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(Sorry for the long post and am on mobile) I started hearing voices five or six years ago and I’ve had episodes of exploding head syndrome and musical ear syndrome (both of which happened when I was over tired and trying to go to sleep). I never developed any of the other symptoms of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and have a couple associates degrees and have held a job the entire time. I was extremely upset and embarrassed about the fact that I was definitely hallucinating and have never told anybody; in some cases I’m also in disbelief that my mind can process thoughts so autonomously from what I’m consciously thinking about wherein it’s almost like there’s another living person who can process thought talking to me rather than my brain malfunctioning.

Sometimes I hope there’s some other reason for me to be hearing what I do other than but any attempts to self study what I’m experiencing (like “talking” back to what I hear or signaling what I’m experiencing to other people) just confirms that it’s a hallucination. There’s been times that seem to contradict all my affirmations that I’m hallucinating like when I heard my cousin talking to me and than got a text from said person seconds later which is disturbing because it makes me feel like I’m delusional when I start to consider I’m not hallucinating.

Sometimes I used to get upset I would hallucinate the voices of people I work with because it would be mortifying for them to hear what I’m thinking (I.e. “you’re a lazy asshole” and “hearing” a response to what I was thinking). I used to spend nights praying the rosary to fall asleep because the people I live with would leave a tv on in a different room and that would cause me to hallucinate. That actually helped because I found phrases from certain prayers (forgives us our trespasses... or gravely sinned in my thoughts... etc) helped me to feel alright with the fact that I was hearing voices because they literally felt relevant to what I was going through.

Anyways, if I’m nonsymptomatic and functional despite the hallucinations does that qualify them as “non-psychotic”? (I won’t be mad if the answer is no...)

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Sorry if this has been mentioned already. Haven’t had time to read the replies.

Your hallucinations when you’re overtired and/or trying to sleep sound like they could be Sleep Paralysis. I experience episodes every now and then, not as much as I used to but it’s more common when I’m ill or extremely tired. They usually occur as I’m drifting off.

I’m afraid that’s all the insight I can offer right now. Read up on sleep paralysis and see if it applies to you.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 months ago

I would consider the events where I experienced exploding head syndrome and musical ear syndrome as significant to the bigger picture but not much of a concern. When I started hearing music pop in my head it was a isolated incident where I heard a scale, one time with a saxophone, and another time but I can’t remember the specifics. I don’t pull all nighters anymore because the day I had exploding head syndrome I was on the couch and it sounded like there were ten thousand people screaming in the room.

Good to hear! It can also be a problem where your gut stops absorbing the vitamin and it travels out the exit. Do you have fatigue, pins and needles, or a swollen tongue? If not then rock on to the drs anyways!

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Original Poster2 points · 7 months ago

I’m not exhibiting any symptoms of pernicious anemia but I do appreciate the help

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Not at all! Khan academy would be a good place for such a person to look!

I think more people would be hurt because all the people piling on to each other would decelerate all of their collective weights into the people in front of them; e.g. if you push down all of your fingers into your pinky there’s more weight there than if you only pushed down into your pinky

Original Poster1 point · 7 months ago

Definitely just tried pushing my pinky and your very right.

Because it’s so hard to move I was hoping in a crash we’d be okay. Pretty jammed together, close and personal like safety in numbers. I wouldn’t want to be and the front or back of the group though.

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I wouldn’t catastrophize the situation buts it’s a good question and I’m happy to help satiate your curiosity. I hope you get whereve you’re going safely!

They might try to talk back and you just end up with a cat meowing at you all day long.

I think so! I know there are “pet massage” people.

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(Sorry for the long post and am on mobile) I started hearing voices five or six years ago and I’ve had episodes of exploding head syndrome and musical ear syndrome (both of which happened when I was over tired and trying to go to sleep). I never developed any of the other symptoms of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and have a couple associates degrees and have held a job the entire time. I was extremely upset and embarrassed about the fact that I was definitely hallucinating and have never told anybody; in some cases I’m also in disbelief that my mind can process thoughts so autonomously from what I’m consciously thinking about wherein it’s almost like there’s another living person who can process thought talking to me rather than my brain malfunctioning.

Sometimes I hope there’s some other reason for me to be hearing what I do other than but any attempts to self study what I’m experiencing (like “talking” back to what I hear or signaling what I’m experiencing to other people) just confirms that it’s a hallucination. There’s been times that seem to contradict all my affirmations that I’m hallucinating like when I heard my cousin talking to me and than got a text from said person seconds later which is disturbing because it makes me feel like I’m delusional when I start to consider I’m not hallucinating.

Sometimes I used to get upset I would hallucinate the voices of people I work with because it would be mortifying for them to hear what I’m thinking (I.e. “you’re a lazy asshole” and “hearing” a response to what I was thinking). I used to spend nights praying the rosary to fall asleep because the people I live with would leave a tv on in a different room and that would cause me to hallucinate. That actually helped because I found phrases from certain prayers (forgives us our trespasses... or gravely sinned in my thoughts... etc) helped me to feel alright with the fact that I was hearing voices because they literally felt relevant to what I was going through.

Anyways, if I’m nonsymptomatic and functional despite the hallucinations does that qualify them as “non-psychotic”? (I won’t be mad if the answer is no...)

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I don’t stop hearing voices if I cover my ears, start listening to music, or walk away from the place where I’m hearing the voice from.

Google “ulna” for a picture of the bone you’re thinking about. What you might consider an elbow cap is a part of the elbow called the olecranon process

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