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Am i hallucinating??

loulabelle

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The last few days i keep seeing things usually out the corner of my eye like spiders even though there not there and the curtains moving yet when i look again the curtains are not moving.

Im petrified of spiders as it is and now im seeing them everywhere im scared of my own shadow.

Im not sure if these are hullucinations or if its just my anxietey really high given the fact ive had to evict several large spiders from my flat already
 
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hi ,it sounds like anxiety-I mean you are scared of spiders and you have had several in your flat-I often imagine I see things crawling on the floor, especially in the dark but its because im scared it might be a spider
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I agree with Lu, it sounds like high anxiety to me. Children often do this and they aren't hallucinating, not that I am calling you a child. Its misreading things .
 
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It sounds like a combination of anxiety mixed with psychosis. When you see things that aren't there, those are hallucinations. The anxiety comes after feeling the psychosis. I would talk to your psychiatrist about your situation. There are atypicals that are newer and don't cause weight gain like Latuda.

I'm on Zyprexa and Latuda, no psychosis anymore, right away get psychotic if I drop the Zyprexa. So I need to stay on it. What medications are you taking? They're obviously not correcting the problem. Leave a message with your physician and if it becomes so bad, call the crisis line.

You have to be proactive re your recovery. Otherwise these problems will continue. I know that more medications = more side effects, but what's better, psychosis/anxiety, or a relief from it? I would choose the latter part. Think about it.
 
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Thanks ill just monitor it until i see my cpn in a few weeks if its anxiety im hoping it will settle down in a few days after i get over the latest 8 legged unwelcome thing in my home ...

Its just scary, i kno children and people say they see things out of the corners of there eyes and most the time its nothing.

It hasnt just been spiders though its also the curtains moving like the window was open but it wasnt and the other day i was at the swimming pool when i was sure i saw my mum arrive back and hurd her talk to be but when i turned back to speak to her she wasnt there, i just thought maybe its because it was noisy in there

Freaky
 
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For me high stress and anxiety cause psychosis. Haldol has helped so far. Not hearing and seeing things since starting it about a month ago.
 
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People have been known to experience this when reducing or stopping psychiatric drugs. They're sometimes referred to as spider trails. You don't see the "spider" as such, just the sensation of movement seemingly through your eye and the mind assumes that's what it is because that's the explanation that makes sense. It's the quetiapine withdrawal. It's a known withdrawal effect.

That same effect is transferable to make the curtains appear to be moving when you're looking at them. It should pass with time. Timescales are notoriously difficult to predict with withdrawal effects but a rough guess would be within a month usually (may well not be anything like that long), it's more one of the traditional withdrawal effects rather than a protracted withdrawal syndrome effect that continues for a long time.

Solutions are to reinstate the drug and withdraw in smaller increments (which is what I generally recommend) or to wait it out, depending on the overall severity of what you're experiencing. See links in signature for withdrawal advice if you want to reinstate and withdraw with less effects.

Seen your other thread about quetiapine withdrawal. It's part of the same thing. That you've withdrawn before and not experienced this is irrelevant. Sometimes we don't react the same way, how things effect us can alter over time, as you've noticed when taking it this time. The movement sensations and things you're mentioning in the other thread, if you won't reinstate, should go away if you give it some time. Try not to panic, these effects are classic withdrawal symptoms.

50mg to 0mg of Quetiapine is too big a jump and people should taper off in smaller increments to avoid these withdrawal effects. The posts I read on here and elsewhere back this up, better tapering practices would avoid many of these effects and reduce their severity. Can I ask how long you'd been taking it?
 
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i kind of get it, but i resent it.

Here's me facts about spiders.

- spiders are beautiful. the majority of spiders pose no threats to humans.

- most spiders get rid of those bastard house flies.

- Spiders have up to eight eyes, cos they like to see shit, like the telly, in 3d.

- Spider silk is five times stronger than steel of the same diameter, which is cool.

- Spiders especially love Bipolar Humans, whom they naturally protect, but they might like a cuddle occasionally.

- Spiders are very affectionate.

See there you go. All those horrible myths exposed.
 
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Bob the last two on ur list are not nice lol i dont want and cuddles not even the occasional one... and also id rarher the flies lol at least i can spray them with bug killer lol
 
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i've stopped killing flies, they are living beings as well. i had a pet one in here for a week or so. Fly spray also kills the spiders - who are increasing in number.
 
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Let me pinpoint it for you because I've gone through it myself (not with spiders), but it sounds like a psychosis. Anxiety is worry over something that you perceive to be a harm or detrimental, however, seeing things that aren't there is a psychosis. Sounds just like hallucinations I've had, but in things relating to the solar system.

The only things that block that response from the brain are atypicals/neuroleptics. I'm on 2, so I don't see these things anymore and my delusions have passed. When I went off Zyprexa on no antipsychotic, the symptoms came back.

Talk to your CPN about it and maybe that will be the solution to your primary issue. Hope that it passes by then, but if not, think about what I said and maybe do a little research to identify what truly is going on and what to inquire about with your health care professional. Good luck!
 
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i find it interesting what people see, it kind of highlights people's phobias.

I've always been fascinated by insects, bugs, snakes etc. I've never had no fear of them.

I went through a phase where I'd see these furry things, like balls of fluff.

utterly sickened me.

like that star trek thing.

you ever had fever dreams? The worst thing for fever dreams is artex ceilings and patterned curtains. The one time that I nearly died for real, when I had pneumonia, I was truly fucked up by the demons in artex and the ones in the curtains. those bastards.

I swear that demons live in artex.
 
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