things, feeling things, and even seeing things that nobody else sees. sometimes i’ll feel somebody touch me and i’ll flip out at the person closest to me just to find out that nobody touched me, sometimes i’m alone when it happens and it freaks me out. i hear my name being called a lot or i hear women crying for help. there used to be a woman i saw when going to bed nd she just sat by my bed watching me, i stopped sleeping in my bed obviously that’s some demonic sh*t…but i don’t know i don’t wanna say i’m schizophrenic because that’s a big deal you know? and people say those with schizophrenia don’t feel things or whatever but i’m really emotional i just don’t know how to express my feelings the correct way. i’m either really dramatic or i barely have a reaction at all. Those who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia can you please let me know how it was before you were diagnosed. i don’t know what to do.

    • Dorkasaurus

      759d

      Those are definitely hallucinations. However, hallucinations, even having them regularly, don't always mean a diagnosis of schizophrenia. You need to see a physician, psychiatrist, and therapist. Brain tumors cause hallucinations. You can have a mental disorder "with psychotic features" (such as Bipolar, PTSD, and OCD). Hell, even sleep apnea can cause them. It's very important that you don't let stigma dictate how you approach seeking help for your symptoms. Most people experience psychosis at least once in their lifetime. Bringing it up to a doctor is never going to get you get you sent to inpatient. You can only be required to go to inpatient treatment if you are homicidal or suicidal. I myself have regular psychosis (psychosis is either one or a combination of delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia). I encourage you to research the criteria for different psychotic mental illnesses (you can find these in the DSM-5 online). AND physical causes as well. I have been having regular psychosis since I was 13, and I didn't realize it (I just thought I was dramatic and didn't handle things well compared to others) and start receiving treatment for any of my illnesses until I was 18. I'm almost 21 now, and still, I don't have a definitive diagnosis. Our best guess has been Schizoaffective Disorder-Bipolar 2 type. It takes a lot of brain scans, trial treatments, and understanding and recording of your symptoms. So I encourage you to no matter what, begin seeking help. Who knows, you could have a tumor? Also, people with schizophrenia do have feelings and emotions (pls see the DSM-5). There's no one in the world who doesn't. Even those with Antisocial Personality Disorder (sociopathic/psychopathic sufferers) who do feel to an extent.

    • L.L

      762d

      Hi, I just wanna say I know how you feel. Before I was diagnosed, I was honestly scared as hell... I kept hearing my name, screaming, talking.. I felt others presences when completely alone, and I kept seeing people. I still remember one time that freaked my family out.. I started seeing my great grandfather (who mind you died ten years before I was born and we have 0 pictures of) and I learned all kinds of things about him and the rest of my family, that I was never told. So when I started spouting up random knowledge my mother brought me to a hospital.. that's when I was diagnosed. That was 4 years ago.

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