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Hallucinations?

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When I go to bed I often hear music playing or the phone ringing, but when I listen, there's nothing. I even got up to check the house phone before convinced it was ringing, but it wasn't, and hadn't. Then the music started as well. Is this auditory hallucination even though I don't hear voices?? It's a pain and quite unsettling when I want to sleep.
 
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I used to get the house phone ringing or hearing the toilet in a constant state of flushing from my bedroom but when I checked there was nothing.

Not at all outside the realm of auditory hallucinations.

I did develop into a full on voice hearer but I don't believe that's inevitable for everyone.
 
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Well you could either ignore it or ask your GP for a referral to a psychiatric doctor and try meds.

I'd try and ignore it unless it gets much worse and trust me it could be much worse.

I've got a voice that whines all day long with intermittent singing.
 
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I'm already on a low dose of Risperidone. Saw psych week last Thursday, didn't mention anything and the music has started since then anyway. I hope it won't get any worse and I'm sorry it did for you NWiddi. Maybe it is my anxiety playing up again though I don't feel very anxious.
 
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I get the two mixed up and might misspell them but I believe it's common to get hypnopompic and hypnagogic hallucinations when falling asleep or waking up. Is that when you hear it or are you fully awake?
 
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I'm already on a low dose of Risperidone. Saw psych week last Thursday, didn't mention anything and the music has started since then anyway. I hope it won't get any worse and I'm sorry it did for you NWiddi. Maybe it is my anxiety playing up again though I don't feel very anxious.
Its amazing that people ignore things that happen in the mind.
You wouldn't ignore an infected Leg
You wouldn't ignore tooth Ache

Yet all to often we ignore symptoms of mental health problems that could be potentially getting worse.

With any medical condition whether it be physical and mental and seeing as you are already taking medication for a mental health condition it is important to mention any changes.

Better to nip something in the bud now than letting it develop in to a potential bigger problem in the future.
 
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Thank you for the links Girl interrupted. Did your doc treat you for it and did they just stop?
 
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I get the two mixed up and might misspell them but I believe it's common to get hypnopompic and hypnagogic hallucinations when falling asleep or waking up. Is that when you hear it or are you fully awake?
I'm awake, trying to settle down to sleep, then I hear music and am wide awake.
 
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They stopped after starting therapy. I think they are stress related.
 
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Could they be a side effect of your medication? My daughter was on Remeron and she developed sleep paralysis and also could hear circus music and when she stopped taking the meds, she stopped the hallucinations so you should definitely talk to your doctor.
 
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