I cannot provide a diagnosis over the Internet, but nothing in your letter would suggest schizophrenia. People who are prone to anxiety commonly think they are developing schizophrenia. In fact, it is one of the most common questions that I receive.
You had a number of experiences that seem consistent with anxiety. It’s possible that you have anxiety and not schizophrenia. Consult a therapist, in-person, to determine what disorder, if any, you may have.
These problems seem to have been triggered by your consumption of the THC-laced syrup. You may have had a negative reaction to it and its side effects may be still impacting you. When it comes to anxiety, it’s always best to be proactive. If you’re worried about your mental health, then it’s wise to consult a mental health professional. They can design a treatment plan to address your symptoms. I would highly recommend consulting a professional. It will help you to feel better.
Treatments for anxiety disorders typically include counseling and medication, but not everyone needs both. Counseling will help you learn how to calm yourself when you’re feeling distressed. These skills are particularly important for people who are prone to anxiety. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle