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Hi,

Does anyone else hear voices whilst on medication?

I had my meds changed from Rispiridone to Abilify and have started hearing voices on a daily basis, i do all of the stuff i'm suppose to like ignoring them and not acting on it when it happends but it doesnt stop it from happening.

I suppose i have sort of got used to it, especially when food shopping.

I wear headphones when out and about and have the stereo on when at home untill late night then i put th et.v. on but the t.v. has started swearing alot lately, i know i'm hearing voices when it happends but it is off putting.

I have told my cpn about it and she said meds only allieviate the symptoms not make them go away.

Guess i just need to know i'm not alone with this.

Thanks

River
 
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Never mind your CPN.If you're hearing voices on Abilify it should be possible to get your meds changed to something else.Why were you taken off rispiridone?
 
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Because of the weight gain.

River
 
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schizolanza

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I've got the same problem with my olanzapine.Gained 5 stone in 2 years.I'm going to ask my PDOC for some seroquel instead.
 
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I'm on 20mg of olanzapine every night, and still have prolonged psychotic episodes. Pretty used to it though, after 15 years. :p
 
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I think over the past 8 years i have tried most of the meds but so far the Abilify seems to be the best.

Just wish i didnt hear voices everyday, still i suppose hearing them everyday makes me get used to it.

Hope you are all well

River
 
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I am on abilify and yes I am hearing voices still - but I feel better on this than the respiridone, because of this I have a meds review though next week.
 
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Thanks for your reply, its helpfull to know someone else still hears voices on abilify. I prefere abilify to rispiridone as it tackles the negative symptoms which rispiridone didnt do.

Thanks again

River
 
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I only hear voices on Abilify when I am under stress or if I haven't taken enough. I'm on 25mg each morning and it's just about keeping the voices quiet. But if i forget a few days together then i start getting thoughts and voices which are no good!
 
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I still hear voices and the muffled sounds that they send to me, but, before I was scared of them- still am but at least being on Abilify my cupboard in my bedroom has stopped growning.

Yes growning.


My psych asked me this week what sort of voices do i hear- so i told him.

Mine in my head- which is for the most part male, I hear my alters, and then i hear the others which are muffled.

I was diganosed with personality disorder, and dissociation identity disoder and being treated for cyclothymia, but i recon they're gonna shove somehting else onto the list as well.

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yes i hear voices even ith medication i was told that antiphycotics cant treat the illness it just REDUCES ITS SYMPTOMS.
 
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Sorry havent been on this site for ages, i told my doc i was still hallucinating and hearing voices and since havent heard or seen a single thing.

There is alot to be said for telling the doc's and not keeping it all to yourself!!

River
 
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i hear vocies which still sometimes scare me but its a case of getting used to it the medication supposedly takes the vocies away but in my case and many others it dont it jus reduces them and i cant see me coming off the medication any time soon been living with it since i wer 15 n now im 24 so yeah there was a time where i coudnt stand thm and the visions too v prominate and in some way destroying my life altho after my recent addimission to pshyc ward for five n a half month ive learned to deal with the vocies and visions ... voices by listening to music 24/7 thru my earphones and visions by trying to focus on something else easier said thn done i know but i jus thought id lend some support

take care all

love always

vics

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I didnt say anything to the doctor for so long as i thought it was just a case of getting used to it.

I wear headphones whenever i go out or have the stereo on at home, so there is never silence.

I agree with you the headphones are brillient, i'm starting to take them out now and then but they are there for when i need them.

Hope you are well

River
 
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i,m the same i use my earphones a lot listen 2 music in the house
 
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