Is this in a ghostly or schizophrenic kind of way?
Yeah paranoid schizophrenia I got diagnosed with - I am on medication now but it did get bad. Basically it was like being in a nightmare you can't wake up from.
I'm really sorry to hear this - I suffer from Night Terrors, but at least I wake up from that.
Did this strike out of the blue, and did anything trigger it?.......I'm sorry if this is too personal, so please feel free to tell me to back off.
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you were diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia after 4 months of hearing voices?! That sounds like hasty diagnosis to me. Lots of people whoexperience psychotic episodes do not have schizophrenia or go on to experience it. Glad you were able to get help so quickly, many don't and suffer for a long time without help.
Not experienced voices myself but worked with lots of people who have.
Cheers! It came down to some rules like did I believe them and stuff. At the time I thought I was going to jail - long story.
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One of the carers I see said it basically comes down to stress. It gradually came on about June last year I think but when I look back there were warning signs a lot earlier. I heard cat noises and screamimg and things that were impossible.
One of the carers I see said it basically comes down to stress. It gradually came on about June last year I think but when I look back there were warning signs a lot earlier. I heard cat noises and streaming and things that were impossible.
I greatly admire your ability to talk about this in such a "matter of fact" way.
I'm okay now - I am on meds and have lots of help. Still searching for one that is 100 per cent right for me. I couldnt sleep for ages now all I do is sleep. Just thought it would be interesting to see if anybody else had experienced. My career reckons loads of people hear voices!
Hey gel, sounds like a pretty awful experience for you, so I'm glad you're feeling better now.
Trying to think if I've ever had anything like this happen to me. Only thing I can remember was during my mock exams at school, I kept hearing a voice saying to me "It's wrong" over and over, and eventually I started saying out loud, "No, it's right".
Got a few funny looks, but wasn't anything like you've had to deal with, was just annoying, and I can't think of any repetition of it. Probably just a pressure thing.
By the way, I was right, so you should never listen to strange voices, they no nothing about Maths.
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Cheers mate, it scared the living daylights out of me. Because I was in a dream like state, things were happening to me that couldn't happen in real life - so that was bad. I was in pychosis in john Lewis - doing some strange things. I was sticking my hand up and down to the voices.
I see cases with hallucinations quite commonly in my profession, although I'm not a psychiatrist. One of my ex-girlfriends had visual hallucinations.
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Yeah I had the visual hallucinations but according to my care co ordinator that is really rare.
Yeah I had the visual hallucinations but according to my care co ordinator that is really rare. Scary too because then you believe it more, because I could see things happening to me.
Oh dear gel, I'm glad I wasn't there.
Another thing that I've been experiencing over the last few years on and off, is waking in the middle of the night, and not being able to workout where I am, even though I'm at home.
It's like when you've had a lot to drink, and crashed out at somebodys house, and when you wake up, it takes you a few seconds to remember where you are, but this takes a lot longer to realise that I'm at home and in my bedroom.
I sometimes think I must be dreaming, but I'm sure I'm not, and I just scan the room over and over, and start looking around for the door out of the room, and also start to think I'm in bed with a stranger, and that I need the toilet, but have no idea where it is.
The only thing I can think of is that I'm having a recurring dream of sleeping at a strange house, and when I actually wake up, I still think I'm in that house, so the layout of mine and the one in the dream is different, which is why I get so confused when I wake up.
Any ideas anyone, as it's happening quite often?
No, I don't know. Sounds quite distressing though, perhaps you should see your doctor?
BBB that happened to me once about 6-7 years ago i think the whole room spun round then i woke up confused about where i was, i remember getting up to go to the loo & then looking outside my front door to see what was out their, it's only happened once & i was quite facinated about the whole experience.
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I'm not getting too upset by it, no shouting or sweating, or anything like that, just confusion really.
I think I might have that answer in the recurring dream theory, so if it happens again, I'll try to convince myself that I was dreaming about another house, and that I am at home a lot more quickly than usual.
It happened in my last house too, so it's not specific to this house.
Hey gel, compared to what you've been through, it's absolutely nothing, and I really admire your honesty and bravery in telling us all.
I get that. When I was 18, I used to have a part time weekend job at Dixons. One night I woke up at about 4 in the morning and though I was in work. I didn't want to get in trouble for doing nothing, so I did what you do in a shop and started dusting. I picked up a sock off the floor and started dusting my TV and radio, took about three minutes for my EDITED moment. I still semi regularly wake up and think I am in a house in Bournemouth I lived in for nine months about 10 years ago, even though I have lived in my current flat for two years.
How often do you call often? It only hapens to me one a month or so.
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