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Sari05 07-16-2008 01:39 PM

Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
Hi Everybody,

I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and I have been seeing a Psychiatrist.
I went to a new Psychiatrist last Monday July 14th, and he thinks that I have Schizophrenia. I am constantly seeing things, and I hear voices too. I am seeing things right now while I am typing in this thread. When I hear voices, alot of times I talk to them when nobody is around. I am on medication but the Psychiatrist that I went to on Monday didn't change the doses on my medication because he was afraid that it make my OCD and my Schizophrenia worse. He thinks that I have a mild case of Schizophrenia.

You see I go from these periods where my OCD is totally under control, and my other problem isn't. I can't go back to the Psychiatrist that I went on Monday because he can't help me. So I have to find another Psychiatrist who can prescribe my medication, and I am seeing a counselor for my OCD.

Also I am having a hard time thinking clearly because of the seeing things and hearing voices. Also I have suicide thoughts alot, I feel I am having a hard time taking care of myself again. The Psychiatrist that I went to on Monday, told me that I have OCD and Schizophrenia. I was diagnosed with OCD in 2003. I have been seeing things and hearing voices since 4 years ago.

Also my mom took me to the ER at a Hospital in June of last year, and the ER Psychiatrist told me that I have Schizophrenia. I almost got admitted to the Hospital, but I didn't. So two Psychiatrist's have diagnosed me with having Schizophrenia. My mom doesn't think that I have Schizophrenia, I told her about how I feel. I will be seeing a new Psychiatrist soon, right now my counselor is referring me to see one. My counselor said that the new Psychiatrist will give me a diagnosis by doing some test's on me. Also alot of times, I have a hard time trying to act normal in public. Also when I was really bad last year, my mom told me that I had cut marks on my arms.

Anyway I've read about Schizophrenia, and I do have some of the symptoms. But I don't know what kind of Schizophrenia that I have. Also alot of times,
I am afraid to leave the house, and when I go for a walk I have to look over my shoulder to make sure that nobody is following me. I am afraid that somebody might come to get me. I feel that way too, I have been feeling way since last year.

So do I have Schizophrenia? Can anybody help me? Please help me. :confused:

Sari05 07-18-2008 03:20 PM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
Can anybody help me please?

tony1527 07-24-2008 09:26 AM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
u said that youve been seeing things and hearing voices for four years.What has changed in those four years that now bothers u.Did u tell your first doctor these signs.And if u did what he say.

MSD607 07-24-2008 09:50 AM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
I don't know if you have schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is not always just about hearing and seeing things (however I am obviously not a doctor, so this is only an opinion). You say that you always feel like there's someone behind you, so it seems that you are paranoid, but do you have any other fears? Do you have bizarre thoughts, or misinterpret things? You might just have psychosis. I hope this helps you.

Sari05 07-25-2008 03:58 PM

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[QUOTE=tony1527;3661189]u said that youve been seeing things and hearing voices for four years.What has changed in those four years that now bothers u.Did u tell your first doctor these signs.And if u did what he say.[/QUOTE]

Hi tony,

Thank you for responding. Yes I have been seeing things and hearing voices for 4 years now. One of the people that I see and hear, is really scary looking and that person really bother's me. Also when I look at myself in the mirror,
I feel like I am not really looking at myself, I see something on me in the mirror that is really scary. When I see that thing in the mirror, I touched myself and then I feel better. Yes I told my first doctor about these signs, but he didn't give me a diagnosis. He just diagnosed me with OCD.

When I see "these people", they talk to me and I talk to them too. One of these people tell me to do bad things. Also I am afraid to leave my house, and when I go for walks, I have to look over my shoulder to make sure that nobody is following me. I am afraid that somebody is going to get me, and I have no enemies.

Again thank you for your help, I really do appreciate it. :)

Sari05 07-25-2008 04:05 PM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
[QUOTE=MSD607;3661228]I don't know if you have schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is not always just about hearing and seeing things (however I am obviously not a doctor, so this is only an opinion). You say that you always feel like there's someone behind you, so it seems that you are paranoid, but do you have any other fears? Do you have bizarre thoughts, or misinterpret things? You might just have psychosis. I hope this helps you.[/QUOTE]

Hi MSD,

Thank you for your response. Yes I have another fear, I am afraid to leave the house. Yes I do have really weird thoughts, and yes I do misnterpet things. I haven't been to a new Psychiatrist yet, because my counselor is still referring me to see one. Do I really have Schizophrenia or just Psychosis? I am just trying to figure out what is going on with me besides having OCD. I feel like there is something going on with me, and I can't put my finger on it. I have been trying to tell other people that for months now. Maybe I just have Paranoid Schizophrenia, I don't know. Again thank you for your response, I really do appreciate it. :)

MSD607 07-25-2008 06:00 PM

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I really think you should go to a specialist, because I felt a lot of the same things when I was first diagnosed. How old are you? Keep me posted on how you're doing...I'm interested to know what is going on :)

Sari05 07-25-2008 08:03 PM

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[QUOTE=MSD607;3663266]I really think you should go to a specialist, because I felt a lot of the same things when I was first diagnosed. How old are you? Keep me posted on how you're doing...I'm interested to know what is going on :)[/QUOTE]


Hi MSD607,

What kind of a specialist should I see? I was just wondering. I am 26 years old, how old are you? That is if you don't mind me asking you that. When did you get diagnosed? What kind of medication are you on? I am Clomipramine and Luvox for my OCD. Also I am on Risperdal too. Also I took a free test online for Schizophrenia today, and it said that I am 60% Paranoid Schizophrenic. Are all online test's like that accurate? I was just wondering, that was my first time of taking one.

Yeah I will keep you posted on how I am doing, that would be good. :)

MSD607 07-26-2008 07:43 AM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
When I was diagnosed I went to a mental health specialist. He did some physical exams (to rule out any other medical issues) and then he did a psychological evaluation of me. I am only 18, so I'm going to college this fall which is very stressful for me. Many of my symptoms are coming back and I'm really scared. Right now I am on Haldol and I used to also be on abilify, but I had to go off that because the side effect were horrible. My doctor is looking for a new combination of meds for me, but it takes a while. Hope this helps you.

Sari05 07-26-2008 04:53 PM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
[QUOTE=MSD607;3663844]When I was diagnosed I went to a mental health specialist. He did some physical exams (to rule out any other medical issues) and then he did a psychological evaluation of me. I am only 18, so I'm going to college this fall which is very stressful for me. Many of my symptoms are coming back and I'm really scared. Right now I am on Haldol and I used to also be on abilify, but I had to go off that because the side effect were horrible. My doctor is looking for a new combination of meds for me, but it takes a while. Hope this helps you.[/QUOTE]

Hi MSD,

I am really sorry to hear that you are not doing so well. I hope that your doctor will find the right medication for you. Let me know how you are doing,
I want to know. Anyway I will ask my therapist for my ocd about seeing a mental health specialist. I was on abilify for a week about 4 years ago, but I went off it because I couldn't sit still. I didn't like that drug, so I tried Seroquel. Seroquel worked for a while, but it made me gain alot of weight. So I went off that drug and I don't remember why I went off it.

Also I do have a medical condition, I have a benign pituitary tumor in my brain. It was causing some problems, but now it's not. I have asked my Endocrinologist if my tumor is causing my mental illness, and he said that it isn't. I really hope that I will find the right psychiatrist who can help me and prescribe me the right medication.

Anyway I will keep you posted on what's going on with me okay? I really hope that you will feel better soon, and I think that is really cool that you are going to College. I wish you good luck! :)

MSD607 07-26-2008 07:40 PM

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Thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes. Stay well and keep me posted.

Sari05 07-27-2008 03:47 PM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
MSD,

You're welcome, and thank you. I will keep you posted, and you keep me posted on how you are doing okay?

MSD607 07-27-2008 04:11 PM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
I definitely will keep you updated :)

Sari05 09-03-2008 07:28 PM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
Hi MSD607,

I just want to let you know that I am seeing a nurse practioner now for my meds. My nurse practioner doesn't know if I have Schizophrenia or not because she is still getting to know me. So far I only saw her 2 times, and I do like her. She changed the doses on my meds, and so far I seem to be doing okay. She thinks that the hearing and seeing things will go away when I get my OCD under control. I just hope that she knows what she is doing about my meds, I worry about that. Anyway I just thought that I should let you know what is going on with me, I want to keep you posted.

Also how are you doing? How are you feeling? I hope that you are doing okay. Let me know how you are doing.

Take care and keep in touch.

MSD607 09-04-2008 08:48 AM

Re: Do I have Schizophrenia?
 
Hi...I'm glad to hear that you are getting things under control!

I have been terrible. I started college and I absolutely hate it! I'm so stressed and I just want to go home...I'm really not doing well.

Stay well!


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