Don't lose hope, there is someone out there for you. You may have trouble cooling off. I'm just waiting for him to open up to me a little more as it's still early days , I just want to understand a little more about the condition as I was very unaware of the condition until 2days ago. It's possible to find true love and I hope I've inspired you to risk taking the chance on love if this is what you want. I agree with aimdog, if your girlfriend isn't cool with your condition, give her the fling, she isn't the one anyway. With medication I'm barely experiencing anything now. This may increase your risk of infection.
You'll have to learn to live with being helpless. It does not follow subreddit rules and is not moderated by this subreddit, nor is it integrated in the discussions here. For instance, we might have trouble with everyday tasks like bathing and dressing. My friend has paranoid schizophrenia and we had a little relationship when we first met. My boyfriend of six months recently told me that he has hallucinations and suffers from paranoia. With regular treatment and medications, it is possible to keep the symptoms in check and if you find that someone with schizophrenia enriches your life with love and meaning, there is no reason why you should hesitate dating him or her. He says, people are watching or recording him.
I don't think I'm sane but reading the posts here I'm glad at least that my brain allows me to 'get along'. You being unaware he even had it is probably a good sign in terms of his prognosis and it sounds like he has reached a recovery stage possibly. Some medicines make it worse, but some apathy will most likely always be present. Im just scared to get into it with this guy then he turn out to be a complete abusive psycho. I haven't experienced this myself yet since I finally broke down and started getting treatment after having symptoms for 10+ years. The condition varies greatly between person to person who has it, as you already discovered.
I'm stable, but I still have a hard time with relationships and being social. Everyone has given some thoughtful advice and for me, if I chose to stay in a relationship like this with all the knowledge I needed, I would definitely not bring children into it. But during the outbreaks he inevitably gets mad at me for some small thing that to him seems like I've just betrayed him deeply he accused me of drinking his water and hallucinated me doing it. My partner is in a long term rehabilitation centre and has been since this time last year : and the best that I can realistically hope for is his release in the next 12 months. I didn't know until he told me. I tell my therapist everything uk There are no secrets in a relationship with someone with schizophrenia. It is an ongoing saga and has dominated our lives completely He has ruined every family event.
I also know he takes strong meds for his condition. I know he has done the same for me too when he has felt down : so it is a two way thing. Myself, I still hallucinated somewhat when taking proper medicine, but it wasn't anywhere near as intense of frequent as before. The only real difference between what you have said and the guy I like is that he is not heavily sedated. Explain to him that you do see yourself with him long term tell him this only if it is true , but that's only if the paranoia and other feelings can be worked on.
Some schizophrenics, like myself, consider friends to be life lines, literally. Like when my Dad had ingrowing toenail, they were whispering schizophrenia behind the curtain and they interpret him in a different way, like he is never supposed to have an opinion, everything is judged badly. It may affect his physical health in two ways - one is that he may gain weight and even this is rare develop diabetes because of the meds. Then he changed the reason of our break up, he said that Im insecure and jealous and I need to work on these in order to be back together, but in meantime he found a new girl while we lived together. You will find people who can relate and people who just don't care about the illness that you have. Often that person is a close relative or friend.
She had ordered a couch that was too big for her living room. He said he'd had hallucinations from a young age, and thought it was normal until he was hospitalized. He to is getting in to things he will laugh with him self just out the blue and make a very big mess. Read my newspaper article on my website about my own experiences lately and my Top 10 Tips for a Successful First Date. Women: carry a cell phone and enough money for a cab home should you have to cut the date short because the other person isn't on the level.
If you wish to conduct an interview for a school assignment or writing project, of people consenting to be interviewed. I am glad you asked and hope you get good feedback from others. To me, he has been the most loving, caring, unselfish man I have ever met. Do you know what medicines he's taking? It was only then that I told her I had schizophrenia. Like the illness itself isn't painful enough, we are truly afraid to divulge our illnesses.
I wouldn't wish that on anyone, especially someone I care about. A schizophrenic is not necessarily a jealous person, and a severely jealous person, is isn't necessarily a schizophrenic. I have watched my mother with my father he has Sz for 40 years. Would you have a problem if he had heart disease, say a bad valve, or if he had dibetes Type I? How can I take some of the stress off myself from the jealousy and paranoia? Do the side effects of the medication get worse with age? Not because I'm scared he'll lash out of act crazy but he gets sick if he doesn't take it. When they are taking their meds and not in a different world, it is amazing how bright they are and how well they get along with the public.