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Jessone0

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Hi there,

I am new here and was wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same problem or can help. I hear voices. I also sometimes see things that aren't there and feel people touching my back and face. Honestly I have seen a few doctors and they don't seem to be able to pin point what is causing this. Or maybe they really don't care. I've already had one false diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder which has been quashed. One doctor tried to tell me it is a way of coping with stress, the problem is I have been through much worse stress and never heard voices. Plus if I wanted a way to cope with problems i'd have it be something a hell of a lot more pleasant! They seem to want to stamp whatever label on me that is close at hand and then shove me out the door.

Also I believe that the fact that I'm not a babling idiot while i'm hearing voices is working against me. I can be articulate and string a sentance together AND hear voices. They honestly seem to be surprised that I can do this.

I am on Seroquil XR and this seems to help at times. Until today I thought I was getting a little bit better but today has been hell. Lound menacing voices laughing at me all day. I am at my wits end and don't know where to go from here. :cry:
 
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Hi,

Sorry to hear your having a tough time at the moment. All though there maybe other causes it may be worth not dismissing stress as a cause.

I went through some really stressful times and was completly asymptomatic. I had issue with immages and seeing things in my head and they did not satrt showing unitl about 8-10 months after the initial stress when I thought I was ok. Infact the worst week I had was ffollowing a weeks holiday that I had enjoyed.

Take care and hope you find your answers soon

x
 
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HEY jESSONE0,

I'm afraid I can't help you out on the doctors side of things, but can say that your not alone. So much so, that reading your post was so much like my own story.
I started hearing voices almost a year ago - I was terrified, and when I finally lucked up the courage to go to the doctors he just shrugged it off - as stress. Following that the voices told me it was normal and that they were good, I very quickly spirallled into a very unreal world of my own (plus the voices) and ended up in a physctriatric hospital for two weeks.
I too had the borderline personality disorder slapped on me, and then later removed.
I was stable for many months, but have been sliding down hill for a while now and am almost at the bottom of it again. I saw my doc today, as my work sent me home stating I wasn't stable enough for work - I told him this and said I needed a sick note - he simply wrote it - he didn't even ask how i was! Just wrote it and said goodbye.
Do you have a physc? general doctors aren't great with this sort of stuff, its just too specialist.
I just wanted you to know that you ar enot alone, and people are threr for you x
 
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thank you so much for writing! I do have a psychiatrist now but she is just a resident and seems like she had little to no experinece with anything right now. She does have two other doctors looking over her shoulder but it's frustrating. I don't want to mess around with being someone's teaching tool. I want a good doctor and help.

What is it with the borderline personality disorder diagnosis. I read online that this is what's called a "Wastebasket diagnosis", meaning that if you don't fit into one of their little psychiatric boxes this is where they put you. I don't have a problem with anyone who has this disorder and I would gladly get help for it if I actually had it but the problem is I didn't have ANY of the symptoms. I believe it was just put on me in an effort to get me out of the hospital as fast as possible and free up the bed.

I am off work right now and will be for god knows how long. I have good days and bad. Sometimes the voices are not too bad and I can go about my business. Other days I can not get out of bed because they are so loud.

Thanks again for posting. It is good to know I am not the only one that baffles psychiatrists. I think there are many thousands of us out there and so they should not act like they are all surprised when they see someone who is hearing voices and can also be lucid.
 
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wobblythighs

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Hey Jimbob,

My voices mainly talk about me - to each other but sometimes at me. When it first starts, I hear noises - the computer makes noises and its them trying to communicate with me, sometimes I see things move - its all just them trying to get my attention.
Hearing things comes in so many different forms - have you ever seeked help about it? Depends where you are from and who you see I guess - mine and jessone's expereinces may nopt be the same everywhere.
When you are feeling well google hearing voices support and your home twon - you may be surprised that there is support in your area.
I find headphones, ignoring them, going to sleep watching a dvd and just telling someone - even online all helps me get through the tough times.
Take care xx
 
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