Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

I want to open up to you guys and girls


#1

Today I thought I’d open up to you. I also have psychological problems,I 'm mentally ill and I understand perfectly what you are going through and sometimes I get panic and shake and to forget about this whole issue of illness I go and drink and smoke ciggaretes. My doctor told me that the drugs will make me very well. I believe that through this page I will meet many people and I will make new friends.


#2

Welcome to the forum, I’m sure you will make some new friends.

If you have been suffering from a mental illness… you might meet more people in the diagnosed section.


#3

Hi @SurprisedJ, I am mentally ill myself, but I also have a relative with sz, that’s why I wrote in the “Family” section. But I opened this thread to talk about myself more, I get panic attacks.


#4

I’m glad your here…

I’m diagnosed undifferentiated Sz I end up posting here a lot because I have family that I take care of too.

Some times I take care of others… sometimes other have to take care of me.


#5

Same here.I understand you.How are you feeling now?


#6

Hello and welcome. My father has schizoaffective disorder and his oldest sister has schizophrenia and they both refuse medication so lots of stress for their families. I have schizoaffective disorder like my dad, My mom has all kind of medical issues but my dad doesn’t help her. He drinks and smokes weed to cope with his illness.


#7

Welcome to the forums SmileTruly!

I also have panic attacks too from time to time. I used to abuse alcohol to deal with the anxiety. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder approx 6 years ago.

You said that you have a mental illness, I was curious which one? Or your pdoc hasn’t specified yet and is just calling it an anxiety disorder for now?

Nice to meet you! :smile:


#8

I think a number of close relatives of people diagnosed with sz have mental disorders as well. My son has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and I have recurrent unipolar depression. About 11 years ago I had severe panic attacks, it was pure horror.

I hope you’ll find lots of support and make friends :slight_smile:


#9

I’m sorry for all these,if you want,we can communicate often.And i want to help you as much as i can.


#10

He hasn’t specified me yet what i have,i get panic attacks very often.

Nice to meet you too.! :slight_smile:


#11

Thank you very much.I’m sorry for these.

I hope you find support as well here :slight_smile:


#12

It’s ok. And yeah I would like to talk. I have panic attacks too.


#13

welcome to the forum. I have panic disorder and learned to overcome it by “ignoring the signals” and telling myself “who cares?” works for me anyways. Nice to see you posting.


#14

**Glad to see you here! :raising_hand: **


#15

Thank you for the welcome!
I may follow your instructions and that may help me, thanks.