Re: 10 months still no voices.. is this common?
I was mis-diagnosed as schizophrenic when I was 18...that is why I ask. I had severe CPTSD and was having flashbacks so severe that they thought I was hallucinating. I didn't experience real hallucinations until I got morphine psychosis post surgery.
As I recall, schizophrenia has something called the "rule of thirds" that has seemed to hold true for over 100 years of trying to treat this frustrating disorder.
One third recover, one third stay the same and one third get worse.
Looks like you may be in the one third that recovers! Keep up taking your meds as they seem to be working. Someday they will discover what on earth is going wrong chemically in the brain and have the meds to correct the imbalances that takes place. I've known schizophrenics who suddenly wake up one day and are absolutely normal and can't figure out what has happened to them for the past couple of years...it becomes like a bad dream...and then the next day they are gone again. It's like the chemicals suddenly come together in the right way for a few hours and then are screwed up again and they are gone. A truly sad disorder that I hope and pray will be unraveled soon.
And I'll hope and pray you are one of the lucky ones who is recovering for good. Certainly sounds like it.