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Schizophrenia board

Hi, I hope someone can give me some advice on my problem. I've tried to explain it to friends but feel better typing my problem out.

I was diagnosed with a schizophrenic illness 3 years ago, but have been on Abilify since my diagnosis which has kept my illness under control. More recently, I was diagnosed with depression but have been given Prozac for that which has helped stablise my mood. I attend a psychiatrist once a month but I'm living an (almost) full and complete life. However, I have recently been feeling very lonely.

I would like to form a romantic relationship with a special person that I've met through the internet. The problem is, I don't know if this person feels the same way about me. I've asked this person how they feel about me and they've told me I'm decent and they enjoy my company. That's given me some hope, but I can't seem to pluck up the courage to confess my true feelings. For one, the idea of rejection sends me into a blind panic and I'm scared that it would set me right back to where I was before Prozac. Secondly, I feel I shouldn't keep my illness a secret either and would want to explain my illness to this person and that frightens me. But I have needs and wants like everyone else.

Thank you for reading this and I hope to get some sound advice.