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Are occasional hallucinations, visual and auditory, cause for concern? They've been happening more frequently lately if that's important.
I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?
Consider an analogy:: Your car engine knocks and misses at certain speeds. Your mechanic can't find anything wrong. What can you do to fix this? How can you "fix this" if you don't know what's broken? Options: 1) Get another test. 2) Get another mechanic. 3) Get another car. Option #3 doesn't apply in medicine; so you need to get another test or get another opinion. No "fixing" till you know what needs fixing. ...Read more
Occasionally I see spiders when I wake up, falling asleep, or really tired. Could this be hypnagogic hallucinations or am I crazy?
Could be: These could be hypnagogic or hypnopompic (waking up) hallucinations although those are more often described as "vivid dreams." What's important is how long this has been happening eg lifelong vs weeks or months & whether it's part of a larger syndrome eg narcolepsy. An exact name or cause may never be found so then the approach is practical: Serious vs benign? Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?
It depends: Since what has happening to you as 'seeing things that don't exist' may be experienced by you in many different ways, it is important that you share that experience with the professional as psychiatrist or psychologist first. That would be helpful in terms of understanding if that is something you shall worry about or not. Also that would give you a chance to get help in case you need it. ...Read more
I'm occasionally seeing things that aren't there and been kinda off, my nightmares are coming back and I'm losing motivation in to anything, ? Idk?
Please: Please, obtain help. You are suffering.Get a more detailed answer ›
Consult physician: Consult a psychiatrist (or neurologist) for full evaluation of nature & extent of hallucinations in order to develop a specific treatment plan. Hallucinations may occur with many psychiatric, medical, neurological & substance use conditions and evaluation is necessary to determine specific cause. ...Read more
This is hearing or seeing something others in the room will not see or hear even if you instruct them to look and listen. This is not the same as an illusion - that involves mistaking something for something else and can be a normal lapse of attention of a leap to a conclusion.
If in doubt find a psychiatrist or psychologist and share the experience, and ask. ...Read more
Evaluation first: Hallucinations can come from many different causes. Thorough evaluation guides treatment. Some potential issues: drug or alcohol intoxication or withdrawal; medication side effects; metabolic encephalopathy; other toxins; psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, psychotic depression, or bipolar mania; tumors; degenerative disorders, etc. Please see your doctor asap for help with this! ...Read more
Hallucinigens abound: The brain is capable of misfiring under many circumstances. .. Some drugs are known for their tendency to induce or bring on hallucinations such as possibly hallucinogenic mushrooms or others. But many drugs can pose a risk depending on the person and circumstance. "True hallucinations" are that persons experience of the misfiring of brain neuro circuits. Best to work to protect one's brain. ...Read more
Yes to hallucination: Ecstasy (mdma) can cause derealization, depersonalization, visual hallucinations, decreased appetite, dry mouth, tooth grinding & problems concentrating. After- affects include irritability, anxiety, paranoia, depressed mood, fatigue, diarrhea, constibation, apathy, vertigo, lightheadedness & insomnia. Stroke, coma, organ failure & death can also occur. ...Read more
GET HELP!: Chemical imbalance. A command hallucination is an auditory hallucination that tells you to do something. For instance you can have an auditory hallucination where you believe that people talking. A command hallucination would actually tell you to act. Very serious and is a sign of psychosis like with schizophrenia. Needs immediate attention and medication. See a psychiatrist immediately. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of hallucinations. First, you should be sure to see a physician and get a proper diagnosis. Once you identify the cause of the hallucinations, you can treat them accordingly. Hallucinations due to psychiatric conditions need to be treated in conjunction with other symptoms. Generally, a group of medications called "anti-psychotics" are used. ...Read more
T. Haluc.: Tactile hallucination is the false perception of tactile sensory input that creates a hallucinatory sensation of physical contact with an imaginary object. 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
Hmm.....: In good conscience I really cannot give out answers about what psychedelics give the best visuals or not. There are other places on the internet to find such information. I can say by using psychedelics you are risking an unpleasant and perhaps dangerous experience, they are very dependent on the mood of the user, the setting, etc. Meditation is a great way to acheive a healthy altered state. ...Read more
See a doctor.: You should see a psychiatrist for an evaluation and get a medical workup to rule out any physical causes for hallucinations. Also, if you are taking any drugs or meds that could cause them, you need to inform your doctor. If you don't have physical causes, then typical ; atypical antipsychotics can help. They have side effects so discuss the benefits and risks w/ your dr. ...Read more
Not usually: The world of fungi is amazing and complex, but people don't usually put hallucinogenic mushrooms in food. Psilocybin mushrooms and amanita muscaria are two which are known to induce hallucinations -- and which can be poisonous. These are very different from the morels, truffles, and portebellos which safely enhance our spaghetti sauce and other edibles. ...Read more
Many: Recreational drugs such as lsd, ecstasy, psilocybin, mescaline, marijuana, and ketamine are some. Also many prescription medications can do this as well: antimuscarinic agents; levodopa; donapezil; antidepressants including ssri's and occasionally bupropion; opiates; proton pump inhibitors; steroids; quinolone antibiotics such as cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Hallucinations happen in alcohol & drug withdrawal too. ...Read more
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