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  1. I can understand that. My grandma thought I was just different because I was mostly around adults as a kid, and not other kids. I didn't have a lot of friends. When I got older and violent because of the hallucinations, she thought I was autistic. She took me to a psychiatrist at age 14, finally.
  2. It's amazing to look back and wonder "Why didn't I notice sooner, why didn't I tell someone sooner?" I wish I'd told someone as a child.
  3. She wrote that I had an "imaginary friend", but that the friend seemed to be different than other childrens'. I remember seeing cartoon characters following me for a long time. I was the youngest diagnosed as Schizophrenic on the adult ward, at age 18.
  4. I was sixteen years old when I told my psychiatrist. Eight years old when the cat started following me around. My grandma has it written in those books you use to check kids' milestones.
  5. I one day just told my child psychiatrist, who was treating me for ADHD, that I was seeing and hearing a cat that followed me around. Or maybe I told her about the bugs in my legs first, I really can't remember. She just told me that wasn't normal, but didn't do anything about it.
  6. I'm on 600mg of Lithium, so only a little more than you. I started at 300mg too. I have recently had to add an antidepressant, Effexor XR, because it just wasn't cutting it with the Lithium alone. It helps my upswings though, I'm not as irritable or angry, racing thoughts, etc. Anyway, I hope it works for you.
  7. I understand what you mean, Cheese and Bucket. My grandma doesn't want me to work, because she thinks I will crumble with all the stress. My mom, however, is helping me look for a job. She's got some friends that may be able to offer me volunteer or paid work. I guess we'll wait and see. My grandma thinks I can do less, since the diagnosis was changed to "Schizophrenic disorder". Whatever that means. I think I can handle a job. Or at least, I hope I can! Fingers crossed!
  8. Yes! I still post here sometimes, and my diagnosis changes back and forth between SZA Bipolar type and SZ. Hopefully I'm still good to post here too.
  9. Did anyone mention Cogentin (Benztropine) or Artane? I took Cogentin for tremors when I had them from Haldol. It was helpful.
  10. I miss those days too Blah. I miss the days when the forums in general were busy and not dead.
  11. I don't personally think it is because of your MI. You have the right to view yourself however you would like, and have others view you that way as well, MI or not. I'm a lesbian and have Schizophrenia, but I'm not sure my Schizophrenia and BPD made me that way. I've been this way since before I can remember, and definitely before my MI hit. I'm guessing that's probably similar to you. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry. Luckily LGBTQ is not considered a mental illness like it was way back when. Or at least I hope it isn't. I hope my rambling gives you a little bit of an answer.
  12. I had this issue too when living alone. I never cleaned the bathroom, did the dishes, cleaned the stove, changed my bed, or mop the floor. The most I did was vacuuming. I had dead flies on my windowsill. I never found a solution. My grandma does all the cooking and cleaning now that I live with my grandparents again. I don't even barely keep my room clean. I know how you feel, Cheese. I wish I had the motivation to get up and do something about it but I think my get up and go, got up and left. But I know here, or at least I think, if you need help cleaning and are disabled they can work something out with a home care person. That might be an option. Anyway, I wish you all the best.
  13. I see my psychiatrist on the 10th of July. I'm nervous, because she wants to lower my meds, as she thinks they're having an adverse effect. I am going to ask for either Haldol or Loxapine again, both which were very helpful. I'm hoping it turns out okay. Still nervous, and still have the bugs crawling all over everywhere and everything. So distressing.
  14. I've taken Thorazine before. For sleep and psychosis. It didn't help with either though.