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VacantMind420

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Hello everyone, im new to the forum and am looking for some answers. I am a 21 year old maintenance worker and i have been having some issues recently leading me to believe this might not be something i can easily push to the side or get over. For the past 6-8 months i have been seeing random hallucinations and hearing very sinister voices in my head. I realize that they are not physical and but they have been getting harder and harder to ignore. They started as whispers but have since gained volume. Sometimes its orders to do unforgivable acts and other times they speak to me with dark undertones. I thought it might have to do with anxiety because i have been diagnosed with acute stress disorder but even when theres no stress i still hear them. They make me feel paranoid but im not afraid of them because i have lost any control other than being unable to make the voices subside. Im not going to lie, I originally thought this had to do with the fact that 3 years ago i had tried illegeal recreation drugs. The hallucinations Im having reminded me of the trip/episode you have when taking LSD however i found that it was not the same because of the darker undertones to the visuals. Right before this all started i passed out in my apartment (8 months ago) and ended up in the ER on stroke alert. Three days later i started feeling better and once i felt good enough to walk again they sent me home with the conclusion that it was all stress, No stroke. I started hearing and seeing things after that and it has caused me to fall into a very depressed state of mind that i cannot fix.Im only looking for an explanation is because i am starting to not perform at work as proficient as i was before and i have a 9 month old son to provide for. Now that my everyday life is being affected im searching for answer to figure out what this might be and How to Fix it. (Side note- I am not on nor have been on any medications since my ER visit. I had to resort to medical M for my anxiety because I am unable get a doctor to see me.
 
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Hi VacantMind420 Just Checking

Here's a link to what maybe the causes to your auditory hallucinations↓

Hearing voices | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems


And here's a link to what are hallucinations? Types, causes, and examples↓

Hallucination Definition and Examples

You need to go see a doctor to properly get diagnosised instead of me or anyone else who isn't license or a specialist. Hell even they don't know. Check out the articles or maybe stay away from reading them to prevent your mind from wondering and worrying. Let a doctor do that LoL it's their job.
 
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And welcome to the MHF! Hopeful helping.
 
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NorasDad

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Have you tried this?

The person I know who has dealt with hallucinations the best found that when hallucinations were strong and interrupting his life, he had to talk to them and laugh at WHATEVER they say.

His feeling is that a tiny part of your mind can steal your attention by producing a human-like image or sound. Therefore, these are like toys or pets that are just making noise to get your attention.

Your brain hurts and you've just got to figure out where to put the bandage.
 
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I was able to finish highschool on Seroquel. The voice was intolerable and a nuisance. I could not study at all. If I was not studying and working..I could use coping skills to ignore and shut out the voice... watch tv, exercise with earbuds in, listening to talk shows... all this quiets the voice and it's nothing to fear. It can be scary in the beginning because this is all new to you. This is the way your stress is coming out. For me, I was doing too much and was depressed. For myself, I cut my losses and went on Seroquel... after a month on the medication, I was fine. It was a low dose... maybe 100 mg a day. I had no side effects. Well, I had to eat less, because it can make you gain weight. Only in the beginning does it make you sleepy. Then your body adjusts. Sometimes you need to try them out and see which med.is right for you. It's very tough trying to work(providing for your little one) while hearing degrading voices and seeing things that no one else sees. I've read so many articles that say that their hallucinations were triggered by the recreational drugs they did. When they did a heavy metals detox , the hallucinations went away. Cilantro and Chlorela are excellent for this. As is Vitamin C. I was on Seroquel for around 6 months because I was hearing my own voice in my head(while in school) and it was very degrading & would tell me that I was better off dead. I never beleived it. Then the voice went away and my psychiatrist gradually took me off last summer. I was free of that voice for around 6 months. But now it has come back (because I am overwhelmed with courses I wanted to sign up for in university) ... my own voice telling me not to go on to uni in September. I bought CBD Oil without the THC. Remember that the THC in CBD will increase our hallucinations and we can really be in bad shape. I have to take around 50 mg of CBD oil with the 25 mg of Seroquel once a day to get rid of the voice and study. If you know it is not real...then you are already ahead of the game. Hallucinations are controlable if we don't freak out. But delusions are when the person actually follows what the voice/voices are telling him to do and believes that the figments of his imagination are really alive. I now take Seroquel 25mg when I feel that I cannot , (through coping skills that I learned in the Hearing Voices Network) ignore that pest of a voice. I don't see things or people that are not there anymore. That went away a year ago. My doctor told me that if our cortisol is up and we are in a fight or flight mode... our adrenals burn out and we have much trouble with stress... it comes out in many ways. Some get cancer...some are voice hearers... see things... etc. It is nothing to fear. My doctor told me that fear will make the "wolf" into a giant monster. Sorry this is so long. I do hope this helps. I know what you are going through... It will get much better... have hope.
 

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