sorry for moving this back up, but i also would like to add my story with anxiety and the fear of developing schizophrenia,
It all started when i took cold medicine, and got really sick that night and suffered a panic attack, that triggered my anxiety, which eventually got me to thinking that the medicine could have triggered schizophrenia, a mental desease in my family background, many cousins i have but only 1 has it, and 1 uncle, out of 10 or so cousins, see they were into alot of drugs as well, me i never took... but the cold medicine really got me worried, i worried day in day out about this fear, and read up on the symptoms from every page i can imagen, mostly the hearing voices, and then eventually after readding and worrying i managed to start hearing voices through thought, this is like sudden and not really what im thinking about,lately ive been good and havent heard them often, only when i really think about it, so its pretty logical that my mind is playing tricks on me, although i wasnt very convinced at the start. im not sure if anyone ever experienced this but i thought since we all think were crazy :-P i should look for your opinion,
my therapist said i just think all the time, and too much research, personally im not paranoid, the only time i feel paranoid im worried that im paranoid, so people who are paranoid cant point that out, so thats never been a real problem for me, anyways since people who have anxiety are usually shielded from finding out what it actually is, i'd like to see your opinions, and to let you know, your not alone if you feel your going crazy, even in the moments your allmost 100% sure, realize your mind can do many things, unless you physically see things, and i mean like easy to make out things, thanks in advance for any replys i may get, and stay strong.
Post Edited By Moderator (scaredy cat) : 7/25/2005 11:09:28 PM (GMT-6)