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Does anyone else suffer from hearing voices?

cloe101
cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
Just want to know if there are people like me? x 

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

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    Hello @cloe101

    Thank you for posting and for talking about hearing voices. How long have you experienced this for? Is it something that concerns you?

    Have you ever discussed it with anybody else such as your GP? They will be able to advise you about it and potentially support you to manage your mental well-being.
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  • cloe101
    cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    For 6 years and well kind of but just wondered if there was anyone like me out there? I see my GP and am on anti psychotic medication but everything is good thanks ? 
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,382 Disability Gamechanger
    I used to a lot, but then it stopped a few years back. I recently started hearing them again and spoke to a good friend I trust implicity and she explained it was probably a good indicator my mental health was not as good as I thought.

    After chatting I decided to cut down the extra hours I was doing at work and spend less time on the computer. They stopped after a couple of weeks, as I got less stressed and more relaxed. I don't always realise the voices are just in my head and react to them, which causes my family some confusion. 

    Talking to my friend was the first time I had ever mentioned it, and to be honest I worried how she would react. 

    For me it is often random comments, or 'someone' calling my name. I also get something similar when falling asleep or waking up, but realise very quickly they are not real. 

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  • cloe101
    cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I’ve heard my name being called too, hope you’re okay I know it’s scary sometimes but it gets better :) 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,049

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    Hi @cloe101 :) How are you doing today? 

    This isn't something I've personally experienced, but I know people who do experience this. It's more common than many people think.

    I'm glad that you've spoken to your GP about it. Does the anti-psychotic medication help at all? 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,049

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    It sounds as though your friend had a good reaction @Geoark, which is great :) I'm glad that reducing your stress levels by taking time away from work and your computer has helped! It seems as though you now have a good understanding of the kinds of steps you can take if you feel your mental health taking a dip again. 
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  • cloe101
    cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    edited December 2021
    Hey Tori, I’m good thanks how are you? =) yeah the medication makes me sane =) x
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Member Posts: 237 Pioneering
    I hear voices and was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia when I was 18/19, but with the medication I am on the voices are just muffled whispers/noise now and then and happens when I'm in a stressful environment. The voices do get bad though when I'm becoming unwell as well as paranoid thoughts and can be a scary time especially when theres no way to switch them off at times. I try my best just to ignore them as best I can and don't really react to them unless again I am becoming unwell but there is times when you get tricked and instinctingly react to them.
  • Ookpik
    Ookpik Member Posts: 102 Courageous
    l have been diagnosed with cervical dystonia and tinnitus and insomnia. And this tinnitus seems to have started in 2008, that was when my dystonia got worse, it seems to have gone to a different level. And that is when l started to hear voices, but mainly l hear a high pitch sound, and sometimes an orchestra coming from a distance. 
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  • rish
    rish Member Posts: 17 Connected
    cloe101 said:
    Just want to know if there are people like me? x 
    I do off meds. I have had two episodes of psychosis over 10 years. 
  • cloe101
    cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I have psychosis and severe anxiety had my episode a few years ago but I’m so much better now currently taking a antipsychotic medication and anxiety medication which keeps me sane =) hope everyone is well and Merry Christmas! X 
  • GeoChris
    GeoChris Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I have a condition called EUPD, sad to say yes, I hear voices, sometimes, I hear noises, very rarely, do I hallucinate visually. I hope you are well. 
  • TheAlien
    TheAlien Member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    I don't hear voices, but I do have tinnitus which can sound either like a high pitched whistle or a full orchestra, I must admit, I kind of like the orchestra as its quite tuneful, especially the string section.

    When I'm very tired and losing concentration I can often hear a loud bang which wakes me up, especially when I'm alone.  I've checked for external sources of this bang and found none.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 7,049

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    Sorry for missing your message before Christmas, I'm good thank you @cloe101 :) I'm glad that the medication helps! I hope you had a good Christmas. 

    Would you say you're receiving enough support for your EUPD at the moment @GeoChris? Is your GP aware that you've been experiencing some auditory and visual hallucinations? 
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  • cloe101
    cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    I’m reviewing receiving support from my mental health team, GP and family/friends. Yeah, my GP knows and my mental health review is due so I’m going to let my GP know more about my mental health. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 914 Pioneering
    Hi @cloe101

    I am really glad you are receiving support from your mental health team, GP, and family/friends. I hope speaking to your GP goes well for you! If you need any support with this, please do feel free to let us know. We are always here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • cloe101
    cloe101 Member Posts: 19 Connected
    Thank you for your support :)
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,742

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    It's good that you will be letting your GP know @cloe101, hopefully they will be able to support you further to manage your mental health.
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