I am writing to inform you about my concern with being diagnosed with schizophrennia and psychosis. I do not hear voices on a daily basis like a person with schizophrenia would and I don't hear voices like the voices I heard of a person with schizophrenia in the films online. I do not have characters in my head telling me bad things. I do not hear voices at all in my head telling me good or bad things.
There was a time when I was concerned because people around me were freeking out and talking about ibs and they pointed at me. I had a stomach problem at the time it happened and the setting was on the train. I told Mum about it at the time and she was very understanding but now she is referring to this as paranoia but it actually happened. I told the psychiatrist about this and I got diagnosed with schizophrenia. I do not think anyone is watching me or out to get me. Yet I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and placed on anti-psychotic medication.
As I don't hear voices in my head, am not worried that anyone is watching me or out to get but I do have some christian beliefs though. I feel out of place when it comes to discussion on services to do with psychosis and psychosis prevention. I don't feel like someone or don't believe that I am somone with schizophrenia or psychosis. I wish I never shared my christian beliefs such as the devil, with the psychiatrist because I feel I have been unconsciously labeled as crazy or insane and prescribed medication for it.
I wish to not be on this mental health program for too long and want to in time or soon wean myself off the medication but I do not know how and am not sure whether or not the psychiatric team will approve. I repeat, I do not hear voices and am not thinking or feeling that anyone is out to get me. Nobody is talking about me. People do gossip but I didn't think that would be labeled as a psychosis or schizophrenia.
How do I go about pulling out of the psychiatric care plan, system and the services all together so I can go back to having a normal life?
Thanks very much for your attention,
"Feeling restrained by being prescribed medication and given a label"
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