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possible psychotic symptoms *graphic language* help...
ladylightning14 posted:
have bipolar disorder I/NOS (dr's on the fence basically) and my new therapist thinks I have psychosis.

i have been seeing smoke lately in my room, like when you blow a candle out. this was yesterday. before that i heard people arguing in my brothers room next door, but no one was in there. i also saw a cat in my car rustling around but it was actually just a bag laying there.

also, my last depressive episode i was severely severely depressed. i kept having horrible things in my brain like someone shouting HURT YOURSELF, CUT YOURSELF, RIP YOUR EARRINGS OUT OF YOUR EARS, STAB YOURSELF, etc. over and over. it was the only thing in my head. it was so loud and it wasn't controllable. it was insane.

in june 2013 i had a severe self harm incident where i was in an altered state of mind and cut myself and was sent to the ER. i had no control over what i was doing. i just was full of rage and grabbed a knife and started hacking. the second i saw the raw fat coming out of my arm i snapped out of my trance.

i'm worried, idk what's wrong. i'm 25. i've had hypnopompic hallucinations before for years so i know what it's like to hallucinate, but i've heard those are normal. they've never "seeped" into my normal-houred life though. and these depressive episodes where i hear the shouting to hurt myself, or the rage trances... i've never had that before june... is this bipolar with psychosis?? or schizoaffective?? or what???
ladylightning14 responded:
TRIGGER**** sorry forgot it!!!
slik_kitty responded:
that is something for your doctor to say. welcome to the board.

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