- Nov 4, 2014
Hi TeHi there, you are doing really well. In my opinion, an episode will vary in length depending on the amount of awareness the person has of themselves and their environment. The more involved with voices one is the more trance-like their condition becomes and the harder it is to pull out of it. But not listening to voices can be intense and overwhelming also. So it is a difficult balancing act.
I want to be up front with you, but it may be difficult to take. From the moment I started hearing voices to the moment I was hospitalized and in a serious catatonic state was about 5 or 6 weeks. It ramped up very quickly in my case. It took about six months until I was able to find a constructive way of dealing with the voices.
Take care, Te
Thanks for your reply and openness, I prefer to hear things as they are rather than wrapping things up in cotton wall, so I appreciate your words.
She does indeed need to get this balance sorted, she is doing so well have been coping for this long without talking with anyone about the situation. This has been going on for months before I was involved, I knew something was up as clearly she was not behaving normally.
I am trying to get my head around her behaviour at the moment, as I started the thread I described showing signs of depression although she could not see it or feel it in herself. I think I come to that conclusion, as I saw her withdraw into herself more, loose interest in things, stop socialising. But have talked with her, it is not like she has lost interest in things, she just cannot concentrate on the things she use to enjoy because of the noise in her head.
She has not been signed off yet by the GP, so she is taking a few days out this week, to see how she gets on with the sleeping tabs in hope that it will get her sleep routine sorted, and hopefully minimise these experiences to a more manageable level.
Te, do you still regularly hear voices, and just manage this yourself ?