I’m sorry that you’re having these problems. It’s difficult to know what might be wrong but the fact that you are using illicit substances further complicates your situation. In all likelihood, they are exacerbating your symptoms and it would be in your best interest to avoid them entirely. Substance use can only make things worse.
The most responsible course of action, is to consult a mental health professional. He or she can determine if you are in the early stages of a psychotic episode. If so, treatment could prevent the development of a full-blown psychotic episode. When it comes to psychosis, early treatment is imperative. The earlier disorders like schizophrenia are detected and treated, the better the prognosis.
You want to do everything in your power to prevent the development of a possible psychotic disorder. Contact your local mental health providers and seek help immediately. When it comes to possible psychotic disorders, time is of the essence. Don’t hesitate to write again if you have additional questions. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle