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Unread 07-11-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Just wanted to introduce myself. Just made a shocking discovery that.. I actually am.. have schizoaffective. Bipolar with psychosis.. and it has always been that way written on medication documents "Bipolar disorder with symptoms of psychosis" ..it has always been like that. Just thought it was a weird quirk for my Bipolar.. until someone from the schizophrenia/psychosis forum said something for schizoaffective, and well.. I guess it fits. Not going to the pdoc to confirm. Just sliding along with it. To everyone else we are the same anyways so who cares. Well.. hey. My name is Scar, I have DID, and.. schizoaffective. I am 17, and I've been living like that for 17 years. I am on no medication, and I do not want help from professionals. I prefer the company of people who understand my problems. So yeah. Hey
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What you decide to do is ultimately your choice. No one can force treatment on you. My only hope is that your condition, left untreated, does not interfere with your potential in life.
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Bipolar with psychosis is not always schizoaffective. Schizoaffective is a separate disorder where the psychosis occurs between mood states as well as during. So your pdoc doesn't feel that you have psychosis, just bipolar 1 with psychosis, as many of us with BP1 have.
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You may get to a point where your illness gets extremely bad. You are just starting life and not to be mean, but you're not even a legal adult.

You can only hold onto sanity for so long. I ended up in the hospital for 10 days after I had my worst psychotic break. I was 21.

I would suggest seeking some professional help before it gets any worse. Also, meds are not bad. They make me well. They will work for you once you eventually get on the right cocktail.
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Bipolar with psychosis is not always schizoaffective. Schizoaffective is a separate disorder where the psychosis occurs between mood states as well as during. So your pdoc doesn't feel that you have psychosis, just bipolar 1 with psychosis, as many of us with BP1 have.
That was the point of discussion in the other thread. That psychosis was occurring outside of mood-states.
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hi. psych drugs vs no psych drugs....that's an ongoing debate/discussion. personally, i think there are people who can do well with strong support networks, guidance, all that. then there are people who clearly benefit from the psych drugs over the long haul, and there's lots of peole in between.

id try to avoid labels, to whatever extent you can. the labels are mostly used for billing and to guide treatment. its not a personal identity by any means.
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i agree, the docs give out labels so they can get the drugs for the person. i know myself a 56 yr old woman didn't find the right coctail until my mid 40s. you are not your label.
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Funny...if you broke your leg, and bones were sticking through the flesh, you'd go see a doctor. Not "eventually," or when you could "pencil it in," but right away. You wouldn't say, "I'll just keep going without assistance until it heals on its own."

So what are you waiting for with your mental illness? You'll keep going until something snaps or shatters? Until your symptoms get bad enough that you land in the involuntary part of the psych ward?
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Truth is, as a minor, my mother controls my life. I just cut a tiny piece of my finger and was told to live it off. I got stung by a jellyfish and my legs became half of the size because I am allergic and was told that there was no point of seeing a doctor. Also she kind of does not believe in mental health. So in reality for her I am just faking it. If I could I would actually admit myself to the psych ward. But I can't, because I need a parent to sign me up.
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