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Ok i know this may sound strange but im experiencing something strange. I have been feeling distant from myself and almost on autopilot. Today i started thinking about a past experience that happened when manic. The weird thing is that i keep seeing people from it, in the food shop, while driving, on fb pix that came on my news feed. This is filling me with panic as i dont know whats real or not 😞 is it some kind of reason or punishing me? I dont understand any of it
 
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Sorry you feel this way. I hope you get better soon. :hug:
 
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I had this happen to me yesterday. I saw a stranger who I'd thought passed me a message while I was manic. My initial reaction was to freak out, but then I calmed down. My reasoning is that living around the same area as these people I'm bound to see them occasionally, maybe even frequently. It sucks, but I think you notice people more I think after you've been manic around them because you're self conscious afterwards.
 
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Its a nightmare isnt it.I see messages is in everything and feel like im meant to see them, like something bigger than us is saying i must see them. Someone in my family paints and today she put up a new pic on instagram and i could clearly make out 2 people and it was so weird as it wasnt a pic with people in. My anxiety today is high and i feel really unsettled.what kind of message do you think was passed to you? I really get scared its more than coincidence and a plan thats set its really scary
 
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I thought he was telling me to put my nose in the air lol. I was getting lots of pointless little things like that and called them cues. Luckily I didn't approach him, I just thought he'd been recruited to do it to me along with loads of other people.

I have been exactly where you are and am only just coming down off of it now. I was very superstitious and thought everything had a meaning--and it did to me, just not to anyone else. If I were you I'd contact your care co-ordinator, if you've got one, and maybe see about getting some antipsychotics or having a med change if you're on them. It sounds like you're at the early stages now so best to get on top of it.
 
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Its all so strange, i see messages in everything, my pychiatrist wants me to change meds but i dont want to do all that again. To be honest i dont like talking to him as i feel hes just wanting to keep me on meds and i just wonder if its something in my medicine thats doing this. Im scared to say anything as i have kids and need to keep this to myself, i saw my brother go through this and he ended up in hospital for almost a year, i just want to find a way to stop these fears. I just tidyed and cleaned the house to get my mind off things and will go to the food shop soon, im scared i will see things i fear when i go out, the worst of it all is having to pretend that im not scared when im in such a weird place, are you ok ?
 
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I get your fear because I just spent three months in a psych hospital away from my kid but if I'd spoken to them earlier I might have avoided the hospitalisation all together. If you're fuctioning outside it's still worth speaking to them because it's better than getting sectioned later.
 
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I know i should probably give them a call monday, i hope you feel better now? I was offered voluntary inpatient before but hoped i can cope alone first. But if necessary i will go, i guess theres not much we can do about it either when it gets bad, i really appreciate you answering me, its nice when someone understands you
 

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