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I haven't been disagnosed with schizophrenia, but my symptoms are most closely related to this disorder so I thought this would be the best place to post.

For 1 1/2 years, I have been experiencing a number of symptoms. The first are visual and audio hallucinations, which happen every couple of minutes, every day. The things I hear and see don't have any pattern or anything like that, but they are usually very scary and violent. I also have insomnia, and the few hours that I do sleep, I usually have very scary and violent nightmares. This makes me incredibly fatigued and makes it difficult to concentrate and pay attention to things. I get dizzy and faint anywhere from 1-3 times a day. I am unconscious anywhere from just a few minutes to a couple of hours.

I've been going to different doctors, pshychiatrists, specialists, this entire time, trying to find anything that would help me, medicine, therapy, I'm not really that picky as long as it helps. But every single doctor that I have met has said that they can't find anything wrong with me, that I'm making it all up and that it's all in my head. So I have not gotten any treatment or any medicine so far. I am very frustrated and do not know what to do because there are not many doctors in my area that I have not seen.

I am open to any advice or suggestions that anyone might have for me. If anyone needs clarification on something, or additional information, I am more than happy to do that. Thank you.
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replied February 7th, 2011
Well, you could always be schizoaffective.
but i know schizophrenia there is like a loss of reality; and you seem REALLY with it. So i mean there are alot of other problems that could cause what you are goign through. you should have your brain checked for tumors (im not trying to scare you or anything) but i mean, your symtoms fit that criteria as well.
But i noticed alot of people on here are worried about schizophrenia; but i honestly dont think you'd be on here if you did have it. Only because of the distant reality you would be in...but i hope you find something that helps Smile
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replied February 9th, 2011
What does schizoaffective mean?
I have had catscans and X-rays done of my head and things like that. They didn't find any tumors.
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replied March 4th, 2011
jek i also have samekind of nightmare yes it is schizoprenia
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replied March 6th, 2011
Edisons, what kind of treatment do you have? What works for you and what doesn't? I'm really desperate to find something that helps me function.
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