going to keep this short and sweet...anyone else experience psychosis?

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closure
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   Posted 8/6/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to have psychotic episodes when I first started treatment in 2002. I was on anti-psychotics for years, but was recently taken off of them...they were more for paranoia than the other stuff, but apparently it covered up/treated the other symptoms to the point that I haven't had an episode like this in about 5 years. right now I'm going through a stress induced psychosis. hearing things, seeing things, etc. I've been on the phone off and on throughout the night with crisis services, but feel bad since they are more for suicidal people. my pdoc and therapist do not have after hours help or an on call doc. they refer you to crisis services. anyway my boyfriend has never seen me this bad and he'll be here in 15 min and I'm terrified that I'm going to scare the living crap out of him or he's going to think I'm completely insane which is how I feel at the moment. I got back on an antipsychotic last week, but it hasn't had time to kick in. just looking for support.
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Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


Carenpolar
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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I know how scary this is.. two years ago I went into pscychosis... ended up in the hospital.. I take zyprexa. so havent had any sympthoms. for two years now....\
 
hugs, Caren

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   Posted 8/7/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
closure,

Hang in there, it takes a little bit of time till the meds kick in. In the mean time, if things have calmed down a bit try talking to your bf about what is going on. He may have ?? for you. Other than that there isn't much you can do till the meds kick in. Unfortunetely, it takes for your body to readjust itself to the concept of being on meds again. Best wishes!!! :-)
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closure
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   Posted 8/7/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
more stress...making me worse. my boyfriend is taking my dad to the doctor and right after he leaves he calls and tells me he can't get anywhere because there are police and baracades all over the place. as he's telling me this across my tv screen comes a scroll...I was assuming it was a weather report because it's storming pretty bad, but no. it's a warning for all residents where I live to stay in their houses and if traveling avoid the area right where my boyfriend was. he was in the middle of a dangerous pursuit of an armed man, they didn't specify if it was on foot or by car, and there are helicopters circling the area...it's all I hear along with sirens. the police are searching with the helicopters, they are on foot, and in cars. the ones on foot are running around with guns drawn! so I get him out of the area...he's not from here so he's still not familar with the area and he calls me back and now there are unmarked SUVs with lights on their dashboards speeding past him.
 
he finally gets far enough away and then another scroll goes on the screen. this time warning of funnel clouds developing all over the area! for the most part now he's out of danger of both situations, they are at the doctor's office as I type, but now the danger is getting closer to me! my biggest anxiety/fear is people breaking in or attacking me and now the chances are improving that this could happen. I have my security system and hidden cameras on by the doors and that's all I can do I guess. yes I have a lot of security because of how paranoid I am. I have all that and I still can't sleep at night.
 
I don't know what to do with myself. I'm alone and terrified. Plus seeing and hearing things.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


closure
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   Posted 8/7/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
trying to keep my mind off of things. if I post in your thread and it doesn't make sense I'm sorry. I'm trying to reply to people since I like helping others and it takes my mind off of my problems. unfortunately my brain isn't working so if something doesn't make sense that's why.

update on the pursuit...no more helicopters due to weather. they are blocking off more areas even closer to me. they were pretty close before, like not even 5 min away, but now it's like in walking distance. they showed the police on foot and they don't really have small guns...they're huge things! they're searching all cars that are driving around the area that's blocked off too. if worse comes to worse they're going to start going door to door. EEEK! apparently this guy is a convicted felon and already served 20 years in prison.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


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   Posted 8/7/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
closure,

we're anxiously waiting to find out that things are all right. Please let us know when everything is okay.

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CapninHapnin
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   Posted 8/7/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Closure

This may not be any help, but as my pdoc told me.. if you can recognize your psychosis, you're doing better than it appears. However, I know it is very frightening. Hope the weather passed you by and the law caught the outlaw. And that your boyfriend was able to make it over to your place.

Let us know

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closure
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   Posted 8/8/2008 2:28 AM (GMT -7)   
everything is ok. they caught the guy about 6 hours after the search started. he was pretty close to our house. so that's the only update I'm up for giving at the moment. the craziness is calming down in my head so hopefully I'll write more later. thank you all for the support. *hugs*
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


ddd
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   Posted 8/8/2008 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
closure, I know exactly what you are going through, it is not funny at all and just like you I sit and type and try to talk about it just so I don't sit and think about how out of orbit I am. True story, we are better than we think if we know its not real. lol. You sound very very anxious and I am just the same way, like scared of my own shadow running around like a chicken with its head cut off, wont leave my house but afraid to stay in it, (I lock myself in the room that I wana be in). I randomly get bad visualizations and smell weird things and just go into complete lala land where there is no calming down. I start to feel like I have to get away. like just run cuz it feels like somethings chasing me. Not sure what to do, but now that I have found people that this happens to I feel much better cuz even the crazy docs look at you like um ya, okay, here take this. lol.

closure
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   Posted 8/8/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the support guys. sorry I couldn't really fully update yesterday...I still wasn't all with it.

the craziness in my head is getting better. obviously it wasn't a full blown psychotic episode since I was with it enough to know I was having a type of psychosis, but that doesn't mean it wasn't still a scary couple of days. obviously the stress I was having plus the anxiety that began when pictures started coming off the walls only made things worse. I'm not one to think I'm dying when having a panic attack, but any time I start seeing things or hearing things or a combo of stuff I immediately think I'm going insane and panic like there's no tomorrow. nothing helps the stuff go away either, like I can't be talked down or sedated enough really to stop seeing things floating or hearing things...I just have to wait it out basically. so somehow I have to remember that if it happens again, but I'm hoping once the meds get straightened out this will be a freak incident that's something that doesn't come back at all or at least for another 5 or 6 years.
27 female
 
Bipolar, panic disorder, PTSD, PCOS, hashimoto's disease/hypothyroidism, acid reflux, and in the process of being diagnosed with either crohns, colitis, or even lupus...who knows really! the docs sure don't lol. Now possibly even celiacs disease!Lots of tests coming up so hopefully I'll know more soon. Too many meds to list!


mom2four
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   Posted 8/8/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Bless your heart, Closure. I can't imagine how difficult that was, especially with a really scary incident going on outside at the same time!! I really admire your fight to keep the real world and the other separate and reason with yourself. It has to be exhausting for you all to battle this all of the time. I know it isn't always as bad as it has been for you the past few days, but it is always a struggle. I hope things are going better for your dad- that extra stress can't help you. Take care of yourself.
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