auditory hallucinations?

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yoyoma16
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   Posted 4/28/2007 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I know im kinda beating a dead horse here, but i have a quick question:

Are auditory hallucinations things that you hear that seem like they are coming from the outside?? Or can they be thoughts too?

For example, I was talking to my mom the other day, and after she said something, I could play it in my mind and it would sound exactly like what she just said, almost like I am hearing it, but I know its coming from my thoughts.

Basicaly how do you distinguish an auditory hallucination from your own normal thought?

Thanks!

ozfm
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   Posted 4/28/2007 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Yoyoma

I suffered auditory hallucinations due to medications, they were varied, and quite weird.  Sometimes it would be like a small grab of a conversation suddenly loud in my ear and then gone again, sometimes it would be the same few lines of a song, over and over again, sometimes it would be parts of a dream that would come back to me the next day or even later, that I had to think really hard about, cos it seemed to be a memory of a discussion, rather than a dream.  I never had instructions or anything, but sometimes it would be hard not to swear I heard something.

So I guess in answer to your question, from my experience, it could be both.  If you are worried about it please speak to your doctor.
 
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yoyoma16
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   Posted 4/29/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
so most of the time for you they seemed to be coming from outside your head?

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   Posted 4/29/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi yoyoma16,  hallucinations in any forum are differant for everyone who has them.  You did a very good job of describing what you experiance though.  It is good to remember that these are not real and to do as much research as you can on them so your better informed for when you do have them.  I have this link that I thought may be helpful for you and anyone else who is interested...
 
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yoyoma16
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   Posted 4/29/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
im am absolutely sure that what i am hearing is coming from me, but a lot of it is random...like a random word or thought poping into my head, its not like i am looking around and trying to find the person who said it, i know its in my mind.

anyone else have random stuff pop into their heads?

yoyoma16
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   Posted 4/30/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess my question is can auditory hallucinations be thoughts? Or do they have to seem like they are coming from the outside environment??

Just asking this because I am pretty sure that everyone experiences random thoughts popping into their head every now and then

Thanks!

Sarita
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   Posted 4/30/2007 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   

I work in the mental health field at the moment and work with a LOT of schizophrenic patients, so am pretty familiar with how they describe their auditory hallucinations.  Basically, they will hear an actual voice giving them instructions or talking to them; it's so "external" that they believe someone else is actually speaking to them/calling their name/etc. and they will look around for that person or thing.  It's very distracting to them; they will have a conversation with you and get extremely sidetracked because they are experiencing hallucinations at the same time.  Much of the time the voices they hear are very unpleasant and even quite violent.

It is very likely that what you are experiencing is entirely normal because it seems to be more "internal." If you are this aware of your thoughts, it could be that you are just focusing more on your thinking behavior instead of letting it just "be," which might make you feel as though what you are experiencing is abnormal.

 


ozfm
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   Posted 5/1/2007 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Yoyoma

It is really hard to explain them isn't it?  Sometimes it feels like it's coming from outside, but I know it's from the inside.  I know that there is no-one there

Deb


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Twiggy2
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   Posted 5/4/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow does that sound like meeeeeeeee. I just had a post about that very question. What can be done about it. Very weird it is something serious happens not to often but i kinda get freaked out when i does. Twiggy2 P>S please read my other post might help explain better.
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