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Voices that lie and voices that tell the truth...

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schizolanza

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About a year ago I heard voices in my head that told me I only had 3 days left to live.The voice identified itself as satan.I was terrified.I am still here so obviously the voice was lying.
I've had voices in the past,many years before I was diagnosed schizophrenic,when I was religious.I put the voices down to a religious experience,not as something wrong with me.The voices told me the name of my wife to be.They were not lying,I've been with her for 12 years now.I knew her name 6 months before I met her.
Now the voices I hear are overwhelmingly negative.They tell me to kill myself,cut myself and blind myself with acid.They tell me how useless I am as a husband and father and that they would be better off without me.
Sometimes I think that Christianity is the cause of my schizophrenia,but at least the voices I heard when I was a Christian told the truth.
Sorry,I know this is a weird post,but maybe others have similar experiences to share...
 
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About a year ago I heard voices in my head that told me I only had 3 days left to live.The voice identified itself as satan.I was terrified.I am still here so obviously the voice was lying.
I've had voices in the past,many years before I was diagnosed schizophrenic,when I was religious.I put the voices down to a religious experience,not as something wrong with me.The voices told me the name of my wife to be.They were not lying,I've been with her for 12 years now.I knew her name 6 months before I met her.
Now the voices I hear are overwhelmingly negative.They tell me to kill myself,cut myself and blind myself with acid.They tell me how useless I am as a husband and father and that they would be better off without me.
Sometimes I think that Christianity is the cause of my schizophrenia,but at least the voices I heard when I was a Christian told the truth.
Sorry,I know this is a weird post,but maybe others have similar experiences to share...
I have had a few similar experiences to the ones you describe. My voices have told me to convert to Biblical Unitarian Christianity (which I did), they have identified themselves as Jesus Christ, they have told me I was a prophet (which they revoked), that I deserved to die, that I would die within a year and other such experiences.

Ultimately the picture doesn't add up, apart from the bit about Biblical Unitarian Christianity, which I listened to. They told me to look in the Bible to confirm what they had said. I did, and it matched what they said. Coincidence?

I have often thought that my voices, visions and thought invasion was something more than what they are, e.g. I used to think they were visions of the true world and that this was a holographic projection.

Now I think my voices, visions and thought invasion are influenced by God, but are not God, Jesus Christ, or someone from a parallel universe.
 
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I hear people talking about me in public places, i don't know whether it's voices, though i find what i hear relevant often

After i shook a kid who was harrassing me what i heard became extremely negative, nowadays it's more positive usually

As i said to a psychiatrist if they're voices they've got a london accent

French people hear french voices so why shouldn't i hear voices with a london accent

It's been a very long time since i sat in a field all by myself and heard people, i still get it when stresed up, things like someone threatening to kill me, been physically attacked, the police dr said you hear voices when under stress, guess he's right
 
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I hear people talking about me in public places, i don't know whether it's voices, though i find what i hear relevant often

After i shook a kid who was harrassing me what i heard became extremely negative, nowadays it's more positive usually

As i said to a psychiatrist if they're voices they've got a london accent

French people hear french voices so why shouldn't i hear voices with a london accent[.quote]

That's true.

It's been a very long time since i sat in a field all by myself and heard people, i still get it when stresed up, things like someone threatening to kill me, been physically attacked, the police dr said you hear voices when under stress, guess he's right
I agree with the police Doctor you mention. Voices, for me, usually come when I am stressed. The same for thought invasion and hallucinations.
 
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Correction.

I hear people talking about me in public places, i don't know whether it's voices, though i find what i hear relevant often

After i shook a kid who was harrassing me what i heard became extremely negative, nowadays it's more positive usually

As i said to a psychiatrist if they're voices they've got a london accent

French people hear french voices so why shouldn't i hear voices with a london accent
That's true.
 
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I like quoting Oscar Wilde, the next worse thing to being talked about is not being talked about.

REcently i've been wearing this cap, it seems to stop the voices talking about me on the bus, as i said to one psychiatrrist "It keeps my thoughts in"
 
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I like quoting Oscar Wilde, the next worse thing to being talked about is not being talked about.
Interesting. Was he a philosopher of sorts? If he was, he was obviously not deemed important enough for A Level Philosophy and Ethics.

REcently i've been wearing this cap, it seems to stop the voices talking about me on the bus, as i said to one psychiatrrist "It keeps my thoughts in"
Interesting. It may have something to do with protection of the mind, or perceived protection that renders real protection.
 
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For a minute I thought rambo was joking about the cap.
I find bus journeys to be very stressful.The anxiety sets off my hyperdidrosis and I have to get off.15 minutes on the bus is more exhausting than the hour it takes to walk.
 
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For a minute I thought rambo was joking about the cap.
I find bus journeys to be very stressful.The anxiety sets off my hyperdidrosis and I have to get off.15 minutes on the bus is more exhausting than the hour it takes to walk.
I used to find it difficult using the bus, and I still find it difficult to use the train, but using the bus is essential if I want to get to College, and thus get the HND/HNC (with work put into getting it of course, although I think it will be incredibly difficult to get it).
 
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Well that's good that you can use the bus.I wish you all the best with your studies.
What problems do you experience on the train?Do you hear voices?
 
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I was joking when i told the shrink the cap keeps my thoughts in, i think it makes me more anonymous

Oscar Wilde, a gay guy who ended up in prison because of his sexuality, a famous playright who was ruined, some have atributed mental health problems to him as well

I feel that using services results in my diagnosis of schitsoprenia getting around, on the other hand proffessionals deny using services stigmatises people, to me it's intentional as a way of rationing services
 
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I was joking when i told the shrink the cap keeps my thoughts in, i think it makes me more anonymous

Oscar Wilde, a gay guy who ended up in prison because of his sexuality, a famous playright who was ruined, some have atributed mental health problems to him as well

I feel that using services results in my diagnosis of schitsoprenia getting around, on the other hand proffessionals deny using services stigmatises people, to me it's intentional as a way of rationing services
Oscar Wilde's name did ring a bell, I just didn't know exactly where I had heard of him, or for what he was famous, or infamous, for.

The NHS should be confidential, but any illness or injury (that is serious enough for the NHS to do something about it) is known by the NHS as a whole, so I suppose it would get around that way.
 
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It's not so much the nhs it's social services and the voluntary sector i take issue with for things getting around, though yes i heard my drs receptionists gossiping about one of the mentally ill women upstairs boyfriends, thinking of saying hello to her tonight, hoping for a cuddle, but i've kept what i heard to myself
 
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