I was just wondering how long delusions/beliefs remain for? I am really struggling with the worries I had at the time during psychosis as they still feel quite real to me. It’s really affecting the way I interact with my partner, baby, family and friends. I can’t imagine not ever thinking the things and it affects how I am with everyone so much. I miss me so much I don’t recognise who I am now.
So sorry to post again!
Please don’t be sorry for posting, That’s what this safe space is for, so we can support each other if we are struggling or celebrate when things are going well.
Have you spoken to your care team about struggling? I’m sorry the delusions/beliefs still feel quite real. I had delusions which were all very frightening and real to me during my psychosis. It was difficult for my family to understand as they couldn’t see what I was seeing or hearing. At one stage I was shouting loudly to an enormous ‘moth’ which sat between my husband and I. Of course, no one else saw the ‘moth’ which was saying negative things about me, so it looked as if I was shouting at my husband! I read about this in my notes and couldn’t believe the way I behaved as if I was a completely different person. My delusions eventually faded with the addition of a different medication.
Easy for me to say I know but try not to worry. You are recovering from such a traumatic time in your life and it’s not easy. Try not to judge yourself ... your confidence has been shattered but you will find yourself again and be much stronger.
I hope you can sleep tonight. Take care and thanks for writing 🌹
thank u for ur reply Lilybeth. I really appreciate it and am so sorry u went through this too x
Be kind to yourself Loopy86 .... we all understand how difficult recovery is with ups and downs. Perhaps when you feel up to it there might be an APP cafe group nearby to meet with lovely mums, like yourself, as well as all the virtual friends here. 🌻