• OK, it's on.
  • Please note that many, many Email Addresses used for spam, are not accepted at registration. Select a respectable Free email.

Psychosis

Local time
Yesterday, 23:01
Joined
Jun 21, 2010
Messages
52
Location
nyc
#1
Last December I suffered psychotic episode. Since then I've been recovering and have not suffered another break. I'm just curious as to whether others have suffered psychosis and how it manifested itself and beyond that how they regained their sense of normalcy.
 

Kuu

TENTACLES WILL DESTROY YOU
Local time
Yesterday, 22:01
Joined
Jun 7, 2008
Messages
3,388
Location
The sea of stars
#2
Perhaps people might be more willing to share or able to relate if you talk a bit about what happened.
 
Local time
Yesterday, 21:01
Joined
Apr 4, 2010
Messages
5,554
Location
subjective
#3
June 4, 2016 - crack in reality, hallucinations
June 3, 2017 - edibles, lucid nightmares
(13 * 28 = 364)
 
Local time
Yesterday, 23:01
Joined
Jul 14, 2018
Messages
4
#4
Taking my medication was one. Getting a good doctor that didn't over-medicate me helped as well; it made the medication more tolerable. Eating well and taking a lot of supplements. Avoidance of alcohol. Prayer. Exercise and time in nature. Plenty of sleep. Stopped thinking routine chores and tasks were beneath me. And most of all, time to heal. By this I mean, in addition to psychosis, it usually gives you PTSD as well.
 
Local time
Yesterday, 23:01
Joined
May 2, 2016
Messages
193
#5
Schizophrenia/OCD-like symptoms seem reduced after starting a multivitamin, D + K, and chelated/TRAACS magnesium supplement. Memantine helped a lot, as well as megadose vitamin D + K (500-1,000 IU/kg for 6 monthss; up to 2 years; 10 IU D3 : 2 mcg+ MK-4; 400-600 mg magnesium) and iodine protocol.

On the other hand, my experience seems like the result of sabotage rather than predispositions (even checked via genetic testing).
 
Local time
Yesterday, 22:01
Joined
Jan 24, 2013
Messages
6,480
Location
A hut in the woods
#6
Routine is something that helps a lot with persons with Schizophrenia. It sounds counter-intuitive because persons with Schizophrenia are typically not very structured in how they behave because their brain handles boundaries differently, but I have benefitted a lot from doing some very simple and basic things like sleeping at the same time every night.

Finding meds that work for you is also necessary for persons with Schizophrenia because Schizophrenia is a chronic condition. While the onset is the worst and the illness typically gets less severe with time, meds, specifically Anti-Psychotics, are generally a key factor in preventing psychotic breaks. It took me a few years to get my meds right and I am still tweaking them with my psychiatrist after 11 years. Controlling the psychotic systems should be the #1 priority though. Following that, you will want to take care of Mania if it is present and after that Depression/Anxiety if they are present.

I will not talk about the onset of my mental illness with anyone. It is too dark to be written/said out loud.
 
Top Bottom