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Hearing voices and seeing faces before falling asleep. Does this mean anything?

Hearing voices and seeing faces before falling asleep. Does this mean anything?

Not always.: You could have what's known as hypnagogia. This is usually hallucinations before bed time which can be related to levels of consciousness as you transition into sleep especially if bedtime is the only time you are hearing them or seeing things. If other aspects of your life are affected then you should likely get seen by a professional to rule out other things. ...Read more

Hearing Voices (Definition)

"hearing voices" in the absence of actual people talking is referred to as an auditory hallucination. There is a large number of potential medical and/or psychological causes for such an experience. In some cases such as during transition from awake to sleeping (or vice versa), this can occur which, in the absence of contributory ...Read more


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I took one dose of zolpidem and was hearing voices, is that a normal side effect? Have had trouble sleeping so took a zolpidem

I took one dose of zolpidem and was hearing voices, is that a normal side effect? Have had trouble sleeping so took a zolpidem

Per: Per drugs. Com the side effects of zolpidem are:

severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; throat closing; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thinking; behavior changes; chest pain; confusion; decreased coordination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; memory problems (eg, memory loss); new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, aggression, agitation, anxiety, depression); severe dizziness; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; suicidal thoughts or actions; vision changes.

If you experience any of these you should consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What drugs can help with hearing voices?

Hearing voices: Please see a psychiatrist on this one. Hearing voices is not a normal situation. ...Read more

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How does one go about making themselves stop hearing voices and seeing shadows?

How does one go about making themselves stop hearing voices and seeing shadows?

Hearing Voices: This can be a sign of some serious diseases. Please make an appointment to see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I keep hearing voices and seeing things when I try to sleep. What could be wrong?

I keep hearing voices and seeing things when I try to sleep. What could be wrong?

See a doctor soon: It could range from the development of a psychiatric illness (like bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder or schizophrenia), to a drug side effect, to neurological conditions that cause daytime "dreams, " which are often just when falling asleep or just after waking up - hypnogogic or hypnopompic hallucinations. A neurologist or psychiatrist can assess you, or start with your pcp. ...Read more

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What helps to stop hearing voices if thorazine (chlorpromazine) is no longer prescribed?

What helps to stop hearing voices if thorazine (chlorpromazine) is no longer prescribed?

Antipsychotics: There are newer medications in the class called atypical antipsychotics that are used for treatment of psychosis with auditory hallucinations. A a psychiatrist - I believe that the newer medications are far superior to the older class of neuroleptics. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis?

Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis?

Not always: There are different types of hallucinations. We all have hallucinations when we dream for example. We need to evaluate the difference btn true hallucinations (preceived as outside the head), pseudo-hallucinatons (inside voices which may be ptsd) and illusions (misperceptions of sounds). Only a psychiatric eval can help determine and tx is different for each. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents I'm hearing voices?

How can I tell my parents I'm hearing voices?

At this age: And if you've heard them before, how did they take the news? Maybe structuring an approach based upon previous experience might be helpful, enlisting your provider and (if you have one) your therapist or other support.

If this is the first time you've heard voices particularly at your current age, I suggest an ER visit immediately, as a workup is necessary.
Good luck!
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Why am I hearing voices in my mind before sleep?

Why am I hearing voices in my mind before sleep?

It may be: Hypnagogic hallucinations as you are falling asleep or it may simply be your thoughts. ...Read more

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Does hearing voices shouting in my head with ocd?

Does hearing voices shouting in my head with ocd?

If you are hearing: Voices shouting in your head, OCD is not the diagnosis. It could be a sign of a psychosis or possible neurological disorder. Meet with a psychiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm schizophrenic, hearing voices in my head. What is wrong?

I'm schizophrenic, hearing voices in my head. What is wrong?

Hearing voices: Is part of schizophrenia. Meet with a psychiatrist and get on the right medication and the voices will subside so that you can lead a more normal life. It is a serious mental illness and you need to be in therapy. ...Read more

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What causes people to start hearing voices? Stroke? Tia? Dementia?

What causes people to start hearing voices? Stroke? Tia? Dementia?

Stroke and dementia: Can cause voices, but by definition, transient ischemic attacks resolve with no sequelae. ...Read more

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If one gets really angry are they at risk for psychotic relapse or hearing voices? Or even dizziness?

If one gets really angry are they at risk for psychotic relapse or hearing voices? Or even dizziness?

Psychosis yes: Dizziness no. Psychosis only if you have a history of it and especially if you have anger episodes typically as you head into psychotic relapses. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My sister told my parents that she has been hearing voices that tell her what to do. I don't know what I am supposed to do next. Help?

My sister told my parents that she has been hearing voices that tell her what to do. I don't know what I am supposed to do next. Help?

Consult Psychiatrist: Hearing voices and those voices telling her to do things is a serious symptom of psuchiatrist disorder called dissociate identity disorder also called multiple personality disorder and needs to be treated by an experienced psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I have been feeling paronoid recently. I have been hearing voices saying bad things to me in my mind and I feel as if insects are crawling on me.

I have been feeling paronoid recently. I have been hearing voices saying bad things to me in my mind and I feel as if insects are crawling on me.

Psychosis w/ etoh: Psychotic symptoms can be triggered by many drugs, including alcohol, pcp, heroin, amphetamines, and cocaine. Some over-the-counter and prescription drugs can also trigger psychotic reactions. A toxicology screen can rule out drug-induced psychosis. If substance abuse is involved, the physician will determine the drug ithat is the source of the symptoms.
Consider psychosis and etoh withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis or dementia?

Is hearing voices a sign of severe psychosis or dementia?

See below: Auditory hallucination or hearing voices is a sign of psychosis that accompany mental illness, e.g. Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar. A person might have a psychotic reaction to some of the medication as well. Dementia might be accompanied by psychosis. If this is a new sx, or if you've already experienced that, but this sx is bothersome, please see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I am experiencing hearing voices, delusions and mood swings.

I am experiencing hearing voices, delusions and mood swings.

Mood swings: And the other symptoms you mention indicate the need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and support. You can start w/your family doctor if you are not sure where to go. He/she can refer you. If medication is offered that's ok but please get real therapy, learn strategies to help w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Is it possible to have schizophrenia if one experiences non-bizarre delusions, but no hallucinations, hearing voices or bizarre delusions?

Complicated, but yes: If someone has non-bizarre delusions and disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat affect, alogia, or avolition, schizophrenia may be present. But, this might be the case only if there is significant disturbance in important areas of functioning in day-to-day life (e.g., work, school, relationships, self-care). A professional evaluation can help clarify this. ...Read more

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What should I expect from my first psychiatrist appointment? (For anxiety, depression, and hearing voices).

What should I expect from my first psychiatrist appointment? (For anxiety, depression, and hearing voices).

Psychiatrist Visit: I understand your concern.
Be clear that it is your decision to see Psychiatrist and that you need help for anxiety, depression, and hearing voices; how they are interfering with your relationships, school and personal life.

Psychiatrist can ask you about your symptoms, duration, use of alcohol and drugs, previous episodes. Treatments, family history; and assess mental status for Diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you cope with hearing voices?

Beautiful mind: Watch the movie beautiful mind, if voices are friendly and tell you good things listen if they are negative learn how to tune them out. ...Read more

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How do you cope with hearing voices?

How do you cope with hearing voices?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be telling you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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What to do if I am hearing voices or rather thoughts, do I need help?

What to do if I am hearing voices or rather thoughts, do I need help?

Yes, see your doctor: It is recommended that you see your doctor for further assistance with this kind of symptom. There can be a number of causes and if it just began at age 39 the likelihood of this being first onset psychotic disorder is low. Other causes can be medical illness, sleep deprivation, medications, metabolic problems and so on. ...Read more

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How does one deal with hearing voices that could be there normally but are not?

How does one deal with hearing voices that could be there normally but are not?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be "telling" you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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What causes elderly people to start hearing voices?

What causes elderly people to start hearing voices?

See below: Welcome
the elderly are very challenging
often live alone or in nursing home
dementia memory loss common.
With significant dementia or move or disruption of there lives they may be very introverted and imagine things people support them help them confort them. ...Read more

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How do you deal with hearing voices inside your head?

How do you deal with hearing voices inside your head?

Talk to a pro: Sometimes, people hear the voices of loved ones when they are under a lot of emotional stress or in other situations, for example, thinking you hear the voice of a recently deceased loved one. Other times, voices can be telling you to do things or that you are worthless, etc. Either way, a skilled therapist or psychiatrist can probably help you a lot! ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sign of dementia?

Not neccessarily: Hearing voices or auditory hallucinations can be a sign of many ailments (psychotic depression, bipolar, schizophrenia); medical-- brain tumors, epilepsy or any other seizure disorders, brain tumors, deliriums, strokes, and dementia. If hearing voices is a new and unexpected sx, please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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I think I am hearing voices. Am I going crazy?

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Hearing voices: You need further evaluation by a psychiatrist before you make assumption. ...Read more

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Could hearing voices always means schizophrenia?

Could hearing voices always means schizophrenia?

No: Auditory hallucinations can occur as a result of many conditioned both psychiatric or not. ...Read more

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Could hearing voices always means it's schizophrenia?

Depends...: The quality and quantity of the voices determine if there is a psychiatric disorder, although hearing voices does usually mean a psychotic process is extant. But, extreme manic states, drug-induced states and genuine psychic abilities also produce "voices." This one calls for a professional evaluation by either a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have schizophrenia without hearing voices?

Is it possible to have schizophrenia without hearing voices?

Yes: By definition, schizophrenia is about psychosis. Psychosis means the patient is getting external stimuli from the environment through one or more of his or her five senses, that does not objectively exist. In other words there are auditory, visual, olfactory, gustatory, and tactile hallucinations that can be experienced by the patient. Auditory hallucinations, however, are the most common. ...Read more

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I keep hearing voices/screaming and knocking & banging even tho no1 else can. It happens everyday. Am I going mad?

I keep hearing voices/screaming and knocking & banging even tho no1 else can. It happens everyday. Am I going mad?

Hallucination?: Can happen with substance use, neurological condition and mental health condition. U need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Will geodon (ziprasidone) taken twice a day work for stopping hearing voices? I am only on once a day and the voices are not going anywhere.

Will geodon (ziprasidone) taken twice a day work for stopping hearing voices? I am only on once a day and the voices are not going anywhere.

No one can predict: What you need to do is talk to the Dr about the effects of geodon (ziprasidone). If it's good except for this, they might add more - or they could switch or combine with another drug. I also urge you to consider a good experienced therapist to help you manage the voices if possible. Some techniques can be successful to remove the worst of it at least. I hope this helps - don't change dose on your own though! ...Read more

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What should someone do if their 12 year daughter has been hearing voices that say things like for instance, don't eat, someone has poisoned the food?

What should someone do if their 12 year daughter has been hearing voices that say things like for instance, don't eat, someone has poisoned the food?

This is serious: What you describe is a serious symptom. Basically you are describing auditory hallucinations with some paranoid characteristics. This needs urgent evaluation first by her primary care physician to make sure things are ok neurologically, and then likely referral to psychiatry for further evaluation. Do not put this off until she listens to the voices and harms herself or others. ...Read more

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Only got a total of 4Hr sleep last two days. I'm hallucinating right now and hearing voices (not the crazy ones) is this normal for just 2day no sleep?

Only got a total of 4Hr sleep last two days. I'm hallucinating right now and hearing voices (not the crazy ones) is this normal for just 2day no sleep?

No; NormalOnlyMeans: Common, not any necessary relation to health. Late teens to early 20s is the most common age range for schizophrenia to become evident, be diagnosed; thus your observations are worrisome. Suggest focusing on both getting more sleep as well as seeking/finding professional help worthy of your trust on the chance these are signs of early schizophrenia. ...Read more

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I tend to think in my head using words and my inner voice. When my mind is busy I write them down to think clearer. Is that seen as hearing voices? And is it a problem? -most people don't seem to do

I tend to think in my head using words and my inner voice. When my mind is busy I write them down to think clearer. Is that seen as hearing voices? And is it a problem? -most people don't seem to do

No.: Auditory hallucinations is the actual process of hearing voices sometimes, commanding you to do things (command hallucinations) or say disparaging comments against you, berating and criticizing or some are voices with ill-defined words and the person who hears them cannot stop or argue with them. Thinking in your head, knowing they are your thoughts, saying them aloud is ok. ...Read more

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Is hearing voices a sure sign of schizophrenia or some kind of psychotic disorder?

Is hearing voices a sure sign of schizophrenia or some kind of psychotic disorder?

Not Sure, Just Maybe: One often associates auditory hallucinations with schizophrenia, but not all schizophrenics experience auditory hallucinations. They can also occur with mood disorders but usually to a lesser degree. Auditory hallucinations have also been known to manifest as a result of intense stress, sleep deprivation, drug use, and errors in development of proper psychological processes. ...Read more