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Hearing voices when extremely anxious?

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When my anxiety is at it's highest i lock myself away in my room. I still live with my family and i have siblings who have friends and stuff over sometimes. When i'm really anxious i can't leave my room when they have people over. When i get this anxious there is times when i can't tell wether there is anyone in the house or not. I be listening to see if there is so i can decide wether to leave my room or not. If i figure out that no ones there and i leave to go get some food when i'm down in the kitchen any small noise sounds like a voice of someone talking to me. Like it could be a water drain or something and i end up mistaken it for a voice of my siblings friends approaching the house or something. I eventually realize that it's not that and just a random sound but it scares the crap out of me because i feel like it's people coming to the house so my social anxiety sky rockets for them few seconds and sometimes i've run back to my room because i thought i heard ppl talking and approaching the house only to realize it was just a random noise outside. Is this normal to experience with social anxiety or could it be a symptom of something like schizophrenia? I'm just wondering this as i was seeing my psychiatrist the other day and i could tell the questions he was asking me were related to schizophrenia. He had my notes so obviously from my notes he must of saw some symptoms of it for him to have to screen me for it.
 
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It sounds normal to me, the thing with anxiety is that it's all based in your subconscious mind, & if you go out of your safety area, the subconscious mind can play all sorts of tricks to get you back into your safety area.

I've had it too, gone for long walks outside of my safety area, heard voices, looked around no-one there, the thing is that the more you push yourself to do it, the less frequent it becomes, & more importantly, the less scary it is. If the psychiatrist does try to diagnose you with schizophrenia then you really have to research about the condition, because it seems like it's just anxiety from reading your post, & if you feel it's just anxiety, you have to stand your ground on it.
 
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the police dr asked if i was hearing voices i said not at the moment but i will hear voices after this he said you hear voices when your under stress
 
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I'm a full blown voice hearer, mine is fully interactive and I've had complete conversations with him in the past before I started ignoring him due to bad behaviour. He appears as uncontrollable thoughts in my mind as if there was two of us sharing the same brain.

I don't believe you're a voice hearer exactly, I think it's just an anxious mind playing tricks on you, I'd be the first to call your voice out if I thought he/she was messing with you and you'd get to hear my crazy explanation of where I think they come from but that explanation isn't for you.

I hope your psychiatrist can help you with your anxiety, I'd be surprised if he does label you as schizophrenic.

Take care.
 
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I'm a full blown voice hearer, mine is fully interactive and I've had complete conversations with him in the past before I started ignoring him due to bad behaviour. He appears as uncontrollable thoughts in my mind as if there was two of us sharing the same brain.

I don't believe you're a voice hearer exactly, I think it's just an anxious mind playing tricks on you, I'd be the first to call your voice out if I thought he/she was messing with you and you'd get to hear my crazy explanation of where I think they come from but that explanation isn't for you.

I hope your psychiatrist can help you with your anxiety, I'd be surprised if he does label you as schizophrenic.

Take care.
Do you hear the voice out loud or just as uncontrollable thoughts? Also may i ask what sort of thoughts you get?
 
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Before medication I could hear him in my ears like someone was in the room with me but now that's gone and he's just in my mind like my own thoughts but separate from me and a lot quieter now I'm on medication.

He goes on about anything and everything, mostly ranting, whining and begging about how I never speak to him any more and complains about medication. He also sings a lot and tries to influence my decisions in life but I just ignore him mostly.

He's a pain in the arse and never stops talking unless I'm reading, writing or talking to someone.
 
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Before medication I could hear him in my ears like someone was in the room with me but now that's gone and he's just in my mind like my own thoughts but separate from me and a lot quieter now I'm on medication.

He goes on about anything and everything, mostly ranting, whining and begging about how I never speak to him any more and complains about medication. He also sings a lot and tries to influence my decisions in life but I just ignore him mostly.

He's a pain in the arse and never stops talking unless I'm reading, writing or talking to someone.
It's good that the medication is doing it's job then. I don't think i have schizophrenia either i think the psychiatrist was just making sure. I do think there is something else other than severe social anxiety going on with me though.
 
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