- Jan 27, 2009
Hi, I'm Iris, Asian, Male 31 years old and I hear voices. I would like to get involved with organizations and events but it seems that there is no such things here where I'm located. Maybe you can help me. I'm from the Philippines, and I hear voices for about 4 or 5 years now. It tells me a lot of things, mostly foolishness, so I don't take them seriously, but they are so irritating and I've been having trouble sleeping. I have a job and it affects it because I can't sleep well. I lost jobs before because of this illness. I also got into drinking because of this. What triggered this is that I got hooked into drugs years ago, and my psychiatrist told me that the dofamine level in my brain went up and thats the cause of the voices, but I've been totally off drugs for a year now and the voices remain. I took medications for the dofamine level to decrease but it seemed that it has no effect. I'm still scared of the voices (not so much as before though) because I thought they were real. I know now that they're not but I still afraid sometimes. Please give advices and tips on how to deal with the voices, or how to make them go away. It greatly affects my life and its tiring, depressing and scary. I feel like I can't do anything right as long as I have them.