I've been lucky these past few months not to experience any real symptoms of my schizophrenia. Imagine my shock this morning when I woke up feeling mentally buzzed and strange. I was hallucinating both visually and audibly. Mom and Dad were sitting my room as I lay on the bed. Mom asked me a conversational question and I replied loudly. Talking out loud brought me back to reality and my parents disappeared. This was no dream.
Also my short term memory is shot to hell. I will get up to do something and can no longer think of what needed to be done. This happened at least a dozen times today.
I am lucky the symptoms I am experiencing right now are benign for the most part. My delusions and hallucinations can almost be comforting in a way as I can get lost in my own little world for hours. Populated by the people I love, and other loves lost. This house has gotten lonely lately.