im 16 and I have been in a constant state of hating everything. About 5 months ago I attempted suicide and was sent to the mental institution for about a week. I got out and spent the summer pretty much drinking and smoking weed, I was bad. After I finally broke up with my bf who i was on and off with for 4 years because he treated me horribly and made my life miserable i met this new boy who has been absolutly amazing to me, but i was still not right. I frequently had mood swings and just hated the world even though looking, my life was going quite well. They diagnosed me biopolar and I went back to the institution again. After another week in there I came out a zombie. When on my meds I have a limitted personality and cant be happy or sad or anything in between, I'm just blah. So I frequently stop taking my meds just to feel alive to again and the frst few days off it works, I'm happy, I draw again, everything is great. But then the thoughts always come back eventually. I finally admitted to my boyfriend that I had never told anyone before but most of my life I've heard voices telling me the ones I love were going to kill me, I know it sounds weird but its been going on for a lot of my life but until recently I could control it. Now I just hear it whenever I'm off my meds. My boyfriend told me it sounded like schizophrenia from what he had heard and urged me to tell my doctor to see what they thought. But these doctors are always so quick to diagnose me with anything that it may seem I have. I also know that this diagnoses will result in more meds that aren't gonna let me be myself. I love me and I want to be me not some zombie that cant feel. Is there any hope for my life to be good again
ps. I really dont wanna screw things up with this kid, he's amazing, like perfect for me in so many ways and he's stickin by me even tho all this craziness reached its peak very early in our relationship and I'm so afraid I'm gonna do something to mess it up when I'm in my weird frame of mind please any advice
Hey, sorry to hear you've been going through such a hard time. I know how you feel- I'm 18 and in college and I'm completely miserable with paranoid schizophrenia...when I went on my meds I turned into a different person too. I don't know that you can do much about the side effects of the meds, but when you're feeling like a zombie, you should just remember the things that used to make you happy (drawing and such) and just force yourself to do it. You should absolutely tell your doctor about the voices. It doesn't necessarily mean you have Schizophrenia; I know of many people who are Bipolar and hear voices. I also know that if you don't tell your doctor things could get worse and I know you don't want that. It's really great that your boyfriend is so supportive- you're lucky to have him! Well, I hope this helps!