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Had a bad episode. Thought there were bugs in my skin and I injured my face/hand. Lasted for about an hour and had no idea it was fake until the episode was over. It still scares me. It has happened before when I was untreated and this time it wasn't as severe, but still terrifying.
 
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I bet it was terrifying whiteflags330. I remember going through similar and it wasn’t pleasant.
 
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I get that periodically - it's horrid xx
 
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Thanks - it doesn't really scare me anymore. I can usually identify that they're not real quite quickly and try to distract myself. I hope you feel better now x
 
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Hi Whiteflags330,
I can relate. I'm glad it only lasted an hour for you. When it happens do you actually feel the bugs? I spent the last two days feeling them but woke up today and it was gone. Scary and really hard to explain.
 
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Hi Whiteflags330,
I can relate. I'm glad it only lasted an hour for you. When it happens do you actually feel the bugs? I spent the last two days feeling them but woke up today and it was gone. Scary and really hard to explain.
When it happened before I believed there was a tracking device in my arm and my paranoia was that people were following me (I never learned why) but I would be in constant psychosis about the tracking device
 
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Yes, I have had similar thoughts and have been very paranoid. It doesn't scare me as much as it did when it first happened but still... sigh...
 
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Yes, I have had similar thoughts and have been very paranoid. It doesn't scare me as much as it did when it first happened but still... sigh...
Maybe try talking to your doctor about being put on meds. After I was put on meds the psychosis stopped. I think why this happened now is because I'm easing into new meds
 
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Maybe try talking to your doctor about being put on meds. After I was put on meds the psychosis stopped. I think why this happened now is because I'm easing into new meds
See that's the thing, I take a hefty dose of antipsychotics. Maybe it would have gotten worse if I wasn't on them? I don't know!
 
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I'm sorry you went through that. That sounds intense. I was afraid of bugs when I was a kid, not so much now. I had a few extreme experiences when I was a kid. I put peppermint in my room to keep spiders away.

When I was a kid I was terrified of bugs, especially spiders. I got stuck under a fence in my yard for awhile and there were a lot of bushes. Screaming and crying got the attention of the neighbors and it took three men to get me out. Luckily I didn't see any bugs and to this day I'm surprised I didn't considering it was a very shrubby yard back then.
 
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I'm sorry you went through that. That sounds intense. I was afraid of bugs when I was a kid, not so much now. I had a few extreme experiences when I was a kid. I put peppermint in my room to keep spiders away.

When I was a kid I was terrified of bugs, especially spiders. I got stuck under a fence in my yard for awhile and there were a lot of bushes. Screaming and crying got the attention of the neighbors and it took three men to get me out. Luckily I didn't see any bugs and to this day I'm surprised I didn't considering it was a very shrubby yard back then.
I'm sorry to hear. I'm not really scared of bugs, it's just the hallutionations that get me. Knowing the fact that they aren't there but still seeing them is very scary
 
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I’ve had similar experiences. I sometimes see bugs on the wall - hundreds of them. Luckily the hallucination usually doesnt last too long. It’s very disconcerting. I have found that listening to music whenever im in an episode helps.
 
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But being aware that you can experience such hallucination, doesn't help to have a lower anxiety when it happens?
 
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But being aware that you can experience such hallucination, doesn't help to have a lower anxiety when it happens?
Yea To a degree knowing that it is not real in the back of my head helps.