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How can a person cope with tactile hallucinations?

How can a person cope with tactile hallucinations?

It depends: It depends on the cause. Tactile hallucinations can also be known as formication -- and are common in amphetamine & Cocaine abuse. Also alcohol withdrawal. Can be found in schizophrenia and other delusional disorders as well. Finding and treating the cause is best way to deal with tactile hallucinations. See your primary care physician or a psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have tactile hallucinations?

How to tell if I have tactile hallucinations?

T. Haluc.: Tactile hallucination is the false perception of tactile sensory input that creates a hallucinatory sensation of physical contact with an imaginary object.[1] This is caused by the faulty integration of the tactile sensory neural signals generated in the spinal chord & the thalamus & sent to the primary & secondary somatosensory cortex.. Tactile Hallucination caused by cocaine & alcohol. ...Read more

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I want help to cope with living with hallucinations?

I want help to cope with living with hallucinations?

Hallucinations: Its best to find out the accurate diagnosis and if necessary get multiple opinions as it will be a life changing event. Atypical antipsychotics are usually the first line of treatment in hallucinations but please clarify the cause and treat the cause for example if drug induced, medication induced etc. ...Read more

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Tactile hallucinations from some mediciness? Which drugs might cause that?

Tactile hallucinations from some mediciness?  Which drugs might cause that?

Several: One of the most common causes of tactile hallucinations is not really a "medicine" at all -- it's withdrawal from alcohol. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause it also. Tactile hallucinations -- also called "formication" -- commonly happen with use of Cocaine and amphetamine. Ketamine is another agent that can cause these. ...Read more

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Are only tactile hallucinations late at night possible, or they should be there all day?

Are only tactile hallucinations late at night possible, or they should be there all day?

Any time: Abnormal sensations of any sort, painful or not, may occur spontaneously, at any time of day. Certain pain / sensory syndromes have characteristic times of occurrence. But there is no iron-clad requirement that the "rule" be followed. ...Read more

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How can you have a tactile hallucination?

How can you have a tactile hallucination?

Touched: Tactile hallucinations are bodily sensations when no source for the experience is present. Drug use, particularly with stimulants, can be a cause of tactile hallucinations, especially on the skin. People who have lost limbs can also experience "phantom" pain or other sensations when the limb is not present. In fact, the majority of individuals who have lost limbs experience some phantom sensation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tactile hallucination?

What is the definition or description of: tactile hallucination?

Imaginary bugs: When a person feels sensations on their skin that don't have physical or neurological basis. The most common type of tactile hallucinations are the sensation of bugs crawling on the the skin. ...Read more

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How often can you actually get tactile hallucinations with psychosis?

Possible: Tactile hallucinations can occur with psychosis but are usually overshadowed by visual and auditory hallucinations. When alone i would look for other causes such as drugs (marijuana, ecstasy), seizures, nerve damage and other neurologic disorders. ...Read more

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Is this a tactile hallucination if you are just getting regular pins and needles?

Is this a tactile hallucination if you are just getting regular pins and needles?

Maybe Neurological: Hallucination implies that you are feeling something that does not have an actually exist.If however, you are experiencing pin and needles feeling, there may in fact be a reason for it. It may indicate poor circulation or some impingement on the nerves from your spine. It could be the result of poor nutrition or an side effect of a disease like diabetes. If you are experiencing this, get checked. ...Read more

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Nurse says I should learn to cope with psychotic hallucinations and stop taking risperidone? Though the risperidone was to stop them?

Nurse says I should learn to cope with psychotic hallucinations and stop taking risperidone? Though the risperidone was to stop them?

Depends: If your hallucinations are mild/ not too distressing, might be an option to get off long-term med. If no major side effects from med & if it is helping, then netter to leave as is. Discuss the suggestion of the nurse w/your dr/provider. ...Read more

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