Hallucinations

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  1. Entoloma43

    Entoloma43 Well-Known Member

    I've had hallucinations since I was a kid, they would always occur at night. When much younger, I would wake up and see things that aren't there. (I can't remember any specific examples, just remember waking up and screaming and waking parents up).

    These hallucinations eventually stopped, but have begun again recently. (Started sometime after I finished highschool, which was around ~1 year.)

    My question is, should I go see a doctor or some kind of professional? Is this just waking up from a dream and my mind not realizing I'm awake? I could understand maybe like a few seconds of the mind not realizing it, but these have lasted longer.)

    (Note: I don't do any drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc..)


    Things I have hallucinated:

    - Thought I was holding a grenade and it was about to go off. There was a hole in my door, and I was trying to throw the grenade through the hole to get it out of my room. I missed, and then put the covers over my head to "shield" myself. Nothing happened, and realized I was hallucinating.

    - Shadowy figure standing next to my bed with a knife. (right side of my bed)

    - Shadowy figure standing next to my bed. (Can't remember if had a knife, was on left side of bed)

    - I hallucinated that someone was after me. The furniture in my room was moved and arranged so I couldn't escape.

    - Thought someone put glass in my bed underneath me.

    - Had an auditory hallucination. Was as if someone was standing behind my door saying something. (Can't remember what was said, just know it was something bad.)

    - Bee's being stuck in my ear(s). (Earliest one I can remember)

    These are all I can think of. Basically, I never have a good hallucination, it's always bad.
     
  2. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member

    hallucinations, however long they are, are something you should see a doctor about.. maybe just see your GP at first, but they'll probably send you to someone who specialises in stuff like this.

    the part of your brain that gets flooded with chemicals when you sleep (so you dream) is affected a lot by your life when you're awake, which is why when you're stressed you get bad dreams etc.
    the hallucinations people get sometimes, for example those with schizophrenia, can be very real like in some dreams, because the part of their brain which controls dreams is active whilst that person is still awake.
    it could be that your dreams are lasting longer because this part of your brain is taking longer to stop when you wake up.
    this is just my opinion though! i'm no expert... i just thought it might help to maybe have one possible explanation.

    i'd advise you see your doctor and they'll know what's best for you :smile:
    best of luck
    laura x
     
  3. Anime-Zodiac

    Anime-Zodiac Well-Known Member

    I definitely advise going to see the doctor about this.
     
  4. heartlessfaceless

    heartlessfaceless Active Member

    how do you no there hallucinations ?... maybe things are actually there and your just luck enough to see them ? ..thats how i like to think of things anyway =)
     
  5. WillST

    WillST Active Member

    Sounds like you may potentially have schizophrenia. Seek professional medical advice on this matter.
     
  6. MeAndYou

    MeAndYou Well-Known Member

    Yes this def. sounds like schizophrenia. PLEASE do not be afraid to seek advice from a doctor. There are medications that can help you live a normal life :)
    And also you stated you dont do any drugs/alcohol. GOOD. These can make things worse for psychosis disabilities. The first step though is to seek a therapist/psychiatrist or even your family doctor.

    Best of luck :hug:
     
  7. mourningseraph

    mourningseraph Well-Known Member

    One of my old friends was Schizophreic and your symptoms sound VERY similar. Once he got on meds ALL the symptoms dissappeared, so it IS treatable. You should start to keep notes of all your symptoms and hallucinations with as much detail as possible. See a psychiatrist and bring your notes with you so they can more accurately diagnose you. I wish you luck. :hug:
     
  8. Entoloma43

    Entoloma43 Well-Known Member

    I don't really think it's schizophrenia, because they only occur at night after I fall asleep. I wake up, shortly hallucinate, realize it's not real, then just go back to sleep. They never occur in the day time, or whenever I'm awake.

    Then again, I don't know much about schizophrenia, could it still be that even though it's only at the above mentioned times?


    Thanks everyone for the responses. If it occurs again, I'll go see a doctor


    A natural answer seems much more logical.
     
  9. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    If you want to talk, i've been seeing ghosts and spirits for as long as i can remember and if you want to talk about this, i'd be more than happy to pm you, if you pm me first. It's very scary if it's the first few times tis happened to you. But it does sound likely this is what it is.
     
  10. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hello Entoloma,

    You should definitely see your doctor about this. Many things can cause hallucinations such as medicines or psychosis. Also you should get your eyes tested, if that doesn't solve anything them see a mental health worker and hopefully they will rule out mental illness. I'm only a PM away if you need to talk :hug: :arms:

    Lynn x
     
  11. Entoloma43

    Entoloma43 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your support, however I'd like to rule out all natural explanations first.
     
  12. ThoseEmptyWalls

    ThoseEmptyWalls Well-Known Member

    I suffer from psychosis and I experience hallucinations. Many happen at night (when its dark and Im awake and often shortly after waking up). I thought they were just nightmares but the mental health experts thought otherwise. One called them night terrors (the ones I experiences after waking up) and the ones when I hadnt yet been asleep she called just plain old hallucinations.
     
  13. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    I have dreams like that, they scare the hell out of you. I won't go into detail but I have one dream that reaccurs everynow and then. It scares me everytime I have it. It brings me from lying down to standing ready to defend myself. I had another one I don't remember the dream but I do remember I must have been on all fours in bed because I jumped straight up and landed on the floor on my knees and hands ( very painfull). I reached up and grabbed my pillow and went back to sleep on the floor because I figured I would just end back up there. That one didn't scare me so bad because I couldn't remember it. I also see things when I am awake. Like snakes squirming around in my perrifial vision and I see things go flying by in front of me. I can't focus on them because they move to fast. I had my eyes checked and needed glasses but that was not what was causing them. My therapist says it is control issues that I don't have control when sleeping. My shrink thinks i'm skyzzo. He prescribed a med for that and it had me tripping for three days. I quit taking it. I tell him about seeing things and he keeps asking me like 5 or 6 times per session if I hear voices. No doc I just see things!!What an Ass!!! As you might have noticed I have no confidence in him, he's a wack job!!But he is the only one to see where I go for treatment and my meds. If I quit seeing him then I loose my meds. I wish you luck and just let you know there are others out there that have similar problems so keep posting and we will keep replying and trying to show you support!!~Joseph~
     
  14. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    Loads of people without any psychiatric diagnosis go through what you do off and on in their lives...

    For me personally, being overly tired can bring on things as well as being on medication (anti depressants and being depressed too).
     
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