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Any guesses to what could be wrong with me?

Tiggeress

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So for the past few months now I've noticed things have been different with me. I mean, I've already been diagnosed with depression and anxiety but there are other things I haven't had the chance to discuss. It's not major really, which I guess is why I've kinda been ruling out Schizophrenia or anything along those lines cause it isn't as bad as that. Basically, things change. I will be staring at a word and everyone I look at it it will say meet. I then get confused at it makes no sense and so i check it again and it still says the same thing both on the paper and on the screen and so ill joke with friends about how it makes no sense and they'll say it does. It says 'travel'. Yet when I look at it it still says meet. It often takes quite a while for me to be able to see the word 'travel'. Sometimes it happens with numbers, I buy a size 14 jeans and try to fit into them and get annoyed as I am a size 12 and they should fit and I check and double check the size but it still says 14. Until I rant about it with my friend and they say it says 10.
Sometimes I'll look out the window and see my cousin, a thin lanky tall boy. When he doesn't pass out the other side I go look out the window for him, only to see a short fat man halfway through a cigarette next door. Or I'll see a friend approach the door through the reflection in the cabinet opposite, yet no knocks, and no one on the street either when I check.
Also sometimes I hear people say things. Not like voices in my head but my father will be saying something and he says something odd so I pick him out on it only for him to reveal he said nothing of the sort. It sounded exactly like him though I was so certain.
The incidents don't happen often, maybe once or twice a week but they are enough to scare me quite a lot. What can I do if what I see and hear could be lies?
Like I said, it doesn't seem extreme enough to be anything like schizophrenia even if I have some of the mood and emotion symptoms but if anyone has any idea or has shared similar experiences please reply? Sorry for the long wall of text and thanks in advance!
 
Purple Chaos

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Hi Tiggeress and welcome to the forum.

I just wondered if these things happen when you're feeling particularly anxious or if they occur regardless of how you're feeling? If you're taking medication for your depression or anxiety, could it be related to this?

I know how horrible and confusing it can be when you can't trust what you see and hear so, if it's becoming troublesome, I think that talking about it with your GP would be the best idea.

I wish you well.
 
Tiggeress

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It occurs regardless of how I'm feeling, there seems to be no significant trigger emotion or anything ect. I'm not taking a medication for it yet (to be honest I don't know what's happening with that, the gp kinda diagnosed me and then just said goodbye) I may go try to visit the gp at a later date but seeing as the first visit wasn't amazing Im not overly wanting to go back straight away. Last time he just said that it would be better to speak to my parents about this and now when I've asked them they just kinda dismissed it to so I'm kinda at a loss that end.
It's not paticulary troublesome at the moment just disorientating to me and people around me as I respond to questions they never ask.
Thanks for the reply
Tiggeress
 
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Well we can't diagnose anything on here, but if you're worried you should go see a GP, who can then refer you to a specialist. I'm not sure whether they will call this a hallucination, but they might... It's anybody's guess what lovely category they might drag out of the DSM for it.
 
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Hello Tiggeress. I have had a somewhat similar problem with words. I was checking through a document for a friend, and suddenly quite a few words were replaced by other words which had no business being there. I knew they were wrong because they were all to do with religion. When I looked at the document next day all the religious words had gone. I think I may have been hallucinating.

Do you mind me asking what your diagnosis was when you saw your gp? Mine is schizoaffective disorder.

Please don't feel obligated to tell me your Dx!
 
Tiggeress

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Hey! Unfortunately last time I went to go see my gp I didn't get chance to tell him about this as he was more worried with my suicidal tendencies and about getting me to tell my parents... Thanks for saying about the similarities, it's good to know I'm not the only one suffering or going crazy! Also thanks for saying about being diagnosed with schizoaffective, I may look into it some more now!
Tiggeress
 
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