Hi cfc_kenny ,
I hear voices , like it's my inner voice rambling on and on but because it's thinking about so many things so quickly , my brain can't keep up with it - I believe this is my to do with mania.
Then there are the snatches of voice and noise that sound real to me , they do not tell me to do things , they make me jump sometimes - these are the ones I assosiate with my Anxiety Disorder when I am under extreme stress , I have been reassured by a professional that it is normal.
Jeannies "calm place" is a great one for soothing - even if you don't have voices , pick a nice place , real or make believe - it doesn't matter which , and "go" there to relax.
Take care ,
my original post was far from belitteling your condition or making light of it. i would be darned in hell before i would do that to another human being (excpet maybe my first wife ). sorry, kenny, it's my wierd sence of humor and i find it hard to control. what i was asttempting to say is rule one: DON'T PANIC! there are many reasons for hearing things. i gave you several in my first post. kman78 gave you another reason from the opposite spectrum. auditory halucinations are sometimes physical, sometimes chemical, sometimes spiritual, sometimes psychological, sometimes ... get the picture?
the best thing you can do for yourself is to fiind a pdoc who understands these things and who will get you thoroghly checked out physically and chemically before deciding that the sky is falling.
i wish you well on your quest.