I was just diagnosed with schizophrenia
Mental illness seems to run in my family. I just discovered that the illness can be hereditary. My younger brother is a diagnosed schizophrenic and I have just been diagnosed with it as well. I am 32, and he is 30. Only within my late 20's and into my early 30's did the symptoms start to worsen to the point where I wouldnt leave my home, wouldnt eat, wouldnt bathe myself, wouldnt go to work, stopped picking up the phone or spending time with people. People are what I have a real problem with, I cant seem to be around them but my doctor says that the zyprexa and zoloft would help with that. Lately my psychotic symptoms have worsen to the point where it is all interfering with my thoughts, I cant concentrate like I use to, even to type this is very difficult becasue I keep misspelling words, typing them backwars and leaving words out. I have to go back and correct it. Thse are things that are interfering with my work and it is becoming increasingly dificult to communicate with anyone. I just started taking the zyprexa and so far I like what it does. I like that it relaxes me and takes away some of the thoughts I get and things I see that scare me, like people moving at the same time to the same beat to my music, happens a lot. Or me looking at smeone and seeing there whole life and I get disgusted at them and at myself for seeing it. Anyway, it is nice that this forum is here. I would like ot know if anyone here is experiencing what I jsut descrbied. Take care.
Last edited by Jay333; 06-24-2006 at 03:32 PM.
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