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How long do your voices last for ?

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pollypocket88

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My ocd affects me daily but the voices can last for days and then go away and come back on top of dealing with my ocd daily .

how long does every one else’s voices last for are they constant ?

how do you deal with them ?
 
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My voice is constant, never shuts up for longer than than five minutes and getting those five minutes is very rare, usually only a really good TV show or movie will get me that time without hearing him. It's been like this for nearly four and a half years.

How I cope? Good TV and movies that get me my five minutes of peace and lots of meds that reduce his volume to but a whisper.
 
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im lucky enough to have never heard voices and im sorry you do ,my heart really goes out to you it must be awful xx
welcome to the forum love Lu x
 
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I hear voices about once a week or so (sometimes once a day or month, depending on my severity of symptoms). When I do hear voices, they come for about 10-20 mins or so at a time, then fade. Sometimes it's a whisper but other times they scream and make me very distressed and cry.
 
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I hear voices every day for the majority of the day. They comment on what I am doing a lot of the time, and they insult me some of the time too. Occasionally they tell me to hurt myself or others but I never act on them.
 
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Hello I hear voice s most of the time even more so now iam coming off of meds. I also hear them in the background when I have headphones on x
 
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The male voice is gay for me. It is so irritating. I guess it might be a little funny but it is true.
 
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Yesterday I was feeling very distressed I felt like a breeze blow past me my hair lifted up I heard whispers and then saw the devil I was petrified I called cris team and they tried to talk me round . Then This morning I was awoken by some thing running past me my partner was fast asleep my dog was fast asleep . I then felt the devilish presence and I heard him laughing at me the devil telling me horrible things I struggled I couldn’t Sleep . My mental health nurse has said she’s recommended to the doctor I need to go on a depo medication as I’m on quatiapine and I’m not taking it properly .

thank you every one for sharing your experiences with me it makes me feel like im not alone .
 
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jerseyguy77

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the voice I hear never shuts up, ....constant chattering, but if I'm busy, such as at my work and my focus is very strong on something, I might get a few hours a day where I don't hear the voice at all....now if I could just learn to control my focus like that all the time, I think I'd be able to block it out even more. It's when I'm in bed at night that I'm a sitting duck and most vulnerable to being disturbed by the voice
 
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If I’m really unlucky it starts in the daytime with its trademark grunt of “Scared “ if I’m just unlucky , the same noise as it gets towards dusk .
If I’m terribly unlucky it announces its vileness early upon waking & already I long for my Zopiclone ( peace ) .
I counteract it with some music or a documentary to concentrate on with headphones & it will then try to distract me & steal my attention .
It’s like some childish moronic game of cat & mouse but if I’m not careful I can end up literally bored to tears & thinking about relapsing .
 
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they never really leave. One is always there or a few at a time or all talking over one of the other. I look forward to the times where i just hear whispers though
 
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The voices leave me alone throughout most of the day , I dont have to deal with them too much anymore.. I suppose the medication is doing its job on that part. With everything being taken into account I would say things are almost the way I want them.. just alittle bit more to go and I should have some more clarity and have optimal thinking conditions.

I deal with the voices when they do occur , by ignoring them , a majority of the time. Or listening to music , watching tv , or distracting myself and my train of thought and applying it to something else.. when I hear voices I try not to allow what they say to effect myself or my train of thought.. but if they do effect my train of thought I dont fret over it. In the past I would try my hardest to not allow the voices to effect my train of thought and when they did effect it I would get discouraged.. but now everything flows more nicely and I try not to get discouraged regarding hearing voices.. they're gone though for the most part however and I hope they stay pleasantly absent.
 
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