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Unemployment due to COVID19 and increase in hearing voices

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FuelsMySong123

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Mar 26, 2020
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Ever since I stopped working because the childcare centre I work in closed due to the pandemic, I have been having an increase in the amount of time I hear the voices as well as their volume (becoming louder) and my delusions surrounding them.

My only real problem when I was working was thought broadcasting (e.g. thinking my coworkers could read my mind) but that did not really distress me. What did distress me was hearing the voices once I finished work while I was on the bus but, again, I could handle that.

However, lately I have been hearing them constantly and it is triggering my anxiety.

My delusions never really went away (I thought they were coming from real people). Whenever I try to talk to my parents about it, they just dismiss it and say I need to pray or something.

Someone on here recommended a medication change but I do not see my psychiatrist until mid-April.

I am planning to call my caseworker tomorrow and hopefully it will get resolved.

Any advice in the meantime?
 
wollie

wollie

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Hi
The only way I can reduce my voices is to keep busy, I know we cant be working all the time but down time can be like taking up hobby, Im at a loose end at the moment so my voices are bad, so I am serching for some thing that interests me, may be a model or some thing.

All the best woolie.
 
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Lab rat

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The advice that Woolie has given is sound. I need to be busy. I was laid off on the 11 th and I’ve noticed things becoming exponentially worse since ☹
 
boudreauj4

boudreauj4

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Me too. The voices have been more active lately with all the sitting around I'm doing. When I'm more active I don't hear them as much and I don't notice them as much.
 
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